Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology

IBST is an initiative of UWE, Bristol

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IBST is a member of Medilink South West, the region’s life science industry network.

IBST is a member of the Health & Life Sciences Sector Group.

Our purpose is to engage with local life sciences, health and social care organisations to explore areas that could be developed to promote the health and life sciences business sector in the West of England LEP region.





The Severnside Alliance for Translational Research (SARTRE)SATRE

SARTRE is a new partnership created between the Universities of Cardiff and Bristol to merge their efforts in translational research and to provide a focal point for interactions with the Bio-Pharmaceutical industry.


  • To provide a managed network of competence across the two universities and associated NHS trusts.
  • To provide management support to translational projects across the alliance and to identify appropriate follow on or exit strategies.
  • To build a portfolio of advanced translation projects using funding from the MRC-DPFS devolved portfolio scheme.
  • To interact with a network of external agencies including regulatory agencies and contract research or development organizations.
  • To interact with Industry and act as a catalyst for the creation of joint development projects.
  • To develop new models of risk sharing for joint projects with the private sector.


Bristol Office
Room 2.16
Royal Fort House
University of Bristol
Bristol BS8 1UJ

+44 (0)117 3318409/10

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