IMPRESSplus call 2016 funded projects

Better Bladders

  • Principal Investigator

    Prof Jenny Southgate, University of York

  • Co-Investigators

    Mr Ased Ali, Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust


Better Bladders is a study investigating new treatments for bladder disease. It will build on previous work in which researchers used a tissue engineering approach to investigate changes to the bladder lining that occur in bladder disease in children.  The same research also identified a drug that seems promising in terms of being able to reverse these changes.

Funding from IMPRESS will allow the work to move from laboratory studies to working directly with clinical samples and enable the researchers to develop the work sufficiently to apply for further funding to translate their work into a commercially-available drug treatment.

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