Biosafety and translational facilities

Karolinska Institutet collaborates closely with the healthcare sector, mainly in the Stockholm county area. On this page we have collected clinical and translational research infrastructures and different kinds of laboratory resources, including BSL-3.

Karolinska Cell Therapy Center and Vecura
Credit: Vecura

Biosafety Level 3 laboratory at Biomedicum

The Biosafety Level (BSL)-3 laboratory is a state-of-the-art infrastructure located in Biomedicum, Solna campus. The facility enables research on highly-pathogenic bacteria, viruses and parasites.

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Clinical Research Center

Clinical Research Center (CRF) is a common resource for researchers from different departments at Karolinska Institutet and/or clinics at Karolinska University Hospital. At CRF researchers have, among other things, access to advanced techniques such as production and analysis of transgenic animals as well as high-throughput mutation analysis in addition to well-equipped animal departments. The aim is to create a high quality infrastructure equipped to provide services requested by the research groups at KI’s south campus.

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e-Health Core Facility

The e-Health Core Facility aims to establish a sustainable and efficient organisation to support healthcare research and development at KI, in the Stockholm region and nationally. The facility consists of four nodes at different departments at KI.

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Karolinska Cell Therapy Center and Vecura

Karolinska Cell Therapy Center (KCC) and Vecura supports and facilitates for researchers, clinicians and industrial companies that aim to develop quality assured Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs) and cell therapy products for unmet clinical needs.

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Karolinska Trial Alliance

Karolinska Trial Alliance (KTA) is a pro­fes­sional Clin­i­cal Research Cen­ter at Karolin­ska Uni­ver­sity Hos­pi­tal in Stock­holm, sup­ported by Stock­holm County Coun­cil (SLL) and the Karolin­ska Insti­tute. KTA is highly spe­cial­ized and has a com­pre­hen­sive knowl­edge within the field and gives hands-​on sup­port for clin­i­cal research to opti­mize the process of con­duct­ing clin­i­cal trials.

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Karolinska University Laboratory

Clinical sampling and sample analysis provided by healthcare professionals. This facility is runned by the Stockholm Region, in close connection to the Karolinska University Hospital.

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Genomic Medicine Center Karolinska

Genomic Medicine Center Karolinska (GMCK) is a KI/SLL core facility for translational research, clinical trials and diagnostics, focusing on transitioning of next generation sequencing (NGS) from basic science to clinical diagnostic settings. The facility supports KI and KS researchers and clinical users in aspects covering experimental design, data generation, data analysis and solutions for clinical decision support. The facility is operates as a joint unit between the Clinical Genomics facility at SciLifeLab and a genomics unit at Karolinska university laboratory. When applicable, the facility will support researches by facilitating the contact with other genomics and high-throughput facilities at KS(/SLL), KI and Scilifelab.

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Stockholm Medical Image Laboratory and Education

The Stockholm Medical Image Laboratory and Education (SMILE) is a joint core facility of Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital, with the purpose to facilitate evaluation of medical digital images, irrespective of source. SMILE is the translational hub where clinicians, researchers and doctoral students from academy, healthcare and industry meet and benefit from the collected competence in image analysis, visualization and quantification. While using the images, tools and innovations for improved diagnostics and patient care, near collaboration with medtech companies is a prerequisite.

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The primary goal of the uMOVE core facility is to provide a state of the art platform for investigation of human movement and behavior for mainly researchers within care sciences via multi-disciplinary approaches.

uMOVE will provide new knowledge and develop evaluation methods of the dynamical aspects of movement in interplay with psychological aspects − taking into account the impact of cognitive and emotional factors on movement such as the impact of pain, depression or cognitive processes (and vice versa).

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VirusTech Core Facility

Genetically engineered viruses provide powerful tools for introducing desired genes in cells. To facilitate the use of this state-of-art methodology, the VirusTech core facility at KI's Department of Cell and Molecular Biology specializes in the production, purification and concentration of such virus particles.

The VirusTech Core Facility