AAIR researchers have access to excellent biomedical and clinical research facilities and laboratories within the partnership of University of Southampton (UoS) and University Hospitals Southampton (UHS) NHS Foundation Trust.
Patients and volunteers from the community volunteer to participate in wide-ranging research projects. These include clinical trials of new treatments and observational studies to understand disease progression over time. Clinical samples from these trials are collected and used for detection of mediators or cells are isolated and grown in the laboratory for investigations into disease mechanisms.
Patients and volunteers participating in research will usually be seen within the clinical research facilities based at Southampton General Hospital. Clinical facilities include:
- NIHR Respiratory Biomedical Research Centre,
- Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility
- UoS Clinical Trials Unit.
AAIR researchers have excellent laboratory facilities to study into asthma, allergy and inflammatory diseases. The research is predominantly hosted in the laboratories of the Academic Unit of Clinical and Experimental Sciences, including:
- The Roger Brooke Laboratory
- Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Laboratory
- Biomedical Imaging Unit
- Histochemistry Research Unit
- Flow cytometry Resource