Center for Advanced Retinal and Ophthalmic Therapeutics (CAROT) was established to advance the development of novel biologic and small molecule therapeutics for retinal and ocular diseases through a balanced commitment to basic research, translational development, and the clinician/patient communities. With a solid foundation of clinically relevant ocular research, CAROT positions itself as a global premiere center for translating novel bench research, such as gene and cell therapies, into the clinics and the market. The center leads, consults and collaborates on projects at all stages of clinical development. We aim to establish an efficient and effective translational infrastructure, and foster a supportive environment for both academic and commercial communities.
To achieve our center mission, we have established a number of core facilities that are available to our collaborators and colleagues.