The NIHR/Wellcome Trust King's Clinical Research Facility (CRF) at King's College Hospital is a pioneering collaboration involving the NHS, academia and industry to support world leading research across physical and mental healthcare.
We believe that the newly established CRF is the first of its kind in the world to be specifically designed to support mental health and neurosciences clinical trials. It will also enable us to further develop our pioneering research in specialist fields including haemato-oncology, cardiovascular medicine and diabetes. The CRF includes:
- An Experimental Medicine Facility, comprising the latest neuroimaging and EEG facilities to study the brain in action, a virtual reality behaviour suite and an intensive care unit facility for patients with brain injury.
- The largest Cell Therapy Unit in Europe, in either academia or industry. This will enable us to expand our world leading programme of work, demonstrated by the fact that we were the first centre to treat liver failure using cell therapy.
- A Clinical Trials Unit, providing a state of the art facility for commercially sponsored trials.
You can find out more about the CRF in this short film: