Mon, December 6th 2021
Imperial Biomedical Hub Officially Opened
ProtonDx is privileged to have secured office space in the prestigious Translation and Innovation Hub (IHUB) at White City campus of Imperial College London.
ProtonDx is privileged to have secured office space in the prestigious Translation and Innovation Hub (IHUB). at White City campus of Imperial College London. The IHUB is a key component of White City Campus a multidisciplinary innovation district for researchers, businesses and partners. Imperial College is bringing together organisations at every stage of their growth to work alongside each other, develop cutting edge research and discover new applications.
Another significant component of the White City campus, Sir Michael Uren Hub, was opened by the Minister for Science, Research and Innovation George Freeman MP in the company of Imperial’s Provost Ian Walmsley and Mark Uren from the Michael Uren Foundation.
The state‑of‑the‑art facility was made possible by a £40 million gift from Sir Michael Uren OBE and his foundation, the most generous gift in the College’s history. Designed as a multidisciplinary collaborative facility, the Sir Michael Uren Hub provides space for Imperial’s world‑leading researchers, engineers, scientists and clinicians to work alongside one another to tackle biomedical and healthcare problems.
The Hub will bring together over 500 engineers, clinicians, and scientists to develop new and affordable medical technologies. They will combine the latest medical research and engineering to improve the treatment and diagnosis of diverse medical conditions, from finding ways to treat dementia to creating bionic limbs.
Professor Alice Gast, President of Imperial College London, said:
“This landmark building enables our researchers, engineers, scientists and clinicians to work side by side to address some of the most pressing biomedical and healthcare problems of our time. By translating life‑changing research into new and affordable medical technology we will improve patient care for generations to come."
“The building, made possible only through Sir Michael’s remarkable gift, will stand as a testament to his vision and generosity.”
The 13‑storey building includes state‑of‑the‑art laboratory and office facilities for the next generation of biomedical engineering research focused on a variety of technologies and applications. Housing interdisciplinary research initiatives from across Imperial’s departments and faculties, the building will take medical innovations from the lab to the wards, benefitting from its proximity to the College’s Hammersmith Hospital campus.