The Centre for NanoHealth

The Centre for NanoHealth - CNH ( is a £22Million open access R&D facility dedicated to the advancement of healthcare through the application of nanotechnology.

CNH offers a fully integrated nanotechnology and biomedical R&D environment within the purpose built 1600m2 facility.

Incorporated is a fully equipped nano-fabrication and characterisation class 1000/100 cleanroom for silicon and non-silicon based developments, a class 1000 bioclean room for tissue engineering and device functionalization, NMR, rheolology, biomolecule printing, AFM, SEM, and photonics.

The nano-facility is embedded in a category 2 biomedical suite of laboratories offering cell and molecular biology capabilities, including confocal microscopy, and high-throughput/high-content analytical systems (Amnis Imagestram & GE In Cell); microbiology, regenerative medicine and tissue engineering, and nanogenotoxicolgy.

CNH is integrated with the Institute of Life Science, through which it can offer access to a 'first into man' clinical trials unit and MRI/CT patient imaging and health informatics.

CNH offers access to >50 academic staff from the Colleges of Medicine, Engineering and Science, Health Board (NHS) clinicians, and industry. The open access facility provides a technology and innovation base for SMEs in Wales and beyond. To date CNH has initiated many collaborative projects with industry and other HEIs realising more than £15Million further investment.

The Centre is a member of several global nanohealth networks including leading The Celtic Alliance for NanoHealth (, the Alliance for NanoHealth (, ETP nanomedicine ( and is a founding member of the Health Science and Technologies Collaborative Innovation Centre with Soochow University and Biobay in Suzhou, China.

For further information visit or contact the CNH manager Dr Matt Elwin