A centre of excellence devoted to the development of new treatments for coughs, colds and hay fever.

About us

We are an independent centre for conducting clinical trials on new treatments for common cold and flu.

Get involved

You can volunteer for one of our clinical trials or get involved with our nose discussion group.

Man with cold in bed

The common cold

The common cold is caused by a viral infection of the nose and throat. There are several groups of viruses that cause the common cold and one of the most common is the rhinovirus or 'nose' virus since rhino means nose.

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Our location, general contact details and staff list.