A list of technologies and facilities that are crucial to the Mellanby Centre's research.

European Cancer and Bone Metastasis Laboratory (ECBML)

The ECBML is a collaboration between INSERM and the University of Sheffield.

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Shared Ageing Research Models (ShARM)

ShARM aims to accelerate research into ageing by enabling the sharing of tissue and information from aged mice.

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SHIPS is a Matlab-based Semi-automated HIP Software program that measures 10 morphologic characteristics of the hip that are risk factors for osteoarthritis using plain digitised anteroposterior pelvic radiographs.

Download SHIPS.m [.zip]

Instructions on SHIPS usage [.docx]

Skeletal Analysis Laboratories

Innovative, customised solutions for analysis of the skeleton.

Visit the Skeletal Analysis Laboratories

Biochemistry Laboratory

The biochemistry laboratory is responsible for the measurement of biochemical markers of bone turnover.

Learn more about the biochemistry lab

Bone Imaging Suite

The Bone Imaging Suite at the Northern General Hospital has a team of dedicated scan technicians.

See what the Bone Imagine Suite offers

Healthy Lifespan Institute

We’re the UK’s first interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to understanding and preventing multimorbidity and frailty.

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Insigneo Institute

Driving innovative research at the interface of healthcare, engineering and science to transform the future of healthcare technology.

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Centre for Integrated Research into Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA)

CIMA has developed an integrated approach to studying the effects of ageing on the musculoskeletal system.

View the CIMA website