Examples of knowledge areas and ecosystems where the higher education institutions, the university hospital and companies in Flemingsberg lead their fields include:
Theme Ageing – elderly with multiple illnesses/Healthy Ageing/Technology for Healthy Ageing /Integration lab
Theme Ageing is based at Karolinska Hospital and is tasked with the establishment and management of a Centre of Excellence for integrated, highly specialized geriatric care, research and training. Its vision is to be a hub and knowledge generator at Europe’s largest geriatric university healthcare provider and offer frontline treatment at scale to the county’s and region’s ageing population. Read more at the Karolinska University Hospital website
GAVA, based at Karolinska Huddinge, is the first geriatric emergency department in Stockholm, and was established in collaboration with Funktion Akut. The elderly with multiple illnesses department is also here, which includes two patient groups, trauma and surgery.
Karolinska Institutet gathers research into Theme: Healthy Ageing
At Campus Flemingsberg, there’s a special department for clinical geriatrics. The department conducts research focused on dementia conditions, primarily Alzheimer’s, and the development of, among others, medical students. Read more at the Karolinska Institutet website
KTH and the department of Medical Technology and Health Systems offers a course in Technical Healthcare education that is an interdisciplinary subject that seeks to create a functioning and sustainable system that supports healthy development and meaningful life. Read more at the KTH website. The Integration Lab is also here, which develops, co-creates and supports technology that will improve our users’ quality of life in their homes. Read more at the KTH website. KTH has also developed a fall-dampening flooring that dissipates the force of falls with the help of small rubber spikes built into the floor. The spikes soften falls but the flooring feels entirely normal to walk on. Read more at the KTH website.
Karolinska Huddinge has the region’s only sperm and egg bank. The centre specializes in complex studies and advanced infertility treatments for patients who require highly specialized care. Read more at the Karolinska University Hospital website.
Diversity and Health
Södertörn University conducts successful multi-disciplinary research in fields such as diversity, equality, gender equality, multiculturalism, segregation, integration and schooling/education.
The Swedish Red Cross University conducts leading research into global challenges facing health, healthcare and welfare with particular focus on knowledge that promotes social inclusivity and equality in healthcare. Read more at the Swedish Red Cross University website.
Medical Technology and Health Systems
KTH in Flemingsberg develops healthcare systems of the future with increased digital support for patients in their homes and explores their impact on the formation of the healthcare system in general. As KTH develops technologies that are used by doctors in hospitals, the focus of research is to protect people at their places of work, in particular those exposed to risks on a daily basis and those who work in highly demanding conditions. Read more at the KTH website.
Imagery in Healthcare
The Jonasson Centre for Medical Imaging at KTH is one of Europe’s leading centres for the analysis of images from nano to seamless organ level and simulates and analyses data from imagery. Read more at the KTH website.
Karolinska Institutet provides world-class training for dentists, dental hygienists, specialist dentists and researchers. Read more at the Karolinska Institutet website.
Sweden’s first bone marrow and first liver transplants were carried out at Karolinska Huddinge. All transplant work in Stockholm takes place at Karolinska University Hospital in Huddinge. Read more at the Karolinska University Hospital website.
Sweden’s first medical simulation centre. At CAMST, students and healthcare staff can hone their skills and team working abilities with advanced simulators before they meet genuine patients. This improves patient safety and reduces the risk of the wrong procedures being administered. Read more at CAMST website.
Baltic and Eastern Europe Research
Baltic and Eastern Europe Research plays a key role at Södertörn University and is offered at all the university’s departments. The field has a well-developed research profile that has existed at the university since it was founded in 1996. Researchers who illuminate, explain and actively participate in analysis of on-going changes in the field from a variety of thematic perspectives are all gathered under one roof. Read more at the Södertörn University website.
Advanced Therapies: regenerative medicine/cell therapy/stem cells/haematology/cancer biology
Flemingsberg has a proud history of research and clinical development in regenerative medicine. Campus Flemingsberg is home to the Center for Hematology and Regenerative Medicine, (HERM), which is a translational research centre into hematology, hemopoiesis, immunology and cell therapy, Read more at the Karolinska Institutet website. KI also conducts strategic research in stem cells and regenerative medicine. Read more at the Karolinska Institutet website.
ANA Futura Pre-GMP Laboratory
KI’s ANA Futura has a pre-GMP laboratory for method development, up-scaling and validation prior to GMP production. The lab offers production processes development ahead of Vecura (GMP), with special placed on the development of new cells and gene therapies. Read more at the ANA Futura website
At Karolinska Hospital Huddinge, there is a production facility that has approval from the Swedish Medical Products Agency to manufacture advanced therapeutic drugs for clinical use and has permission from the Medical Products Agency and the Health and Social Care Inspectorate (IVO) to produce tissue. Read more at the Karolinska University Hospital website.
Mandometer clinics have been successfully treating eating disorders since 1993. The first clinic opened at Karolinska Huddinge and today there are four Mandometer clinics in Sweden, three in Stockholm and one in Alingsås. The treatment is based on research, conducted at Karolinska Institutet, into eating behaviours and saturation. Around 1,000 unique patients come to the Mandometer clinics every year. Compared to other treatments, the clinics’ results are extremely good. This is due to the continual development of the Mandometer approach through research at Karolinska Institutet. Research improves patient treatment, for those with eating disorders and the overweight. Read more at the Mando website.
Specialist nurse program – infectious disease care
The specialist nursing program with a focus on infectious care at the Swedish Red Cross University is an education at an advanced level for licensed nurses. The program leads to a specialist nursing degree in infectious disease and a master’s degree in nursing and gives eligibility for further studies at the doctoral level. Read more the Swedish Red Cross University website.