Regenerative medicine is one of the fields within biomedicine with the strongest development dynamics and thus represents a hotspot in the field of medical research and development.
Regenerative medicine deals with the restoration of dysfunctional cells, tissues or organs by stimulating the body's own regenerative repair processes (induced auto-regeneration) or through biological replacement in the form of living cells or tissues specifically cultured in the laboratory (tissue engineering). The goal is always the same: to restore the healthy and functional original state of the affected tissue rather than merely replacing and repairing it temporarily. The motto of regenerative medicine is healing instead of just repairing.
COREMED – Cooperative Centre for Regenerative Medicine incorporates basic medical research, pre-clinical and clinical research and offers total interdisciplinary solutions in R&D services e.g. for the pharmaceutical and med-tech industry. The centre works on the continuous improvement of medical care within the field of regenerative medicine in Austria and other countries.
With respect to science and research, COREMED can rely on existing resources and cooperation due to its site at the MedCampus Graz. A strong local network of scientific and economic facilities and players in the field of life sciences exists at the site – first and foremost: HEALTH Institute, Medical University of Graz, Karl-Franzens University of Graz, Graz University of Technology and CBmed Gmbh. Moreover, the centre relies on close cooperation with national and international partners and companies.