Invest in ME is an independent UK charity campaigning for biomedical research into ME. It has links nationwide and also internationally. Invest in ME is one of the founding members of the European ME Alliance.
Invest in ME aims to bring together like-minded individuals and groups to campaign for research and funding to establish an understanding of the aetiology, pathogenesis and epidemiology of ME. This should lead to the development of biomarkers for the diagnosis of ME, and subsequently, medical treatments to cure or alleviate the effects of the illness.
Invest in ME wants to establish an international strategy of biomedical research into ME and has already laid the foundations of its own UK centre of excellence for ME Research. It is already funding a number of PhD and medical students to help drive the future of biomedical research into ME and treatment. Invest in ME are organising and funding leading research projects including the role of gut microbiota and a ground breaking clinical trial using the rituximab drug.
Invest in ME wants to make ME an illness that is properly understood and where adequate funding is provided for biomedical research into ME allowing treatments and a cure to be found.
More information on Invest in ME is available at its website