Selected Major Research Projects

Selected

DEVELOP-UK study: This is a national multicentre study of donor ex-vivo lung perfusion in UK lung transplantation funded by the National Institute of Health Research via the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) programme. The study is being led from the Institute of Transplantation with Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals Trust acting as Sponsor. Professor Andrew Fisher is the Chief Investigator and Professor John Dark is the local principal investigator. The study commenced in April 2012. (http://www.hta.ac.uk/project/2554.asp)

D-LIVER study:  this is an international study funded by the European Union through the FP7 Programme and led by Newcastle University. It addresses the need for an ICT‑enabled bio-artificial liver support system (BAL) to facilitate detoxification as remote transient therapy at the point of need, offering continuous care from hospital to home settings. The lead from the Institute of Transplantation is Professor David Jones. (http://www.d-liver.eu/)

The MABSOT Study: This is an international study funded by the European Union through the FP7 Programme and was awarded to a consortium of 6 European academic institutions and a biotechnology company.  The Principal Investigator at the Institute of Transplantation is Professor Neil Sheerin. The grant funds trials to test the effectiveness of a new therapy to prevent ischaemia reperfusion injury. The recruitment to the study will start later in 2012. (http://www.euram.ltd.uk/MABSOT/default.htm)