The Department of Clinical Pharmacology was founded in 1968 as one of the first clinical pharmacology departments in Europe under the direction of Prof. Ellen H. G. Weber, MD. The main areas of activity at that time were adherence, adverse drug reactions, and bioequivalence. The equipment in the old Krehl Clinic consisted of a trial station and an analytical laboratory.
Today, the Department of Clinical Pharmacology, which is embedded in the context of the Center for Internal Medicine, has more than 60 employees from 14 disciplines. Among other facilities, it has an intermediate care ECTU (12 overnight places, 3 day hospital places), a state-of-the-art mass spectrometry park (UPLC-MS/MS, MALDI, DESI, hrTOF) and a specialized software development group. The main areas of activity have both deepened and diversified to include
- early clinical trials (ECTU network)
- electronic decision support (AiDKlinik, medical apps).
- ultrasensitive drug analysis, one- and two-dimensional
- medication safety / clinical pharmacy