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.