Test beds ready for healthy volunteers

March 23, 2001

The first of five clinical research facilities allowing scientists to test treatments on healthy patients opened at Southampton's General Hospital this week.

The 12-bed facility, which was built with a £3.9 million grant from the Wellcome Trust, was the result of a joint bid between Southampton University and Southampton University Hospitals Trust.

Wellcome has spent £16 million funding similar facilities in Cambridge, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh.

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