NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is a joint England and Wales Special Health Authority. Its remit includes the provision of a reliable, efficient supply of blood and associated services to the NHS in England and North Wales. It is also the organ donor organisation for the UK and is responsible for matching and allocating donated organs.
NHSBT's responsibilities include: encouraging people to donate organs, blood and tissues; optimising the safety and supply of blood, organs and tissues; helping to raise the quality, effectiveness and clinical outcomes of blood and transplant services; providing expert advice to other NHS organisations, the Department of Health and devolved administrations; providing advice and support to health services in other countries; commissioning and conducting research and development and implementing relevant EU statutory frameworks and guidance.
More information: www.nhsbt.nhs.uk
As technical textiles specialists, NIRI helps organisations develop commercially-
Formed as a University of Leeds spin-
NIRI's patented HydroSpace nonwoven technology is expected to be a key component
of the SANGUIS-
More information: www.nonwovens-
Macopharma has more than 35 years of innovation in global healthcare, with expertise in the fields of transfusion, infusion and bioengineering.
Macopharma is an international company with a presence in 70 countries, has more
than 2200 collaborators and 4 production sites dedicated to the manufacture of transfusion
products. It is the first supplier of in-
More information: www.macopharma.com
Carbosynth specialises in carbohydrates and nucleosides for R&D scientists from the pharmaceutical and biotech communities.
Carbosynth are able to draw upon a wide range of experience in chemistries and processes, especially in the fields of carbohydrates and nucleosides. Carbosynth also offers a range of niche fine chemicals that include versatile building blocks or products with specialist applications ranging from biochemical reagents, natural antioxidants, coupling agents, to activators in peptide and oligonucleotide synthesis.
Carbosynth's catalogue offers quantities for R&D, but many are produced in bulk.
Custom synthesis is one of Carbosynth's fastest-
More information: www.carbosynth.com