The David Wilson Biobank, University of Leicester


The David Wilson Foundation is the leading local donor for the University of Leicester’s new state-of-the-art cardiovascular research centre at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester.

"I wanted my donation to support the creation of this new Centre which will house the expertise and equipment that together will offer a major leap forward in research into the causes and treatment of heart disease which is the UK’s biggest killer. This is not just about the building but also all the people working and carrying out ground-breaking research within it."

The donation from the David Wilson Foundation is marked by the naming of the prestigious Ground Floor of the Cardiovascular Research Centre which is known as the David Wilson Biobank.

The Biobank will be equipped with robotic equipment capable of processing and storing biological samples from up to 100,000 individuals. This will massively increase capacity and enable the improved exploitation of clinical information on a major scale for the benefit of patients and the wider community not only in Leicester but also worldwide.

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