Cooperation is one of the fundamental ideas behind the establishment of the Sahlgrenska Academy. The Sahlgrenska Academy cooperates with organisations, trade, municipalities and schools.
The cooperation takes place in educational efforts and research, over scientific boundaries and not least together with society. With cooperation, the Sahlgrenska Academy can be an important part of the society and at the same time a strong force in matters of health and life science.
A number of researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy have made significant contributions to social development by commercialising the knowledge gained in their research.
One example is professor Per-Ingvar Brånemark, whose research led to titanium implants and the establishment of Nobel Biocare. Another example is Nobel Laureate professor Arvid Carlsson, whose discovery on dopamine has led to medication for diseases as Parkinson. In collaboration with AstraZeneca, the research at the Academy has contributed to such successful medications as Losec and Seloken.