The Translational Platforms

Translating scientific discoveries into practical clinical applications and treatments, and vice versa, is at the heart of SwissTransMed. Basic research discoveries are applied in clinical research projects, which can lead to clinically useful interventions in routine care (“from bench to bedside”).

SwissTransMed seeks to bring together basic scientists, engineers, clinical researchers, methodologists and clinicians in common translational projects. The platforms benefit from the different scientific backgrounds of its members and encourage them to develop a common understanding of the task at hand. Both, proficiency in basic and clinical research methods and clinical competence in patient care are enhanced in the process. Each platform focuses on a specific medical field or clinical topic (e.g., joint replacement in orthopedic surgery, inherited conditions in pediatrics, interventional cardiology, malignancies).