Research and Development and study
NHS Blood and Transplant, Bristol Institute for Transfusion Sciences and the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Bristol offer a taught MSc course in Transfusion and Transplantation Sciences.
Bristol Institute for Transfusion Sciences
The Bristol Institute for Transfusion Sciences (BITS) was established in 1996 under the directorship of Professor David Anstee, with the aim of bringing together research and teaching at the IBGRL, the Bristol Blood Centre and the University of Bristol.
BITS is a major part of NHSBT Research activity, contributing to all three of the programmes of research:
- Better and Safer use of Blood, Stem Cells, Tissues and Organs
- Development of Cellular and Tissue Therapies
- Immunohaematology and Immunogenetics of Transfusion and Transplantation.
BITS and the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Bristol offer a taught MSc course in Transfusion and Transplantation Sciences.
A range of monoclonal antibodies have been developed as a result the R&D programme. These antibodies are available as IBGRL Research Products for sale to other laboratories for research use.
Clinical Biotechnology Centre and the support of immunotherapy trials
The CBC is the first publicly-funded MHRA accredited facility for the manufacture of recombinant proteins and gene therapy investigational medicinal products for clinical trials.