Over the decades, Israeli clinician scientists have played a major role in the international scientific community. Among medical centers in Israel, Rambam Health Care Campus can hardly be surpassed with respect to the scale and scope of its pioneering discoveries and contributions to medical science.
Rambam scientists are active in basic and translational research encompassing a range of clinical fields using an integrative, interdisciplinary approach to solve clinical challenges. We actively encourage collaboration with fellow scientists at the Technion-IIT, with which Rambam is affiliated, and other universities worldwide, including John Hopkins Medical Center, Beth Israel Harvard Deaconess Hospital, and special programs in Thailand and China. These collaborations have brought Rambam researchers prestigious grants, including NIH and EU grants, resulting in hundreds of publications in peer-review journals.
Unlike academic research, research at Rambam is patient-oriented—looking at specific disease states and unmet clinical needs. Rambam’s clinician scientists focus on developing novel, patient-oriented health care technologies, particularly in collaboration with the Technion’s Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, and the Ruth & Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and Research Institute—the home of Israel’s first Nobel Laureates in science. As a clinical partner with biomedical technology companies, Rambam has been instrumental in bringing medical innovations from the drawing board to the patient.
The Research & Development (R&D) Unit at Rambam
The Research & Development Unit at Rambam is the point of contact for Industy–Rambam collaborations with regards to research. Working via Rambam MedTech, the R&D Unit coordinates business development and technology transfer of Rambam's innovative technologies, oversees approvals for clinical trials including contract negotiation and quality assurance, and negotiates related research service agreements for laboratory services, radiology, use of equipment, consulting agreements, and more.