Lambe Institute for Translational Research & HRB Clinical Research Facility

Healthcare is something which affects all of our lives. Advances made by researchers enable clinicians to address health challenges and pioneer medical interventions in order to improve patients’ lives. Galway is at the forefront of such discovery – and is recognised as an emerging global hub for the ‘medtech’ sector.

Since the early 2000s, NUI Galway has focussed its research on biomedical engineering science as a priority area. It has developed a range of interdisciplinary research centres and initiatives, working closely with partners in industry, healthcare and government agencies, to build a world-class clinical, research and people infrastructure. This building comprises the Lambe Institute for Translational Research and the Health Research Board (HRB) Clinical Research Facility. It represents an innovative partnership between NUI Galway, Health Research Board, Saolta University Health Care Group and Health Services Executive and supported by private philanthropy through Galway University Foundation.

This facility represents the nexus of research and its translation into the clinical setting. It is the point at which “bench” meets “bedside”. Clinical and scientific researchers aligned to NUI Galway’s strategic priority areas of cancer and medical device technology work on the upper two levels in the Lambe Institute for Translational Research. On the lower two levels these scientific advances are carefully applied in a clinical setting in the HRB Clinical Research Facility. As NUI Galway’s profile as a centre of biomedical research continues to grow, with research groups such as CÚRAM, REMEDI, BCR and many others, making major contributions to pressing medical challenges, we are confident that this new facility will be a tremendous national and international resource.

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, opened this new facility on 28th September 2015.