Politics visit the BCRT
On 3 May 2016, the governing mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller, visited the Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT). He was joined by finance senator Dr. Matthias Kollatz-Ahnen, economics senator Cornelia Yzer, state secretary for science Steffen Krach, and state secretary for work Boris Velter.
The dean of the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Professor Axel Radlach Pries, and the deputy directors of the BCRT, Professor Georg Duda and Professor Andreas Lendlein, warmly welcomed the guests and gave an overview about the structure and development of the BCRT. Professor Duda said: “The aim of the center is to pursue an application-oriented research. The focus is how clinic and basic research can achieve better and faster solutions for patients. A key requirement is spatial proximity between the hospital and research facilities.” During a tour of the building, the governing mayor met with interdisciplinary teams of scientists and learned about their research projects. He also met several patients, who talked about the treatments they received, demonstrating that translational research is already benefitting patients.