About us

Nowgen is a centre of excellence in public engagement, education and professional training in biomedicine.


Nowgen was established in 2003 as one of six Genetics Knowledge Parks – funded by the Departments of Health and Trade & Industry – to address the challenges of genetic medicine in the 21st century. The Northwest Regional Development Agency and the European Regional Development Fund awarded additional funding for a landmark building. The Nowgen Centre is located in the midst of Manchester’s biohealth cluster between Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and The University of Manchester (UoM).

Nowgen is now proud to be part of the Manchester Biomedical Research Centre (MBRC) within the Research and Innovation Division of CMFT and The School of Biomedicine in The Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences at UoM.

Nowgen also has close links, collaborations and partnerships with many other academic and clinical departments, institutes, organisations and businesses.
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