Cystic fibrosis research

Research is a crucial part of improving the care and treatment of people with cystic fibrosis (CF), both now and in the future. The adult cystic fibrosis service is actively involved in a number of areas of research.  

Assisting with investigating potential new treatments

This work is done in conjunction with pharmaceutical companies. These companies need to see if their potential new products (for example: inhalers, nebulised treatments, tablets) are safe and effective. All studies are rigorously reviewed by the team, the hospital and the Local Research Ethics Committee. A member of the team may contact you to see if you would be interested in a particular study that you may be suitable for, or you may enquire as to which studies are open to recruitment at the moment.

In-house research studies

These are studies which are instigated and lead by clinicians rather than pharmaceutical companies. In Southampton we have a  track record in studies using molecular techniques to understand the complexity of microbes in the CF lung. There are also studies on aspects of psychology, as well as other areas.

Members of the team have been involved in the publication of a number of scientific papers in peer reviewed journals.

If you would like further information about any aspect of our research in cystic fibrosis, please contact us