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ITEM - Toxicology and Experimental Medicine

The work of the Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine (ITEM) focuses on human health. This prestigious institute carries out research for third parties looking at preventative medicine issues, and assists its customers in developing new methods for diagnosing and curing diseases. Its service spectrum in this context includes pre-clinical and clinical pharmaceutical research, investigations looking at tissue and environmental toxicology, as well as consumer protection, and testing chemicals, biocides and pesticides. The institute boasts special expertise in testing air-borne substances and investigating the impact of such substances on the lungs.

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Hannover Medical School (MHH)

Hannover Medical School is one of the most productive university organisations in Germany. Its outstanding research work has been highlighted by the excellence initiative of the federal government and the states. MHH is funded by the state until at least 2011 as the best university clinic. The outstanding teaching work done by Hannover Medical School is highlighted by the fact that the MHH graduate school is also funded to sponsor and assist young scientists. The MHH also boasts top quality patient care which benefits from the close integration of research with state-of-the-art diagnostic methods and therapies.

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INI Special clinic and research institute

The International Neuroscience Institute is a prestigious international special clinic for diagnosing and treating diseases of the brain, spinal cord, backbone, skeletal system and nerves. INI has special departments for neurosurgery, neurology, neuroradiology, ENT, orthopaedics, internal medicine and pediatric surgery. INI is also home to very well equipped facilities for (animal) experiments and clinical research activities.

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Paving the way for progress

Life sciences have been developing very dynamically in recent years, especially because of the networks, associations and cooperation projects with major companies and institutions. We present some of the most outstanding players in this success story here.