The established health and science network UCLPartners - of which Queen Mary, University of London is a member - has been named as one of these AHSNs
Paul Durrands, COO of the Oxford AHSN, during the Oxford Biotechnology Network (OBN) awards night on 6 October.
Bountra said, "The AHSN concept is superb - bringing together clinicians, researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs from across the local universities, hospitals and industries to help translate our ideas into benefits for patients, the NHS and the UK economy.
Peter Homa, Chief Executive of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and Interim Chair for the East Midlands AHSN, said:
The development of AHSNs was recommended in Sir David's December 2011 report Innovation, Health and Wealth.
Chris Kennelly, managing director of Cievert Ltd and creator of the PET systems, said: "It's fantastic to be recognised by AHSN
and have their financial backing.
The AHSN NENC is dedicated to improving healthcare, driving wealth creation and promoting research participation within the region.
Seamus O'Neill, chief executive officer, AHSN NENC, said: "We are very pleased to support this programme as it paves the way for what looks set to be an invaluable online resource for international volunteers throughout the region.
Mr Kennelly added: "I wouldn't have been able to get to this exciting stage without the support I have received from both Newcastle Science City and the AHSN
e funding from AHSN for North East and North Cumbria will enable us to gain further knowledge and understanding of blood clotting in patients who have had operations and lead to further reduction of death and long term eects from VTE and Hart Biologicals will provide further matched funding worth PS56,032.
AHSN NENC has invested more than PS3m to support 45 projects selected to improve health outcomes for patients and to support North East businesses involved in health technologies to create jobs and wealth in the region.