Julius Wolff Institute receives EUR 4.7 million in ERDF funding for special laboratories
The Julius Wolff Institute of Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin will in future be supported by the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRE) for the expansion of application laboratories for musculoskeletal research. The Institute had submitted an application for co-financing together with the Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery (CMSC) and the Musculoskeletal Research Center Berlin (MRCB). The Institute will receive a total of 4.7 million euros from the European Union over the next three years for the procurement of equipment, special laboratory equipment, hardware, and documentation and quality assurance systems.
This will further expand the Forschungshaus Nord at the Charité Campus Virchow-Klinikum (former dental clinic) and create the necessary infrastructure for research into diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. The new laboratories will be equipped according to "Good Labour Practice" guidelines and will provide scientists with the necessary technical framework to be able to work in accordance with legal and official regulations. This includes, for example, research-accompanying monitoring.
Starting next year, implants for bone regeneration, cell therapeutics that accelerate bone healing and factors that serve regeneration will be researched and developed in the laboratories with the aim of transferring them into practical application. Due to the close proximity in terms of content and space to the Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT), which is already working on the ground floor of the building, products, therapies and procedures can be quickly brought into practice. As a translational center, the BCRT provides business checks and patent research for basic research institutions. "In this way we can close the gap between research and application and further establish ourselves as an excellent centre for musculoskeletal research in Germany," says Prof. Dr. Georg Duda, Head of the Julius Wolff Institute. The Institute has been working for years on diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system and also heads a Collaborative Research Centre on bone healing.
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