The Center for Translation Medicine and Cell Therapy has been opened at the Faculty of Medicine on 22 December 2014.
It was created under a project of the Operational Program "Innovation and Competitiveness", totaling BGN 4 million, with half of the project funds being invested in the construction of the center.
It is located on the second floor of the University Hospital "Santa Marina" and includes two sectors:
· Analytical-scientific sector
· Cell-therapeutic sector
The mission of the Center for Translation Medicine and Cell Therapy is to develop and introduce new methods of diagnosis and treatment in clinical practice.
The autologous transplantation of hematopoietic stem cells in the treatment of oncohematological diseases at the Hematology Clinic of the University Hospital "St. Marina" was introduced with the active participation of the Center. The research sector stocks samples from patients (after Ethics Committee clearance) that can be used in research projects, while the clinical laboratory serves patients-oriented methodologies. The center is fully equipped with modern equipment.
The Center plans plan to develop interaction with EBMT working parties for leukaemia, inborn errors of metabolism. Coming clinical trial for multiple sclerosis is going in close collaboration with ADWP.