Lambe Institute for Translational Research & HRB Clinical Research Facility

Healthcare is something which affects all of our lives. Advances made by researchers enable clinicians to address health challenges and pioneer medical interventions in order to improve patients’ lives. Galway is at the forefront of such discovery – and is recognised as an emerging global hub for the ‘medtech’ sector.

Since the early 2000s, University of Galway has focussed its research on biomedical engineering science as a priority area. It has developed a range of interdisciplinary research centres and initiatives, working closely with partners in industry, healthcare and government agencies, to build a world-class clinical, research and people infrastructure. This building comprises the Lambe Institute for Translational Research and the Health Research Board (HRB) Clinical Research Facility. It represents an innovative partnership between University of Galway, Health Research Board, Saolta University Healthcare Group and the Health Services Executive and supported by private philanthropy through Galway University Foundation.

This facility represents the nexus of research and its translation into the clinical setting. It is the point at which “bench” meets “bedside”. Clinical and scientific researchers aligned to University of Galway’s strategic priority areas of cancer and medical device technology work on the upper two levels in the Lambe Institute for Translational Research. On the lower two levels these scientific advances are carefully applied in a clinical setting in the HRB Clinical Research Facility. 

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, opened this new facility on 28th September 2015.