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COVID-19 genome sequencing alliance formed with support from Birmingham University

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23rd March 2020

Medilink WM member the University of Birmingham part of the £20m investment ‘COG-UK’ – the new nationwide consortium, COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium.

Investment of £20m has enabled the formation of a new nationwide consortium to map the spread and evolution of COVID-19 through whole-genome sequencing.

Birmingham University makes hand sanitiser to support the regions frontline staff

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23rd March 2020

Medilink West Midlands is proud to share the following news article from Birmingham Health Partners, detailing how Medilink member University Of Birmingham is responding to the urgent shortage of hand sanitiser.

Technicians and lab facilities at BHP founder member the University of Birmingham have been redeployed to respond to an urgent shortage of hand sanitiser needed by frontline social care workers to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.

Six new Life Sciences Opportunity Zones for Birmingham.

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24th February 2020

Birmingham Health Partners (BHP) has been recognised by Government for its world-class research infrastructure.

AI could be as effective at diagnosing disease as health professionals

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9th October 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) appears to detect diseases from medical imaging with similar levels of accuracy as healthcare professionals, according to research led by two Birmingham Health Partners (BHP) founder members.

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