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Life Sciences Minister supports North East's medical research

George Freeman

Life Sciences Minister George Freeman MP visited the North East to promote and support the region’s growing life sciences cluster as an important part of the UK’s Northern Powerhouse.

The region, with its proud history of innovation, is helping to drive the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” in bioscience, biomedicine and medical technology.

Newcastle is a world-leader in ageing science and his visit took in the National Institute for Health Research Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre. With more than £16 million, this partnership between Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle University brings academics and clinicians together to work on groundbreaking research into dementia.

During his visit, Mr Freeman met with liver patients who, with a standard blood tests and a new app, are avoiding having to undergo an invasive liver biopsy. Read the full article: App-ropriate care: liver patients take control with new app.

Image L to R: Sir Leonard Fenwick (CEO) Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Professor Chris Day (PVC) Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University; Life Sciences Minister, George Freeman MP; Kingsley Smith (Chair) Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Dr Mark Jarvis (Manager) Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre, Newcastle University.

Published: 24 February 2016

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