PATIENTS worldwide are set to benefit from the groundbreaking work of a Swansea team.
Clinical trials to try out new medicines and devices are being carried out by the Joint Clinical Research Facility — a link-up between ABMU Health Board and the College of Medicine at Swansea University.
The aim of their work is to improve patients' health and wellbeing and to help them to live their lives to the full.
With units based at Swansea's Morriston Hospital and the College of Medicine the facility has a worldwide reputation and global firms are asking them to run their trials.
Kathie Wareham, director of the Joint Clinical Research Facility, said: "Clinical research is an important part of healthcare as it not only looks at improving patients' health but also their quality of life.
"We look at many different aspects of patients' care.
"It can be assessing new ways of diagnosing a condition, new medicines or devices for patients or staff to use or different ways of administering treatments."
The team is on the shortlist for the British Medical Journal's UK Research Paper of the Year.