Our team develops translational strategies to enable smooth transition of candidate molecules into the clinic. We design and perform in vitro studies on primary human cells and ex vivo assays on fresh human biological samples, thanks to our collaboration with a network of clinical hospital centers nearby. Patients’ samples are managed in line with the highest standards for acquisition, transfer and disposal of human biological material. The proximity of hospitals we work with allows us to process the samples directly after their retrieval, which is important for preservation of tissue viability throughout the experimental process.
Advantages of using patient-derived material for drug discovery process: