in 1927, the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research (LIMR) is one of
only a few freestanding, hospital-associated biomedical research centers
in the United States. As the research center for Lankenau Medical Center
and Main Line Health, which serve the western suburbs of Philadelphia,
LIMR conducts laboratory-based and clinical investigations in a tightly
knit, multidisciplinary community of scientists, nurses and physicians.
The LIMR faculty presently includes 20 resident faculty and 52
affiliated clinical investigators who study fundamental aspects of
cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other major disorders;
conduct preclinical and translational tests of experimental diagnostic
and therapeutic agents; and perform clinical studies aimed at delivering
new tests and medicines to the patient. To speed applications of its
discoveries, LIMR also incubates and partners with small biotechnology
companies that are often important to move new laboratory technologies
into the clinic.
Our highly integrated research environment, which also benefits from
close contacts with the Annenberg Conference Center for Medical
Education at Lankenau Medical Center, is designed to meld elements and
disciplines in research and medicine that are usually separated. The
design of our research model not only accelerates discovery but also
helps identify and capture the best routes between research and clinical
To learn more about LIMR, visit www.limr.org where
you can learn how we are working diligently to translate advances in
research to meaningful advances in medicine.
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.