Clinical Trials Working Group 

Early in 2021, we started work on an exciting initiative - the ‘Clinical Trials Working Group for Central Nervous System Drug Delivery’.

In collaboration with Mr Kristian Aquilina, Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital, UK, we launched this at a virtual meeting on the 1st March 2021. Joined by 38 leading brain tumour research scientists, clinicians and regulatory experts, from the UK, EU and US, we discussed how we can work together to accelerate paediatric clinical trials of CNS drug delivery devices.

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CT Group docs in corridor x235

In April/May 2021, we ran a pump prime funding opportunity for projects (up to £10k each) to move trial proposals into an ‘advanced state of readiness’. One application was selected for funding. Unfortunately, however, due to a change in their circumstances, the PI later had to withdraw this application. 

In November 2021, we ran a workshop on ‘Clinical Trial Readiness for CNS Drug Delivery’. During this meeting, we launched a second 'clinical trial readiness' pump prime funding opportunity. A summary report of the meeting, plus details of the pump prime grants awarded, are available on the workshop webpage.