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BIH

abbreviation of: Berlin Institute of Health

The Berlin Institute of Health is a collaboration between Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Max- Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine for the exchange of translational medicine.

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Charité 3R

definition: Charité 3R

Charité 3R - Replace | Reduce | Refine – promotes the development of innovative methods in biomedical research with the objective of replacing animal experiments, reducing their number or refining experiments in order to relieve the burden placed on laboratory animals.  With the over-arching goal of improving biomedical translation into applicable therapies for the human patient in mind, Charité 3 R is an interdisciplinary effort to improve both medicine and animal welfare.  Charité 3R will stimulate research in all 3Rs and consequently foster the development of novel alternative methods.

CSF

abbreviation of: Cerebrospinal fluid

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a clear, colorless body fluid found in the brain and spinal cord. It is produced in the choroid plexuses of the ventricles of the brain, and absorbed in the arachnoid granulations.

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abbreviation of: computer tomography

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MDC

abbreviation of: Max-Delbrück-Centrum for Molecular Medicine

The Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine belongs to the Helmholtz-Association and is a biomedical basic research institute.

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NR CHD

abbreviation of: National Register for Congenital Heart Defects

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QMS

abbreviation of: Quality Management System

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TBB-CCCC

abbreviation of: Tumour- and Biobank of the Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center

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ZeBanC

abbreviation of: Central Biomaterial Bank Charité

The Central Biomaterial Bank Charité is a Charité-wide biomaterial bank, where DNA, blood, tissue and other samples from the clinic are processed and stored.