As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, researchers are keen to understand more about this new virus, which currently has no proven treatments or future prevention tactics. Research is crucial to strengthening health systems; improving treatment approaches and ending the COVID-19 pandemic. Brighton and Sussex Medical School and the University of Sussex are collaborating on a range of COVID-19 research projects to build evidence across Sussex and create an invaluable resource. Led by Prof. Florian Kern, Chair in Immunology at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, a research team is beginning a collection of research blood samples from a cohort of at least 100 individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 but have now fully recovered. These samples will be used to study aspects of the body’s defence against COVID-19, related for example, to vaccine design and inflammation. Studies could also help in vaccine design and other treatments. Volunteers needed for this vital research The team is looking for volunteers to attend the University of Sussex Campus at Falmer for a one hour session, during which they’ll have a blood sample taken [...]
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We are very proud to announce that Ridgeview’s CEO Tamara Roberts was awarded 'Businessperson of the Year' at a ceremony hosted by the Sussex Business Awards at the The Grand Brighton. “Hard work & bloody mindedness does pay off but only if you have the support of family, friends & a fantastic team” commented Tamara on receipt of the outstanding award. This follows on from a recent roll of fantastic achievements including Tamara being announced as the new International Wine & Spirit Competition - IWSC president for 2020. The appointment is a respected honour and Tamara is excited to be taking on this new role, particularly as the first English producer to do so. ‘My father started Ridgeview with the vision & ambition that England could produce sparkling wines to compete with the very best in the world, changing the course of the English Wine Industry forever. This is a perfect opportunity to celebrate his legacy and the sparkling future that lies ahead for our industry’. Ridgeview will be celebrating our 25th Anniversary in 2020 and over this quarter of a century [...]
The Sussex business and academic communities are an important part of One Research’s partnership network. And although we work in a global market, our locality has inspired and supported us throughout. Sussex is part of our identity and our brand. The university, in the South Downs National Park, is our home. The Sussex Business Awards 2019 are a celebration of business excellence. One Research joins that celebration by sponsoring the coveted Businessperson of the Year award. We look forward to meeting the inspirational leaders who make Sussex such a vibrant business hub. The finals take place at The Grand Hotel, Brighton, on Thursday 5th December 2019. If you are planning to make the trip, we look forward to meeting you too.
One Research launches an innovative Mastercard® service to support patient recruitment and retention
The One Research Mastercard service was developed in response to a client’s request for a straightforward and cost-effective solution to cover patients’ clinical-research expenses. As a company that specialises in patient recruitment, we have seen the problems associated with slow reimbursement and how this can significantly impact on both recruitment and retention. In our recent survey of 3,500 patients, 60% of respondents said that travel expenses are a key consideration in deciding to take part in research. All too frequently the onus is placed on the patient to fund their own participation and then submit an expense claim for later reimbursement. From feedback we have been given, many organisations attempt to reimburse patients in around two to four weeks, but it can take up to nine weeks for a claim to be processed. We investigated card and expense providers from both the pharma and financial services industries but found that they didn’t offer the operational flexibility required and were also prohibitively expensive. Our findings prompted us to develop our own cost-effective, scalable and straightforward solution. The One Research Mastercard is more than just [...]