Medical Research Council (MRC) Confidence in Concept funding has been awarded to Amir Ghaemmaghami and Morgan Alexander to develop new strategies for using ‘bio-instructive’ materials in wound healing.
Large scars, infection and non-healing wounds due to extensive tissue damage (e.g. burns) or underlying diseases (e.g. diabetes) are significant medical issues affecting large number of patients with serious physical and psychological issues for the patients as well as significant cost to the NHS. The funding will be spent on translational research.
The Confidence in Concept (CiC) scheme is a key part of MRC’s translational research strategy and provides annual awards of up to £1 million to institutions to flexibly support a portfolio of early stage translational research projects. It is intended to accelerate the transition from discovery research to translational development projects by supporting preliminary work or feasibility studies to establish the viability of an approach.
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