Industry: Clinical Research Organisation (CRO)
C-TRIC is a not-for-profit clinical research facility based at Altnagelvin Hospital, the second largest acute hospital in Northern Ireland. C-TRIC facilitates translational and clinical research by providing specialist workspaces and tailored services for academic researchers, clinical researchers and life and health science companies. C-TRIC has a 10+ year history of working with companies to test and validate their innovations bringing them from the laboratory to the patient’s bedside. All C-TRIC services are run by fully qualified scientists that can take a project from conception to publication. These include human factor studies, comparative & participative studies for medical devices, in vitro-in vivo specialist work and a “first in all-Ireland” single-cell multi-omics workflow. In addition, C-TRIC offers laboratory access, access to NHS consultants, doctors, research nurses and allied health professionals and study support officers.
C-TRIC is a key stakeholder in the city’s Personalised Medicine Centre (PMC). This project will provide leading capability in data analytics, biomarker discovery and medtech development, along with the capacity to perform robust clinical trials and business support to commercialise and implement new diagnostic tests, drugs, and technologies. The Personalised Medicine Centre will create a new healthcare quarter, Healthcare Research Institute and support a community-owned health research company.
Trade Mission Objectives: Our location is the first port of call for access into the UK and European market simultaneously. Therefore, our objective is to meet with life science companies with CRO needs, particularly those looking to sell into the UK National Health Service (NHS) and the wider European Union market. We aim to meet with other research organisations (US based CROs, universities and others) for potential partnerships. We want to learn more about the US healthcare and insurance industries in the fields of single-cell multi-omics and pharmacogenomics, focusing on cardiology and mental health.
Mission delegate: Professor Aaron Peace, CEO of C-TRIC, Research & Development Director of the Western Health & Social Care Trust and Consultant Cardiologist with Altnaglevin Hospital, Derry.