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Oxford biomedical engineering research activity is concentrated in a single, state of the art facility adjacent to the Oxford University hospitals. Co-location of engineers with medical professionals has been pivotal to the tremendous growth in this activity since 2008.The number of researchers in the IBME rapidly doubled over the first 3 years and has settled at around 220 people since then.

We organise Biomedical Engineering in five main research clusters:

  • Biomedical Image Analysis
  • Biomedical Measurement and Modelling
  • Biomedical Signal Processing and Instrumentation
  • Non-invasive Therapy and Drug Delivery, and 
  • Regenerative Medicine 

Our research has had an impact locally, particularly via translational work with the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and partnership with local SMEs, nationally, for instance via the Centre of Excellence in Personalized Healthcare and the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Healthcare Innovation, and internationally, including through strategic collaborations with academic partners in the US, India and China.

The IBME hosted a Centre of Excellence in Personalised Medicine funded by the Wellcome Trust and EPSRC from 2008-2014.

The IBME currently hosts a number of Research Centres and leads on a number of major Programme level Grants:

  • Oxford Centre for Drug Delivery Devices (OxCD3) – funded in part by an EPSRC Programme Grant
  • University of Oxford CRMI Technology Centre
  • NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre  - Biomedical Informatics and Technology Theme
  • SeeBiByte – EPSRC Programme Grant jointly held with Information Engineering Group