The collaboration between the Comprehensive Pneumology Center’s bioarchive (CPC-M bioArchive) and the Office for Translational Research of the University of Cambridge Health Partners (OTR) has succesfully completed the first funding period of the „LMU Cambridge Strategic Partnerships“. The collaborative program, which was established in late 2018, was now awarded two further years of funding.
Both partners will receive financial support until 2022 to further expand the strategic collaboration. The jointly developed “Online tracking tool“ for specific translational data and project management is to grow with the experience gained from daily use and will be adapted to the partners’ individual needs. The scientific collaborations previously initiated in the fields of lung oncology, cardiopulmonary pathophysiology, environmental induction of chronic lung disease and telemonitoring will be intensified. This will be achieved through the crucial exchange of expertise between the working groups at both sites – in the form of visits, lectures, workshops and seminars by the leading scientists as well as through an exchange program for junior scientists.
The Comprehensive Pneumology Center’s bioarchive and the Office for Translational Research of the University of Cambridge Health Partners already established a strong collaboration during the first funding period from 2018 to early 2020. By way of digital collaboration and personal visits to each partner’s site, core skills were exchanged and first British-German scientific collaborations initiated.
The CPC-M bioArchive is a core component of the CPC and, as such, part of a collaboration between the Helmholtz Zentrum München, the University Hospital Munich, the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and the Asklepios Klinik München-Gauting. The bioarchive is furthermore a member of the Platform Biobanking with the German Center for Lung Research (DZL) at its Munich site, CPC-M. Get more informations about the CPC-M bioArchive here.