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Science investment builds Knowledge Quarter Liverpool

Proton Partners International has agreed a two year collaborative research project with the University of Liverpool to enhance proton beam therapy technology. The research focus will be to improve the accuracy of the treatment, which is used to figh cancer.

A series of oncology sites known at The Rutherford Cancer Centres is being built, one of which is to be placed in the Knowledge Quarter Liverpool's Paddington Village.

Professor Anthony Hollander, associate pro-vice- chancellor for enterprise at The University of Liverpool stated 'we will be home to one of the first proton beam therapy centres in the UK...we will ensure that Liverpool becomes one of the world leaders in (this) research'.

Proton Partners International has also signed a 10-year lease to establish a genomics research centre at the Life Sciences Accelerator building in Liverpool which is due to open this year and will work with the University's Physics Department.

The building is the first part of a 'health campus' that is set to surround the £355 million new Royal Liverpool Hospital. The lease is with The Royal and Liverpool Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Find out more about how science is helping to regenerate UK cities at our Future Cities Forum on 13th June at Burlington House, London.

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