The Andalusian Initiative for Advanced Therapies  (AITA) is a publicly funded organization created in 2008 by the Regional Government of Andalusia (Junta de Andalucía, through its then Ministry of Health and Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Science) to promote R&D&i activities in the fields of Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine, Clinical Genetics and Genomic Medicine and Nanomedicine, in order to foster both cell and gene technologies and therapies, and to coordinate the provision of regenerative medicine treatments within the Andalusian Public Healthcare System.

Its mission is “to promote the development of new therapies in order to improve the population’s health and to incorporate innovative advanced therapies in the healthcare and progress of our region, by seeking alliances between the academic world, research institutions, health centres, patients’ associations, SMEs and the pharmaceutical industry”.

Due to the fact that the AIAT, through its Coordinating Unit...
- is part of the Andalusian Public Healthcare System,
- coordinates a network of 10 GMP laboratories integrated into routine hospital practice, at present manufacturing 11 authorised advanced therapies and several medicinal products under validation,
- has promoted 24 clinical trials with advanced therapies as of 2018,
- organizes the clinical use of ATMPs within the Regional Health Service providing healthcare for 8.5 million inhabitants,
- and, more importantly, it has made it possible for over 700 patients to be included in our clinical trials or to receive an authorised ATMP, involving more than 300 medical doctors and 18 hospitals.

...It can offer:
- Support to help researchers and companies to face regulatory requirements
- Broad catalogue of preclinical research services including in vivo-imaging, molecular genetics and proteomics among others
- ATMP manufacturing capacity
- Assistance in designing clinical trials, identifying patients & clinicians
- Training in GLP, GMP, GDP, GCP & GPVP
- Consultancy services
- Strategic product development and partnership
- Innovative funding under a risk-benefit sharing model
- Entry gate to incorporate regenerative treatments into the Healthcare service portfolio and coordination of treatment provision

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Founded almost five hundred years ago, in 1531, the University of Granada has grown in close symbiosis with society and has become a benchmark in terms of both the quality of its teaching and research and, with a particular emphasis, its cooperation and development activities.

This institution combines the wealth of experience that comes with its lengthy tradition with the dynamism and youth of almost 60,000 undergraduates; the number of students rises to 80,000 when postgraduates and students studying additional courses are taken into account. The University of Granada welcomes more students from international mobility programmes than any other Spanish university.

The University employs 3650 lecturers and over 2000 administration, technical and maintenance staff. It is committed to quality in higher education and it aims to guarantee, improve and be accountable for this, both to the University Community and to society in general, in relation to its services, teaching staff and qualifications.

The Postgraduate School is a newly-created Centre attached to the Vice-Rector's Office for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Teaching at the University of Granada. Its purpose is to manage and coordinate postgraduate qualifications at the University, both its own and official ones, as well as the processes that lead to the obtaining of a doctorate.

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LÍNEA IAVANTE. Progress and Health Foundation

Línea IAVANTE is an area for Professional Competency Acquisition and Evaluation at the Fundación Progreso y Salud (Progress and Health Foundation), belonging to the Andalusian Regional Ministry of Health. Its mission is to facilitate and promote the development and comprehensive training of medical professionals using the most innovative learning methods and to play a leading role in the development and innovation of new technologies to be applied in the healthcare system, particularly those based on ICTs.

Training in Iavante is based on the combination of innovative simulation methodologies, carried out in highly realistic environments and endorsed by the expert knowledge of its teaching team.

Its methodology includes the use of physical and virtual reality simulators; we also provide training in experimental surgical procedures in an environment that faithfully reflects real clinical situations and contexts (classrooms, operating rooms, consultation rooms, intensive care areas and out-of-hospital areas), recreating real-life medical settings at different stages of the healthcare process

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