The CCaTS Office of Translation to Practice translation boards assemble key opinion leaders from Mayo Clinic into asset-specific teams. Translation boards identify and vet products from strategic collaborations and advise and assist in advancing the products into clinical trials. Translation boards are sustained by Mayo Clinic's bottom-up, multidisciplinary team approach and culture.
Experts finding experts
Strategic collaborations in drug development have shown that too often, biomedical product corporations spend inordinate amounts of time and energy searching for the correct clinical and scientific content experts. Mayo Clinic translation boards leverage members' first-hand knowledge of their fields to help corporate entities quickly and easily find the specialized researchers and clinicians they need.
Collaborations supporting Mayo Clinic values
Translation board participation offers Mayo Clinic investigators and clinicians an educational experience in corporate product development and team science. It provides an opportunity to guide the proper inception and trajectory of products that ensure Mayo Clinic's primary value: the needs of the patient come first.