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December 21st, 2007

Pact on "bench to bedside" research

Abstract:
"Translational medicine is a rapidly emerging discipline focussed on bridging technologies and discoveries in the laboratory with clinical research and practice," S.P. Thyagarajan, director and chief research advisor, Sri Ramachandra University, said, explaining the "bench to bedside" concept.

To meet the challenges, "a new breed of professionals conversant with the medical profession as well as the engineering profession is required", Anna University Vice-Chancellor D. Viswanathan said. Under the agreement, his university will carry out joint research projects with Sri Ramachandra University in medical electronics, biomedical engineering, environmental health engineering, biotechnology and biomedical nanotechnology, besides using Sri Ramachandra's facilities to conduct pre-clinical and clinical trials of bio-products it has developed.

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