Our Partnership with Action Medical Research
Premature babies are so small that they are weighed in grams
Around the world, preterm birth rates are rising
Many survivors of preterm birth face a lifetime of disability
85% of patients delivering pre-term have no prior risk factors
In the UK alone, 1 in 12 babies are born too soon
Around the globe 15 million babies are born too soon every year, and yet obstetrics and obstetric research remains chronically under-funded and under-resourced.
Borne is joining forces with children's charity Action Medical Research to fund £1.5 million of new research projects over the next 3 years (2017 - 2019), to help identify the causes behind prematurity and find ways to prevent it.
These new research projects will develop from applications that Borne and Action look forward to receiving during 2017. To find out more about applying for funding please see Action's application page here.
The new research will complement research currently supported by Borne within the Imperial College laboratories at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and also build on Action's programme of research into prematurity, pregnancy complications and helping to treat sick and vulnerable babies.
You can read more about the partnership in our press release below.
Read about Borne and Action Medical Research's collaboration in the Evening Standard's press article below.