Biomedical research in Brno has taken another step towards excellence. On Friday 19 May 2023, the Director of the St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno (FNUSA), Ing. Vlastimil Vajdák, and the Director of the Institute of Biophysics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (BFÚ AV ČR), doc. RNDr. Eva Bártová, Ph.D., DSc., signed a contract on cooperation in joint research.
The signing of the agreement builds on the existing successful cooperation between the BFÚ AV ČR and the International Clinical Research Centre (ICRC) of FNUSA and MUNI MED. “The contract allows us to look for new opportunities. One of them is joint clinical research, for which FNUSA provides ideal facilities. During the meeting, we also discussed the state of instrument equipment of both parties and the possibility of sharing these capacities,” explained Director Vajdák.
The cooperation between the ICRC and the BFÚ AV ČR is carried out through research teams that focus on acute and chronic inflammatory processes or molecular mechanisms in the formation and development of tumours and metastases. “With the updated agreement, we strengthen the cooperation between the two research institutions and thus significantly contribute to the strengthening of excellence in biomedical research in Brno,” added doc. Bártová.
There are also plans to expand the cooperation. The possibility of using clean laboratories for the production of products for modern therapies, including cell therapy and tissue engineering, is being discussed. This was also confirmed by the head of the ICRC, Prof. Irena Rektorová, M.D., Ph.D.: “We plan to continue to look for common topics and use grant opportunities, for example within the Jan Amos Komenský Operational Programme.”
Author: Marta Vrlová, M.A., MPH, Senior PR Specialist ICRC, firstname.lastname@example.org.