The Blond McIndoe Research Foundation (BMRF) is a research charity that works to improve wound healing, repair and regeneration to assist medical professionals treat burns survivors, and patients with soft tissue injuries. Our aim is to develop new procedures and technologies that will simplify treatments, reduce healing time and reduce scarring left by their injuries.
We were founded in the name of surgical pioneer Sir Archibald McIndoe who treated many injured airmen during WW2. He foresaw the need to advance the science of healing in order to fulfil his visions and benefit future generations.
Our location on the site of Queen Victoria Hospital in West Sussex allows us to have a unique working relationship between burns and plastic surgeons to achieve Sir Archibald’s visions. We also bridge the gap between chemists and scientists in academic institutions and clinicians in specialist centres such that innovative treatments quickly bring real benefit to patients. The well-being of the patient is central to the ethos of the BMRF, with the primary aim of our research being to bring about improvements in the treatment of patients suffering from burn and scald injuries.