Our capabilities and those on the Norwich Research Park provide access to expertise and experience in clinical or industry facing areas.
QIB Extra Ltd is a wholly-owned commercial subsidiary of the Quadram Institute Bioscience.
QIB Extra has over fifteen years of consistent growth and success in providing a comprehensive range of long- and short-term services. These services include bespoke, statistical, and analytical research, specifically in the fields of food sciences and innovation, gut health, and microbes in the food chain, for both private and public sector clients worldwide.
QIB Extra Ltd provides consultancy services, along with a range of state-of-the-art facilities and equipment for commercial scientific lease.
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) is one of the partners in the Quadram Institute, and the Norwich Research Park. Neighbouring the Quadram Institute, the NNUH is the main hospital for the region and managed by one of the biggest teaching Trusts in the country with more than 10,000 staff.
The trust has a strong research focus, with excellence in chronic diseases (particularly oncology, gastroenterology, diabetes and muscular skeletal conditions), paediatrics, older peoples’ medicine, platform technologies relating to radiology and advanced imaging, and microbiology. Its research strategy includes a focus on deepening the special partnership with the Quadram Institute and applying research and adopting innovation to deliver the best patient care.
Our Clinical Research Facility
Our Clinical Research Facility is home to a host of research initiatives to aid the development of new treatments and improve patient care. The facility is run by the NNUH and is the hospital’s primary facility for all clinical trials that do not need to be located within the main hospital building.
Because of its close association with the NNUH Endoscopy Centre and links with food and health researchers in the Quadram Institute and the Norwich Research Park, the Clinical Research Facility is perfect for doing research into food, gut health and nutrition, containing a mixture of outpatient clinical and laboratory space as well as a food-preparation area for diet-related studies.
Norwich Research Park Biorepository
The Norwich Research Park Biorepository is an invaluable resource for clinical research. It is a source of human tissue samples, provided by consenting patients, for studies into the causes and treatments of diseases. Its staff are experienced in obtaining samples with the informed consent of participants and it houses facilities for short and long-term storage of samples and associated anonymised data.
The National Collection of Yeast Cultures
The National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) is the UK’s yeast collection, and provides services for the brewing and baking industries,. The expert team offer yeast identification, consultancy and contract research services.
The Food Databanks team within the Quadram Institute provide new and updated data and knowledge on food composition and intake. Their expert team can work with you to develop new and enhanced tools around dietary intake assessment, integrating Big Data, mobile devices and wearables and personalised nutrition.
They provide data and tools supporting food service providers, manufacturers and retailers, using food composition data for food labelling, food and nutrient intake and nutrition research.
The Food Databanks team also maintain the UK’s food datasets, published in McCance and Widdowson’s Composition of Food and Integrated Dataset (CoFIDs).