Clinical Research Center Hannover (CRC Hannover)

The Clinical Research Center Hannover (CRC Hannover), which is being set up on the grounds of the Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine ITEM, will be the only medical research center of its kind in Germany. In close cooperation between the Fraunhofer ITEM, the Hannover Medical School, and the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, the CRC Hannover will allow safety (phase-I trials) and efficacy testing (phase-IIa trials) of new medications that have not yet been approved for commercial use by the authorities. This alliance of non-university research organizations and a university clinic enables a dovetailing of research and clinical practice and will thus expedite the translation of research results into clinical applications.