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The Welsh Center for Emergency Medicine Research (WCEMR) is led by Professor Adrian Evans and is based in the Emergency Department of Morriston Hospital in Swansea, Wales.
The unit has developed an internationally recognized research program in the field of coagulation, coagulation diseases and their treatment.
The research program was started in 2003 by Professor Evans as part of a long-term strategy to develop an independent center and academic network across Wales.
After the initial development phases, the WCEMR was officially opened in March 2019.
The current unit was opened as part of a joint research program between Swansea Bay University Health Council, Swansea University Colleges of Medicine and Engineering and industry staff.
Our program and unit
The program has a strong translational theme, focusing on the development of novel biomarkers to improve both the diagnosis and treatment of blood clotting diseases, with a strong emphasis on how new and current drug therapies can be used to provide effective and more personalized treatments.
The unit occupies over 1,000 square feet with over £750,000 worth of state-of-the-art research equipment.
It is equipped with a full range of devices for blood coagulation assessment, ie platelet analysis, clot imaging, general and specific factor analysis, as well as a comprehensive range of rheological testing devices.
The Health Council’s large and active hematology department supports our research by performing a range of standard and specific blood coagulation tests.
We also have full access to a range of scanning techniques, such as scanning electron microscopy, confocal microscopy and flow cytometry.
We work closely with pharmaceutical and industrial collaborators to evaluate both current and emerging drugs and therapies.