Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
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Loughborough University

Centre for Biological Engineering

About us

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The Centre for Biological Engineering (CBE) at Loughborough University is a multi-disciplinary research centre, bridging the fields of engineering and biology and integrating the research work of three departments: the Department of Chemical Engineering, the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.

Operational since 2009, the CBE is a product of Loughborough University’s forward thinking approach to cross-departmental collaboration in research, evidenced by the existence of five multi-disciplinary Research Schools across the campus. Significant University funding, secured through the Research School of Health and Life Sciences, has enabled the redevelopment of facilities at Holywell Park to create a state-of-the-art research facility.

The vision is to enable Loughborough’s engineering strength to be developed at a direct interface with biology and medicine enabling Loughborough to compete with the best biological engineers in the world. There are clear possibilities for cross-fertilisation across Departments, thus offering further opportunities to grow the CBE to be even more distinct on the international stage.

We are one of the major national centres for late stage, cGMP, process oriented research allowing Loughborough to continue to attract considerable external investment (~£20m to date) enabling us to compete and naturally grow in a worldwide marketplace.

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State-of-the-art facility

The facility is made up of a suite of Class 2 laboratories for cell growth, a bioelectrical facility and an analytical suite to service all laboratories.

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