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With the Saxonian Incubator for Clinical Translation (SIKT) in Leipzig and the Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD), two leading research centers for regenerative medicine are located in Saxony. In addition, three interdisciplinary innovation centers – B CUBE Dresden (molecular bioengineering), ICCAS Leipzig (computer-assisted surgery), and OncoRay Dresden (medical radiation research) – are also active in the region.

Forschung am Zentrum für Regenerative Therapien Dresden - CRTD

Source: Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) at Dresden University of Technology

Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD)

The Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) is a Cluster of Excellence at Dresden University of Technology which is unique in all of Europe. The CRTD conducts research on the body’s self-healing potential with the objective of developing innovative therapies for the treatment of previously incurable diseases. Towards this end, 100 researchers at 7 different institutions in Dresden as well as nearly 20 partners from the business community put their focus on hematology and immunology, diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases, and bone regeneration.

Saxonian Incubator for Clinical Translation (SIKT)

The Saxonian Incubator for Clinical Translation (SIKT) develops innovative diagnostic and therapeutic methods – ranging from new treatment options for neurological diseases to the production of regenerative implants for the musculoskeletal system all the way to the replacement of diseased organs and tissues. 

Zyklotron für die Protonentherapie, Zentrum für Medizinische Strahlenforschung in der Onkologie (OncoRay) an der TU Dresden

Quelle: University Hospital Dresden (OncoRay) / Christoph Reichelt

Center for Innovation Competence for Radiation Research in Oncology (OncoRay), Dresden

The Center for Innovation Competence for Radiation Research in Oncology (OncoRay) strives to improve the cure of cancerous diseases with the help of a biologically individualized, technologically optimized radiation therapy. OncoRay unites 6 research groups from Dresden University of Technology and the Helmholtz Center Dresden-Rossendorf under its roof.

B CUBE – Center for Molecular Bioengineering at Dresden University of Technology

In cooperation with non-university research partners, the B CUBE – Center for Molecular Bioengineering at Dresden University of Technology promotes and advances pioneering methods in the field of “molecular bioengineering” and, thus, seeks to understand functional structures in living nature and their utilization in innovative materials and technologies.

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) Dresden

At the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) Dresden, 400 cell and developmental biologists from 45 nations address such questions as, for example, how cell division and cell differentiation work, what structures are exhibited by cell organelles, and how the exchange of information and materials takes place between them. Physical processes which influence, for example, the movement of molecular motors are also in the institute’s focus. The results gained from this fundamental research provide important clues for the diagnosis and treatment of such diseases as diabetes, cancer, or Alzheimer’s.

Innenansicht, Fraunhofer-Institut für Zelltherapie und Immunologie IZI, Leipzig

Source: Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology (IZI) Leipzig

Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology (IZI) Leipzig

The Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology (IZI) Leipzig investigates solutions to specific problems at the interfaces of medicine, life sciences, and engineering. The institute develops methods and products for the Business Units Drugs, Cell Therapy, Diagnostics, and Biobanks. Its competences also include biomarkers, antibodies/ligands, stem cell technology, imaging as well as therapeutic and diagnostic model systems (in vitro / in vivo).

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI-EVA) Leipzig

The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI-EVA) in Leipzig addresses questions revolving around the evolution of human beings. The scientists analyze and compare the genes, cultures, languages, and cognitive abilities of living and extinct human species, and apes. Researchers from various disciplines such as, for example, linguists, psychologists, geneticists, behavioral scientists, and ecologists closely cooperate in interdisciplinary projects.

Forschung am Biotechnologisch-Biomedizinischen Zentrum (BBZ) der Universität Leipzig

Source: Leipzig University’s Center for Biotechnology and Biomedicine (BBZ)

Leipzig University’s Center for Biotechnology and Biomedicine (BBZ)

The focal points of research at Leipzig University’s Center for Biotechnology and Biomedicine (BBZ) combine new methods and technologies across all faculties at the interface of molecular cell biology / genetics and the sectors nanotechnology, biophysics, (nano)medicine, pharmacology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, and biomedical engineering. That’s the environment in which interdisciplinary research groups are working on innovations in nanobiotechnology and biomedicine.

Max Bergmann Center of Biomaterials Dresden

The Max Bergmann Center of Biomaterials Dresden is a joint institution of Dresden University of Technology and the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research (IPF). It pursues the objective of developing advanced functional materials to be used in medicine and technology which are based on the state of knowledge that has been achieved in biology.

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Prof. Ezio Bonifacio

Director, Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) at Dresden University of Technology

"After having worked in London, in Perth/Australia, and in Milan, I came to Dresden in 2007. Here, I found the perfect environment for my research at the CRTD. When it comes to developing regenerative therapies, we benefit substantially from the interdisciplinary exchange. This applies both to the institute and the city’s scientific community."

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