Technion and Rambam Create Wolfe Center for Translational Medicine and Engineering
The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and the Rambam Health Care Campus, together with philanthropists Andi and Larry Wolfe, announced the creation of the Wolfe Center for Translational Medicine and Engineering
The Technion is one of the few academic institutions in the world in which the Faculty of Medicine operates alongside the Faculties of Engineering and Science. The university carries out extensive teaching and research activities in the fields of medicine as well as biomedical engineering, computer science, design and architecture.
The Rambam Health Care Campus is very active in the areas of research and innovation thanks to its partnerships with its research division, the technology transfer company Rambam MedTech and the MindUp incubator in cooperation with IBM, Medtronic and Pitango VC.
The Wolfe Center will elevate the partnership between Rambam and the Technion and serve as a platform for comprehensive applied clinical research to advance human health technologies that address unmet clinical needs. Interdisciplinary teams will collaborate to solve human health problems, translate research insights into innovative therapeutic tools, and train the next generation of doctors and engineers.
The center will be located on the Rambam campus inside the Helmsley Health Discovery Tower and is the first joint project of its kind between Rambam, academia and the high-tech biomedical industry. The tower will also host centers of excellence, clinical institutes, innovation centers and several start-ups, as well as an exhibition and reception center.
“Human health is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity in the 21st century and meeting this challenge requires a combination of capabilities from different content worlds, from the patient’s bedside and the doctors around them. , to scientists and engineers from various disciplines,” said Technion President Professor Uri Sivan. “Today, the Technion is creating a revolution aimed at connecting all of these disciplines to address major challenges in human health, and the Wolfe Center will express the combination of capabilities of one of Israel’s leading hospitals with a world-renowned science and technology university. .”