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UKSPA Directory 2017 England | Full Member 053 A vibrant The Forum healthcare is open to community, the public CBC and is home a space to to many meet, world-renowned eat, collaborate companies and network and institutions The Campus is already home to the new global headquarters for AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline’s Experimental Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology Unit, the world-renowned Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Papworth Hospital, the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, and the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology. Researchers enjoy access to a comprehensive range of scientific support services and technology platforms, often housed in dedicated core facilities and managed by highly qualified staff. Nearby within the Cambridge cluster are the Babraham Institute, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, ARM, Microsoft Research, and Raspberry Pi, among many others. Patient-centred rese arch Campus organisations can develop unparalleled patient-centred research by working alongside NHS and clinical scientists and partner with on-site coordinators to effectively plan and manage clinical trials. Cambridge University Hospitals are committed to trialling new treatments, with an average of 1,000 active studies in progress at once, a stable population of over 5 million (with high participation rates) nearby, and a well-equipped, purpose-built clinical trial facility. The Addenbrooke’s Centre for Clinical Investigation houses the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility, the Clinical “We will rub shoulders with some of Investigation Ward, the world’s best scientists and clinicians and the GSK Clinical Unit Cambridge. A carrying out some of the world’s leading dedicated in-house research – a really exciting prospect” team means that Pascal Soriot Executive Director and CEO, AstraZeneca ethical approvals, costs, contracts, and administration are all handled efficiently by the Clinical Trials office. Recruitment Organisations at CBC enjoy all the recruitment advantages of the prestigious university city of Cambridge and Europe’s largest biomedical cluster. The international, mid-sized, and start-up organisations around Cambridge underpin a knowledge economy so substantial that the area now has the greatest percentage of highly-skilled workers in the UK. The biotechnology sector is particularly well- supported, with one of the highest concentrations of companies in Europe and a talent pool that encompasses a wide range of business, legal, technical, and clinical support services. ■ Tr a n s p o r t l i n k s Cambridge railway station Bus & Cambs. Guided Busway M11 (2 miles to J11 from campus) N e a r by London Kings Cross 48 min by train Cambridge city centre 2.2 miles Str a te g i c n e tw o r k University of Cambridge Cambridge University Hospitals MRC Lab. of Molecular Biology