Collaboration and partnerships
Opening new opportunities
Opening new opportunities 26 May 2022 With more than 60 delegates and 30 companies in the room, Kidney Research UK’s Industry Day 2022 opened new opportunities for collaboration in our ambitious plans to drive a step change in defeating kidney disease. Our aim is to work with partners to deliver our research priorities to prevent…Read More
Kidney community steps up to support Kidney Beam
Kidney community steps up to support Kidney Beam 16 December 2021 Kidney Beam, the platform helping kidney patients’ wellbeing through live, online and on demand exercise classes and programmes, is being bolstered by support across the kidney community. In an unprecedented move, Kidney Research UK is joining forces with Kidney Care UK, the National Kidney…Read More
The BioIndustry Association and Kidney Research UK announce new Charity of the Year partnership
The BioIndustry Association and Kidney Research UK announce new Charity of the Year partnership 01 December 2021 Kidney Research UK has been chosen to be the BioIndustry Association’s charity partner for 2022. The partnership aims to raise funds, increase awareness of kidney health, and promote kidney research to the life sciences ecosystem. The BIA, the UK’s trade association for innovative life sciences,…Read More
Alternative funding to drive progress
Alternative funding to drive progress 13 July 2021 At Kidney Research UK we are determined to make research happen faster and make it count for patients sooner. Although we are the largest charity dedicated to funding kidney research in the UK, if we are going to end kidney disease, we need to do more to drive discoveries and make…Read More
Iron and muscle – improving exercise and physical ability in people with chronic kidney disease
The main function of iron in the body is to form haemoglobin in red cells to carry oxygen to all the organs and tissues of the body. However, it is becoming increasingly apparent that iron has other important functions in the body, particularly in relation to how the heart and muscles function. A lack of…Read More
NURTuRE – the first kidney biobank covering England, Scotland and Wales.
The UK Renal Research Strategy recognised the need for a kidney biobank. Kidney Research UK has led the collaboration with industry and academia to launch NURTuRE (the National Unified Renal Translational Research Enterprise) – the first kidney biobank covering England, Scotland and Wales and a key resource for the renal research community. What will be…Read More
ASSIST-CKD – identifying and monitoring people at greatest risk of progressive chronic kidney disease.
ASSIST-CKD – identifying and monitoring people at greatest risk of progressive chronic kidney disease. 01 April 2019 We are leading a UK-wide project, supported by the Health Foundation, which involves over 20 renal units and pathology laboratories, and their surrounding GP practices covering an estimated population of around 11-12 million people across the UK. The…Read More
Iron and Heart – a pilot clinical trial in iron deficient but non-anaemic people with advanced chronic kidney disease.
The Anaemia Clinical Study Group (CSG), sought to deliver a small pilot clinical trial to produce initial evidence on whether iron loading can reverse abnormality in heart muscle function and relieve symptoms associated with skeletal muscle impairment in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. This pilot clinical study is academically-led by Professor Sunil Bhandari at Hull…Read More
PIVOTAL – A pioneering trial of worldwide importance
PIVOTAL – A pioneering trial of worldwide importance 01 April 2019 We have co-ordinated a pioneering clinical trial investigating the optimum amount of intravenous iron that can be given to patients on dialysis to treat anaemia effectively and safely. A complication of being treated for kidney failure using haemodialysis is that patients develop anaemia and iron…Read More
Leading health charities join forces to improve the lives of people with diabetes and kidney disease
Two leading charities have pledged their commitment to tackling kidney disease and diabetes together.Read More