Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT)
BCRT was founded as an alliance in 2006 by the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres and the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Concentrated knowledge comes together from one of the biggest university clinics of Europe and from the biggest science association in Germany. More than 250 clinicians, scientists, biomaterial researchers and engineers work at our two campuses: at the Campus Teltow of the Institute of Biomaterial Science of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht and at the Virchow Clinic of Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin.
At the BCRT new methods and products are developed for stimulating endogenous regeneration processes through the use of cells, biomaterials, biologically active factors, or a combination of these - to provide long-term treatment, or even cures, for acute and chronic diseases of the immune system, the musculoskeletal system and the cardiovascular system. The six research fields of the interdisciplinary research center are closely linked to an innovative translational infrastructure enabling a fast transfer of research results into clinical application.
The Institute of Biomaterial Science participates in the BCRT with the corss-sectional technology platform: