Preclinical studies precede most clinical trials. They help identify criteria for evaluating human safety, including signs and symptoms that should be monitored closely during early clinical trials.

The importance of these preclinical studies in intensive care medicine starts from developing the new surgical procedures, hands-on training to new medical devices, and prescription drugs.

To have more insights into preclinical research and real examples of translation of such research in clinical practice, we have interviewed Dr Marcin Osuchowski, an expert in the field.


Marcin OSUCHOWSKI. Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Traumatology, The Research Center in Cooperation with AUVA; Deputy Editor-In-Chief of the ESICM ICMx Journal.

Denise BATTAGLINI. Consultant in intensive care at San Martino Policlinico Hospital, Genoa, Italy (IT). ESICM NEXT Committee Member.

Ahmed ZAHER. Oxford University Hospitals (UK). ESICM Next Committee member.

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