Basic research leads to innovative therapeutic approaches

The Tissue Biology Research Unit is the basic science oriented experimental research laboratory of the Department of Surgery of the University Children's Hospital Zurich, Switzerland. 

It was established in January 2001 by Prof. Martin Meuli, Prof. Urs Stauffer, and Prof. Dr. Ernst Reichmann based on the philosophy that many unsolved clinical problems are best addressed if clinicians and basic scientists unite and agree upon a common mission that is fueled by a common spirit. The explicit intent of this joint venture-type research is to develop together innovative therapeutic approaches (in our setting this means: through «tissue engineering») in the laboratory to be then applied clinically. We are deeply convinced that this interdisciplinary and team-based research strategy has a high likelihood to produce contributive and sustainable results – and that it will, ultimately, help our little patients. > more