The contract for the construction of a joint workplace of the International Clinical Research Center of St. Anne's University Hospital Brno (FNUSA-ICRC) and the Veterinary Research Institute I. (VRI), were signed by the representatives of these two institutions - the director of FNUSA Ing. Vlastimil Vajdák and prof. MVDr. Alfred Hera, CSc., Who is in charge of managing VRI.

The joint workplace will be located in the Veterinary Research Institute. "This is an exceptional project which, thanks to the quality infrastructure and professional expertise of the research institute, will significantly advance preclinical research in our hospital, especially in the field of animal models and laboratory analyzes. It will be, for example, testing new therapeutic approaches or new medical technologies for the treatment of cardiac patients, specifically I can mention the further development of our patent - an electroporation generator for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, "said the director of the St. Anne's University Hospital Brno Ing. Vlastimil Vajdák.

"With this step, both organizations have continued the successful cooperation so far. The new joint workplace will be used by researchers of partner institutions, while the costs of their work are covered by each of the contracting parties and they participate in its operation together, "commented prof. MVDr. Alfred Hera, CSc.
"The development and implementation of studies using animal models for veterinary and human preclinical testing is one of the key goals of the medium-term concept of VRI as a departmental research institution," specified by the Veterinary Research Institute MVDr. Martin Faldyna, Ph.D.

"Our International Clinical Research Center is investing its experts and infrastructure in a joint project to address issues related to basic and preclinical research in the field of cardiology and neurology. We assume that the most significant benefit of this workplace will be the successful solution of multidisciplinary projects with an extension from human medicine to veterinary medicine, "added the director of the International Center for Clinical Research FNUSA Pavel Iványi, LL.M., MBA.

The next task of mutual cooperation will be to create a schedule of joint experiments for the coming semester. The first of them will take place in December this year.

IOn photo (from left): MVDr. Martin Faldyna, Ph.D., Pavel Iványi MBA, LL.M.,Ing. Ildikó Csölle Putzová, Ph.D., MBA, Ing. Vlastimil Vajdák, prof. MVDr. Alfred Hera, CSc., MVDr. Eduard Göpfert, Ph.D.

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