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Three projects receive funding in new collaboration between Innovate UK and Asthma UK

February 27, 2019 / Leontina Postelnicu

Innovate UK and Asthma UK have announced that three new projects will receive funding to improve treatment options for people with asthma, after the charity called on the NHS to “move with the times and put technology at the heart of asthma management”. Figures indicate that 5.4 million people are receiving treatment for the condition in the UK, which has some of the highest rates of asthma prevalence in Europe, according to Asthma UK. The new projects in Manchester, Edinburgh and Portsmouth will see academics partner with businesses, with each of the three receiving over £200,000. Innovate UK says the University of Manchester will work with Owlstone Medical to develop new tests to diagnose asthma. In January, researchers from the University of Cambridge, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Cancer Research UK revealed that they had launched a clinical trial, in partnership with Owlstone Medical, to see if a breath test device could detect the prese...