|The Reference- and Translation Center for Cardiac Stem Cell Therapy (RTC) at Rostock University was inaugurated in spring 2009. It is funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) and the Ministry for Economics of the federal state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The RTC is one of the five core-centers for Regenerative Medicine in Germany and a member of the Regenerative Medicine Initiative Germany.
The RTC connects the Clinic for Cardiac Surgery and the Research Laboratories of Cardiac Tissue and Organ Regeneration at Rostock University and coordinates their collaboration. It is located at the Biomedical Research Center in Rostock.