Partnering to drive Personalized Medicine.
A Strategic Partner for Catalyzing Personalized Medicine in Real World Healthcare
Access to advanced technology and resources through partnered programs
The Catholic Health Initiatives Center for Translational Research (CTR) is a guiding partner for biomedical researchers who are navigating the complex intersection of technology, regulatory compliance and hospital workflows. Our state-of-the-art research facility, coupled with our 80+ hospital network, is here to support your discovery, product development and clinical implementation needs.
Together with our partners, we advance personalized medicine by translating scientific advances into real clinical solutions. This is accomplished through the application of Real-World Evidence, biospecimens and molecular technologies in biomarker discovery and validation projects. Our center consists of:
- CTR Discovery Research Network—Nation-wide hospital network for biospecimen collection and clinical data
- CTR Translational Laboratory—Research laboratory supporting both program design and wet-lab implementation
Access and Expertise
Enhancing new drug, diagnostic and device development, today’s biomedical researchers demand the highest quality biospecimens—in conjunction with clinical and outcomes data. To this end, the CTR has created a dynamic research network and environment consisting of scientists, clinical research associates, translational research software, and quality systems. The application of this infrastructure establishes a framework for protocol design and sponsored studies. Through our Discovery Research Network, we:
- Develop partnerships to advance molecular biomarker discovery and validation, utilizing prospective procurement with deeply annotated biospecimens
- Program management, and/ or genomic and proteomic analyses to support sponsored clinical trials and investigator initiated research studies
- Engage clinician investigators and support the growth of current and aspiring hospital-based research practices
- Educate clinicians and patients on the impact of personalized medicine on patient care
CTR Discovery Research Network
The CTR’s framework, consisting of a strategic network of CHI hospitals, dedicated research staff, translational research software and IRB-approved biospecimens and data procurement protocols, enables centrally coordinated multi-site research studies.
CTR Development Services
Our translational research laboratory is a powerful resource for the analysis of biomarkers, associated assay formats and validation in preparation of regulatory filings.
We start with the patient—their care and management—and the physicians, pathologists and staff that deliver today’s healthcare. We then work with care providers to identify unmet needs, and utilize translational methodologies to approach these challenges directly or in partnership with others. Embedded within the nation’s 5th largest health system, the CTR provides the necessary scale, infrastructure and capabilities to translate data into knowledge—and knowledge into action.
Organized under CHI’s Institute for Research and Innovation (CIRI), the CTR works closely with two other CIRI entities: The Center for Clinical Research and The Center for Healthcare Innovation. Through this institute, CHI has created a visionary model for research and innovation, transforming cutting-edge science and technology into clinical solutions.
For partnering opportunities and to learn more about how you can participate, contact the CHI Center for Translational Research.
CHI Center for Translational Research
7601 Osler Drive Towson, MD 21204