Second partnership for Kent and London Women’s Clinic

Professor Darren Griffin and Dr Peter Ellis from the University’s School of Biosciences and London Women’s Clinic are about to begin a second Knowledge Transfer Partnership project having been awarded funding through Innovate UK this summer.

The first project focused on detecting gross genetic abnormalities in IVF embryos, with the next phase moving on to explore a new application of the ‘dialogue’ between the embryo and womb lining. The aim is to improve IVF success rates through selecting the best times for specific  embryo implantation. London Women’s Clinic recently opened an Implantation Clinic at their centre in London Bridge, and has clinics all over the UK, including a base in Canterbury.

The Knowledge Transfer Partnerships programme aims to help businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK knowledge base, and is just one of a number of ways in which the University connects with and supports the business community. If you’d like to find out more please get in touch with our team at 

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