Welcome to
The Griffin InstituteNorthwick Park Centre of Excellence in Biomedicine and Training (Formerly NPIMR)

Who We AreA welcome from John Griffin

The Griffin Institute is a not-for-profit, charitable research institute with a vision to transform and restore patient quality of life and an ambition to be a world leader in biomedical research and training.

Based at Northwick Park hospital, in northwest London, the Institute is already one of the best in the UK when it comes to translating ground-breaking medical research into patient care, with researchers working in our facility having achieved many world-firsts in scientific discovery.

Founded in 1994, The Griffin Institute is today one of the UK’s leading charity-based independent Medical Research Institutes working to translate ground-breaking pre-clinical Medical Research rapidly into patient care. By maintaining our own top-rate research facilities and providing excellence in surgical training, we ensure the highest standard of science for translation into the clinic.

What We Do

The Griffin Institute at NPIMR is a world-leading, not-for-profit, charitable research institute with a vision to be a leading translational biomedical research and training organisation. Our mission is to accelerate innovative solutions that both improve and maximise patient benefits. The Institute has a newly refurbished state-of-the-art facility for preclinical studies, which are conducted both as part of collaborative projects and as contracted work for external clients. The theatre suites are also first-class and are used to run numerous internationally-renowned courses relating to surgical training.

Our team of specialist scientists is actively developing highly innovative materials aiming to translate carefully designed preclinical studies into effective patient care.

We have been at the forefront with a remarkable track record in developing cutting-edge biological matrices with the aim to repair, replace or regenerate damaged organs within the body. Furthermore, we are exploring how stem cells might be used to grow new tissue for organ regeneration, as a way of addressing the shortage of organs for transplantation.

Our scientists have achieved several world-first successes, including developments in the use of collagen paste for wound repair, tracheal and laryngeal implants for clinical use, and in the application of bowel and liver scaffolds.

Our Achievements

World First

Pressure activated stoma continence control device – Tested and delivered.

World First

Decellularised/recellularised Larynx with pre-clinical phase complete.

World First

Fusion of Laparoscopy & Endoscopy for novel resection procedure for polyps & T1/T2 bowel cancer.

Contact Us

Email: info@griffininstitute.org.uk

Phone: +44(0)203 958 0500

Address: The Griffin Institute
Northwick Park and St Mark’s Hospital,
Y Block, Watford Road,
Harrow, Middlesex,
HA1 3UJ
(access via St Mark’s Hospital main entrance)

Nearest Underground Station: Northwick Park (Metropolitan Line)
Nearest National Rail Station: Kenton (London Euston to Watford Junction Line)
Local Bus Routes: No 186, 223, H9, H10, H14, H18, H19, N18