Greeting from the Director of the center

Photo Koji Todaka

 Welcome to the ARO, Center for Clinical and Translational Research.

 This center serves as the central medical facility of Kyushu University Hospital, dedicated to the development of new treatments and diagnostic methods. We support the practical application of medical "seeds," which refer to research discoveries with potential implications for new therapies. Our comprehensive support includes tasks ranging from patenting research achievements to securing research and development funds, complying with pharmaceutical regulations set by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, and designing and conducting physician-led clinical trials for pharmaceutical approval.

 As a doubly recognized core facility, certified by both the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as a "Translational Research Support Institution" and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare as a "Clinical Research Core Hospital," the Center for Clinical and Translational Research brings together approximately 100 experts from various fields. Through collaboration and operation with the Realization Hub for Biomedical Innovation, Academic Research and Industrial Collaboration Management Office of Kyushu University, we enable smooth research and development processes, from bridging research to clinical trials, leading to the successful practical application of several new drugs and medical devices.

 At the final stage of practical application, there is a critical step known as clinical trials. Despite thorough examination in preclinical trials and other phases, it remains necessary to confirm the efficacy and safety by administering the treatments to actual patients through rigorous clinical trials. Adhering to the fundamental principles of the Helsinki Declaration, we conduct clinical trials with utmost priority given to the rights and safety of participating patients.

 Finally, though the journey to practical application may be time-consuming, we, the staff, are dedicated to reaching patients in need of treatments as quickly as possible. We strive to bring hope to those who are suffering.

Center for Clinical and Translational Research(CCTR)
Koji Todaka