We cordially welcome our new Institute Member

Center for Translational Medicine (CTM)

International Clinical Research Center 

St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno


St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno
International Clinical Research Center
Pekařská 53
656 91 Brno
Czech Republic



The Center for Translational Medicine (CTM) is a highly interdisciplinary research platform in the International Clinical Research Center (FNUSA-ICRC), a European Union-funded project of the St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno (Czech Republic). The funds so far collected from EU were mostly used to build its own state-of-the-art translational medical research premises. The research center, currently hosts young promising researchers and students from all over the world (9 nationalities represented) and aims at unveiling the molecular mechanisms involved in the onset and progression of the diseases of aging. For this purpose, CTM adopts original and interdisciplinary approaches based on the use of smart materials, microfluidics systems, bioreactors, mechanically-assisted devices and multi-faceted molecular and cellular biology skills to investigate the molecular basis of complex diseases.  more


Individual Member

Dr Reaz Vawda, MSc PhD

University Health Network





Individual Member

Prof. Dr. Dirk Strunk

Institute of Experimental and Clinical Cell Therapy

Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg




Institute Member

Department of Biomedical Sciences

University of Sassari

Viale San Pietro/43B

07100 Sassari




The Department of Biomedical Sciences of the University of Sassari is the structure underpinning the organization of research and education, established on the basis of scientific and educational project presented to the University. The Department carries out functions aimed at promoting out of scientific research, education and training activities, and health assistance; for this purpose it determines the policies of recruitment of teaching staff. In respect of the autonomy and freedom of the individual teacher, the Department organizes, manages and promotes the scientific research and teaching, autonomy, planning, evaluation, transparency. Within the Department of Biomedical Sciences the Researchers develops projects in the field of Cellular Biology and Biotechnology, Stem cells Research, Tissue engineering, Regenerative medicine within odontoiatric applications, Genetics and applied Microbiology.


Membership Application

PACT was conceived in acknowledgement of the long and globally recognized academic excellence, the excellent teaching and training capabilities and the exceptional research infrastructure that the four Foundation Partners can confer in the provision of an exceptionally strong synergistic potential in cutting edge health-care and socioeconomic advancement of Austria and with other partners in Europe.


PACT proposes to join intellectual and structural resources leading to the establishment of advanced cellular therapies. It will provide a forum to achieve a unified community of mutual interests and collaborations. It is expected that this approach can offer a model to accelerate the concept, development and application of cell based therapies or treatments with significantly positive outcomes to patients.


The Foundation Partners propose to establish and harmonize research groups working on Molecular, Cellular and Regenerative Medicine as associate and/or affiliate members in mutual research efforts within the PACT. To this end, the Steering Group of PACT has opened the membership as associate or affiliate members to all other interested persons or groups within universities or institutes with this common interest.


Furthermore, PACT is interested in establishing a regular collaboration with industrial partners and will welcome their support as regular corporate members. For Corporate Membership the industrial partners will be kindly asked to support PACT with an annual fee of currently EUR 1,000 (one-thousand). This fee covers the period of one year. Signature of the Corporate Membership Application Form imposes a two year commitment to PACT as Corporate Member.


Membership is at the discretion of the PACT Steering Group and they will review and give or refuse approval of all applications. (Note: Approval will not normally be withheld without given reason, however, the decision of the Steering Group is final but without prejudice to a renewed application).


The future members agree to the principles and modus operandi as set out in the Memorandum of Understanding, which will be provided upon application.


Associate Membership is open to all Austrian Universities, Institutes or individuals engaged in teaching or conducting research in medical, veterinary or life sciences with a specialist interest in the area of advanced cellular therapies or related complementary or supplementary disciplines including regulatory, socio-economic and ethical issues. This also includes relevant patient or other healthcare organisations.


Affiliate Membership is open to all other universities, institutes or individuals outside of Austria with the aforementioned compliance.


We cordially invite you to become part of PACT and join efforts in the relief or even cure of diseases or suffering of animals and/or human beings.



Application Form for Companies

Application Form for Individuals

Application Form for Universities/Institutes



Foundation Partner

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna

The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU) was founded in 1872 as the only university in Austria with a focus on agriculture and forestry. It now covers a wide range of scientific subjects far beyond agricultural issues. Research in Biotechnology is one of the focus points that achieved more and more significance over the past few decades. In parallel to the further developments in research and teaching, new sites were established.


Several BOKU departments known as the Vienna Institute of Biotechnology (VIBT), founded in 2006, are currently located at the site Muthgasse. Associated expertise and skills in the field of Biotechnology, such as Applied Microbiology, Nanobiotechnology, Food Science, Applied Genetics, Chemistry and Water Science, were brought together in order to establish a think tank for education, research, technological development and innovation. This unique bundling of skills in connection with the expertise of top researchers enables the solving of questions in the fields of medicine, nutrition, environmental protection and sustainable use of natural resources.

Foundation Partner

Medical University of Vienna

The Medical University, Vienna (MedUniWien) is the largest and longest-standing medical research institution in Austria. The MedUniWien is not only the largest medical organization in Austria, it is also one of the most important top-level research institutions in Europe and provides Europe’s largest hospital, the “AKH” in Vienna, with all of its medical staff. With its long history and tradition, which covers 640 years, the MedUniWien has developed into a highly modern research institution that covers an area of 40000 m². It employs a staff of 5000, of which 1800 are researchers and 1600 are medical doctors. Each year 100 000 patients are treated as inpatients in 31 university clinics, 48000 operations are conducted and 605000 outpatients receive initial treatment in the day-clinics.

Foundation Partner

University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna

The University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna is the only academic and research institution in Austria that focuses on the veterinary sciences and the oldest such institution in the German-speaking world. It was founded in 1765. Since 1996 the university campus has been located in the 21st district of Vienna. About 1000 employees and 2300 students work on the campus, this also houses the university’s animal hospital and various spin-off-enterprises and branches of business partners.

Foundation Partner

Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology

The Institutes of the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft carry out high-level international research in the areas of human medicine on the one hand and humanities, social sciences and cultural sciences on the other. One of them involved in trauma related research is the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology (LBI Trauma), which was started 1980 in cooperation with AUVA (the Austrian Worker’s Compensation Board). In December 2006, the Research Cluster for Tissue Regeneration was founded by the LBI Trauma and research groups from the Medical University Vienna, the Bernhard Gottlieb University Dental Clinic and the Red Cross of Upper Austria. The objective of the Cluster is to better understand soft tissue-, cartilage-, bone- and neuro-regeneration, and thereby enhance therapy through new and improved treatment methods. Research assignments arise from treatment necessities and proven benefits to patients.