For the medicine of the future: Innovation Focus USB

The University Hospital of Basel has defined seven interdisciplinary focal points in clinical practice, research and development, which renowned experts hope will lead to significant advances for the future of medicine. With the "Innovation Focus USB", the University Hospital Basel aims to raise its profile both nationally and internationally and provide direct benefits for the treatment of patients.

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Innovation Focus Regenerative Surgery

The Regenerative Surgery innovation focus is all about restoring the structure and function of tissue that has been lost due to injury, illness or ageing processes. We want to use innovative treatment strategies to maintain our patients' mobility in the long term and improve their quality of life.

Innovation Focus Acute Medicine, Heart & Brain

The Innovation Focus Acute Medicine, Heart & Brain aims to further improve the care of patients with acute life-threatening illnesses such as acute myocardial infarction and acute stroke.

Innovation Focus Pediatric Neurosurgery

Paediatric neurosurgery is a highly specialized field. We treat children with rare diseases of the central nervous system, the skull and the spine. Thanks to specialized, interdisciplinary treatment teams and innovative neuroscientific research, we are able to offer affected children state-of-the-art medicine.

Focus on innovation in ophthalmology

In the ophthalmology innovation focus area, we will convert our surgery to digital microscopy and introduce live imaging of the retina during operations. This will allow us to apply new gene therapies precisely under the retina.

Innovation focus on gender variance

The Innovation Focus Gender Variance is dedicated to one of the most important medical questions of the 21st century: What is gender and why do we sometimes have a problem with it?

Innovation focus on cancer in women

Our innovation focus is intended to make a significant contribution to improving the treatment of women's cancers, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Innovation focus on cell therapies

Cell therapies are part of the success story of the University Hospital Basel, for example in stem cell transplantation and organ transplantation. We are building on this expertise. In recent years, we have been able to develop novel cell therapies for the fight against cancer and infectious diseases. These treatments are nationally and internationally unique and exemplary for our university hospital.