The Centre for Cardiovascular Medicine and Devices has been created to bridge the gap between academics and clinicians in their endeavour to innovate in translational medicine.
The Centre houses a productive transatlantic relationship with Yale University which focuses on research and innovation. Our projects include next-generation stent technology and big data consolidation. Our Yale colleagues include Prof. Alexandra Lansky, one of the Centre’s research leads, alongside Prof. Carlos Mena-Hurtado, Prof. John Forrest and Prof. Eric Velasquez. The Centre also has a strong working relationship with Prof. Bernard Gersh, based at the Mayo Clinic.
The Cardiovascular Devices Hub (CVDHub) sits within this Centre. The CVDHub, partly funded by the ERDF, supports collaborations between academic, clinical, engineering and industrial innovators to develop clinically and commercially viable cardiovascular devices. This novel, cross-speciality unit helps small to medium enterprises (SMEs) over the hurdles involved in taking new innovations to human trials. We are currently building a new space for collaborative interaction which will include flexible meeting and conference facilities.
The overall research objectives of this internationally acknowledged group are: