Translational Research: From Basic Research to the Patient
Translational Research/Technology transfer
At the Department of Biochemistry, we seek to foster collaboration between research groups and industry to provide new paths to novel therapies and clinical approaches. We conduct basic discovery and pre-clinical investigations laying the foundation for clinical trials. The DB's inventions are the first step in the pathway of discovery to products that will alleviate human suffering. It takes a partnership between the Department of Biochemistry and companies in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries to advance these initial discoveries to their full potential.
The Biopôle is situated approximately 300 meters west of the BIL Biomedical Research Center.
The Epalinges Biotechnology Park (Biopôle) was conceived in 1999. It has formal and operational links with the institutes of the Biomedical Research Center and other major centres of research for Technology Transfer. It Is designed to encourage the formation and growth of biotechnology and other innovative companies within the Park. It provides an excellent location for offices and research laboratories.
The first building to become operational on the Biopôle is the Concorde building in May 2000. There are now 7 companies on the Park.
The Biopôle is at the heart of one of the highest densities of research and development in Lausanne and has more than 10 academic departments, research units and hospitals are close at hand.
For recruitment purposes, the Biopôle is ideally situated for access to a constant supply of graduates of the highest calibre.