The Research Innovation Pathway

The chart to the right shows how major research programmes and initiatives fit into the ‘innovation pathway’ (please note that the chart is not a comprehensive representation of all NIHR initiatives andNIHR Innovation Pathway does not show formal relationships between programmes and organisations).

The pathway starts with the creation of an innovation, which includes basic research in a laboratory, through to its use in a patient care setting. It covers the full range of interventions, including pharmaceuticals, biologicals, biotechnologies, procedures, therapies and practices, for the full range of health and healthcare delivery such as prevention, detection, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and care.

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