The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust is committed to supporting and delivering commercially sponsored clinical trials, observational studies and other well designed research that originate from industry. The Trust works with sponsors from a variety of sectors including pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies. Support of commercial research allows the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital to provide excellent care and the earliest access to diagnostics and treatments for its patients.

Clinicians and their research teams across the hospital have the expertise and infrastructure to recruit patients into phase I, II, III and IV clinical trials and also qualitative clinical trials.

The Research & Development department offers a range of services to support commercial companies to set-up and successfully run their studies at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital for the benefit of better patient care. The Trust supports all non-NIHR and NIHR research.

For companies looking to start up studies at the hospital, a single point of contact for R&D processes provides a seamless transition from budget and contract negotiation to R&D approvals. Researchers benefit from infrastructure including nurse and administrative support to allow for accurate feasibility and delivery on recruitment targets.

The R&D Department works closely with the support departments, such as pharmacy, imaging and labs to ensure that appropriate support is in place for trials before they are set-up and that they can be delivered for the duration of the study.

Please contact the R&D Department on 01392 403814 .