Translational Research Centre

Accelerating child health research

The Translational Research Centre (TRC) promotes knowledge and scientific development by improving communication between the clinic and laboratory. Our mandate includes supporting researchers with their studies by providing bioethics-support and assistance in the procurement of patient tissue specimens with correlative clinical data.


Bench-to-Bedside research opportunities

Facilitated access to high quality tissue specimens

High quality tissue specimens collected on-call

Standardized acquisition, categorization and processing procedures of tissue specimens.

Bioethics support

Support for bioethics application submissions

Dedicated equipment and research personnel 

Specialized equipment and trained research nurses and technicians.

Secure sample storage

Hard wired freezers, kept at -80ºC, with 24-hour alarmed security.

Biohazard laboratory

Level 2 containment laboratory within Children's Health Research Institute.

Clinical/tissue database

Remote web access with password protected login to clinical data/tissue specimens.

Flexible service packages 

Individualized packages particular to your research needs.

Strategic links with other research centres Vibrant base of interconnected core research facilities in London for genomic and protein analysis.