Medical Research

The Foundation is committed to supporting medical research which has a high probability of a positive clinical outcome.

If you are considering making an application in this category we suggest that you make contact with the Foundation first.

The following key themes have been supported by the Foundation:

Clinical Trials: The Foundation is helping to support research trials based at Coventry University, of a new drug delivery system for cancer treatments that uses a High Intensity Focused Ultrasound to accurately position drugs in tumours.

Blood Tests: With help from The Foundation, Warwick University is undertaking research to develop a blood test to indicate the risk of developing Post Natal Depression in pregnant women.

Equipment: The Islet Laboratory has been supported in purchasing a custom built perfusion culture system for research to develop a safe transplantation environment of islet cells. This research is making significant progress towards clinical trials in the future.

Stem Cell Research: The Foundation's ongoing partnership with the University of Bristol is supporting important stem cell research into possible therapies for Parkinson's disease. A soft tissue scaffold, for use in reconstructive surgery, is being developed by the Blond McIndoe Foundation and part funded by The Foundation. 

Brain Tumours:  At Nottingham University research into childhood brain tumors is being supported by the Foundation with a three year award for a research fellow looking at novel treatments for recurrent Ependymomas in children.