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Facilities for Healthy Ageing research

Our state-of-the-art facilities put us at the cutting-edge of Healthy Ageing research. These facilities available for use as part of collaborative research projects. Please contact us for more information in accessing our facilities, email or call 01392 723456.

Exeter Sequencing Service

The Exeter Sequencing Service provides state of the art genomics and bioinformatics analysis the service specialises in training in wet-lab techniques and computational analysis.

The facility represents a £3 million investment by the University of Exeter and is supported by the Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council (MRC), Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council (BSRC) and industrial partners.

Clinical trials facilities

Our clinical trials facilities evaluate current treatments, driving change and improvements in medicine. Our researchers belong to leading research units and institutes based across the University and NHS.

Our Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) works in collaboration with researchers and clinicians in the design and delivery of high quality and efficient controlled trials and other well-designed studies, addressing important health questions.

Clinical Research Facility

The NIHR Exeter Clinical Research Facility (NIHR Exeter CRF) improves patient care by increasing understanding of the causes of disease and improving diagnosis and treatment. The facility supports and conducts clinical research studies has highly trained ‘research dedicated’ nurses, scientists, doctors and support staff, plus outstanding research facilities including bespoke wards and consulting rooms, sample handling laboratories and specialist equipment for investigating exercise, physiology and metabolism.

The facility is run in partnership with the Royal Devon and Exeter Trust.

Biomechanics facilities

The biomechanics facilities offer researchers motion analysis and gait analysis cameras to investigate musculoskeletal injuries and develop footwear and materials which support more active lifestyles. They are often us by academics working on active ageing research.

VSimulators at Exeter

VSimulators is a joint venture between the University of Exeter, and Universities of Bath and Leicester, to develop facilities for multi-disciplinary research in human factors engineering. The VSimulators facility based at Exeter Science Park can recreate any environment either physically or virtually.

The collaboration is supported by an Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) £4.8 million infrastructure grant.