Welcome to the ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research of the University Bern. It brings together researchers from various biomedical engineering backgrounds and clinical departments thematically centered around specific organs and their diseases. It actively collaborates with research and development groups of the Bern University of Applied Sciences and other Swiss institutes of technology. Furthermore, knowledge and technology transfer is promoted by involving partners from the Swiss Medical Technology industry. To increase the chances of success in this kind of translational research, which refers to the transformation of scientific discoveries into practical solutions, creative teamwork across the ARTORG disciplines is promoted. The focus is on developing solutions that address particular clinical problems or unmet clinical needs.
To date, the ARTORG center hosts 7 research groups in various fields ranging from technology resarch for novel medical devices, simluation of biological and physiological processes to the application of nanotechnology:
The strategic vision of the ARTORG Center is to advance healthcare by integrating education, discovery, innovation and entrepreneurship. The Center supports this effort by encouraging a new partnership between clinicians, laboratory scientists and engineers and aims to: cultivate new translational research projects based on clinical practice needs, identify and support promising biomedical engineering collaborative research projects, rapidly translate biomedical engineering research into the clinic by fully utilizing the University of Bern resources for technology transfer.