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Whether you're looking for research collaborations, medical technology support or the perfect venue for your event, you have come to the right place. We understand the value of working together and embrace collaborations. Whether you're a global player or an ambitious SME, we can have an extensive impact on your organisation.

Clinical trials

The Anglia Ruskin Clinical Trials Unit (ARCTU) is a research cooperative between our Postgraduate Medical Institute (PMI) and eight NHS partner organisations across Essex, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire - opening the door to over three million patients and more than 10 million people through our partner tertiary services. Its offering to industry and investigator-led research is unique, providing the entire package needed to run a successful, streamlined clinical trial and gain feedback on, and early adoption of, products.

The team works with a number of industry and pharmaceutical partners, including Quintiles, the world's largest Contract Research Organisation (CRO).

We can help you with:

  • research design
  • statistics and health economics
  • performance, project and data management
  • randomisation
  • ethics
  • clinical research nurse support
  • trialling Medical Technology (MedTech) innovations.


Call 01245 68 4936 or email

Commercial and collaborative research

Through our Postgraduate Medical Institute (PMI), we deliver practical research to meet your brief. Projects are protected by industry-standard commercial agreements, covering confidentiality and intellectual property matters. And you can commission us for as long or as short a timescale as required.

Take a look at our Research section to see our areas of strength in medical and health and social care. See also our Clinical trials support.


Call 01245 68 4936 or email

Facilities for hire

Our Postgraduate Medical Institute (PMI) has the right venue for your business or training event, and is centrally located in Chelmsford. Our lecture theatres, meeting rooms and classrooms are available for conferences, small-group teaching programmes and part-task training.

Our lecture theatres offer break-out spaces and all facilities are equipped with the latest AV technology, with technical support on hand where needed. The outstanding facilities are matched by professional, one-to-one, event management support, ensuring your event is a success. Catering services are also available, offering your guests a variety of menus (from working sandwich lunches to hot-buffet meals).

Based in Chelmsford, the PMI is conveniently positioned on major transport networks, and only 35 minutes from London by train.

Spaces for hire

  • 40-seat conference suite
  • 200-seat conference suite, which can also be converted into an open-space suite, suitable for a variety of events
  • two boardroom meeting rooms, seating up to 20 guests, which can also host small events
  • open-style reception areas, suitable for registrations, corporate stands, food service and more.


Call our event co-ordinators on 01245 68 4150 or email

Medical technology support

Anglia Ruskin University and its Postgraduate Medical Institute (PMI) are a lead partner in the Anglia Ruskin MedTech Campus. Alongside three local authorities in Chelmsford, Harlow and Southend-on-Sea, the Campus will provide 120 acres of purpose-built, innovation space for businesses within or serving the MedTech sector.

An unrivalled package of breakthrough support is also available to take ideas to market, at pace and scale. This support is available now and includes:

  • connecting businesses with the right contacts, including direct access to the NHS
  • clinical trials' support
  • testing and developing innovations
  • finding routes to market
  • assisting with funding opportunities
  • guiding commercial decision-making.



Modern office space, including hot desking options, engineering workshops and laboratories and support are currently available at The MedBIC: Anglia Ruskin Business Innovation Centre for Medical and Advanced Engineering. Brand new, and centrally located in Chelmsford, The MedBIC is purpose built for medical engineering and makes the ideal base for start-ups and early-stage companies, with everything needed to succeed in one place.