Research Institute – Prof. Chaim Putterman
The research institute is a center for research, instruction and continuing education programs. It is an ideal environment for conducting basic clinical research, from the patient’s bed to the laboratory and back.
The institute was established in 2002, on the basis that research is integral to the development and improvement of medical services.
In 2018, the institute moved to a new state-of-the-art building on the western part of the Galilee Medical Center’s campus. The new facility serves as a research, teaching, consulting and training center, that actively collaborates with academic institutions in Israel and abroad and provides research services to companies in industry.
The research institute was established thanks to donations from Raya Strauss Ben-Dror, President of the Friends of Galilee Medical Center Association, Bar-Ilan University, the Ministry of Health and the Center for the Development of the Periphery.
The center focuses on advancing medicine in the following areas:
- The Brain Research Laboratory
- The Gynecological Research Laboratory
- Liver Laboratory
- The Nephrology Research Laboratory
- The Heart Research Laboratory
- The Molecular and Cellular Therapy Laboratory
- Hematology Research Laboratory
- Tissue Engineering Laboratory
Bone research and tissue engineering lab
At the Bone Research and Tissue Engineering Laboratory at Galilee Medical Center’s Research Institute, affiliated with the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine Bar Ilan University, M.Sc. and Ph.D. students conduct basic and advanced research.
Tissue engineering is an interdisciplinary field that applies the principles of engineering, chemistry, medicine and life sciences toward the development of biological substitutes that restore, maintain, or improve tissue function. This field, which is one of the most active research fields in the last decades, has emerged as an effective tool for designing materials to enhance the regeneration of damaged tissue.
The tissue engineering laboratory studies the regeneration of soft and hard tissues that were damaged as a result of chronic diseases, cancer or physical injury. To engineer the ideal tissue, we use adipose- or bone marrow-derived stem cells, fabricate scaffolds that mimic the extracellular matrix to support cell proliferation and differentiation using nanotechnology, or adapt abundant body tissues, e.g., adipose tissue, to serve as ideal constructs for tissue regeneration. Moreover, we employ 3D printing technologies to investigate modifications in tissue structure as a result of environmental damage and to print scaffolds for clinical use.
Clinical research in dentistry
Clinical research in various fields of dentistry is performed in the research institute and the Galilee College.
Research is performed in collaboration with other departments in the Galilee Medical Center, with the assistance of research coordinators under the supervision of Prof. Samer Srouji.