BioClinicum - the new research house
BioClinicum, Karolinska University Hospital's research facility, creates new opportunities for clinical research and education.
BioClinicum is designed to increase integration between research, education and care, and promote interactions between research groups. It is a hub of clinical research with nearly 100 research groups within a geographic area. The building is adjacent to the hospital and to Karolinska Institutet's new reseach building Biomedicum, connecting preclinical institutions with medical, educational and research facilities.
The research groups in BioClinicum
The research groups that relocated to BioClinicum are primarily laboratory research groups from the following KI departments:
- Department of Oncology-Pathology
- Department of Women’s and Children’s Health
- Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery
- Department of Clinical Neuroscience
- Department of Medicine, Solna
- Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society
- Department of Microbiology, Tumour and Cell Biology
- Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Prior to the move, research groups were divided into a thematic structure that reflects the healthcare themes adopted in Karolinska Institutet’s new organisational model. The aim is to create the best possible conditions for integrating healthcare, research and education.
Brief facts about BioClinicum
- The research facility is intended to increase collaboration between healthcare, patient-oriented research and education.
- Research results will be more rapidly transformed into new diagnoses and treatments for the benefit of patients.
- The building covers 40,000 m2 of teaching facilities and research laboratories. It is connected by walkways to both the new hospital building and Karolinska Institutet.
- Almost 1,000 people from various departments of Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institutet have BioClinicum as their new workplace.
- Around 100 research groups are based here with access to 195 laboratories and space for strategic freezer storage for approximately 3 million research samples.
- The top floor houses research in the fields of children/women/genetics, neurogeriatrics, cardiovascular, inflammation and infection, cancer, and neurology.
- The ground floor level is home to the KTC clinical training centre, where training is provided in surgical interventions, with the aid of a virtual healthcare environment and the latest technical and communications equipment.
- Housed below ground is the heavy technical equipment, for example a cyclotron – a type of production facility for drugs used in X-ray examinations.
- The research facility will also have a centre for high-tech medical imaging.