Translational Medicine Definition
Translational medicine (often referred to as Translational Science/Translational biomedicine/Translational research) is defined by the European Society for Translational Medicine (EUSTM) as “an interdisciplinary branch of the biomedical field supported by three main pillars: benchside, bedside, and community” The goal of TM is to combine disciplines, resources, expertise, and techniques within these pillars to promote enhancements in prevention, diagnosis, and therapies. Accordingly, translational medicine is a highly interdisciplinary field, the primary goal of which is to coalesce assets of various natures within the individual pillars in order to improve the global healthcare system significantly.
Translational Medicine Triangle
Fig. EUSTM Translational Medicine Model: the “community“ as another key pillar.