[Histopathological research laboratories in translational research : Conception and integration into the infrastructure of pathological institutes].


Institut für allgemeine Pathologie und pathologische Anatomie, Technische Universität München, München, Deutschland. [Email]


A systematic review of histopathology from experimental animal systems is an essential part of up-to-date biomedical research. Pathologists at university hospitals are especially and increasingly challenged by these specialized and time-consuming duties. This article presents and analyzes a new laboratory structure of comparative experimental pathology-jointly lead by veterinary and human pathologists-which might solve this problem. The focus is on the establishment and full integration of this laboratory structure into a local, regional, and nationwide biomedical research cluster. A detailed comparison with an established structure of routine histopathology laboratories discusses merits and benefits as well as disadvantages.


Laboratory Animal Science,Medical Laboratory Science,Pathology,Pathology, Veterinary,Research,