The Clinical Academic Center – Braga (2CA-Braga) results from a partnership between the UMinho and the Hospital de Braga, with a focus on research, education, training and caring in a clinical setting. The 2CA-Braga is in a privileged position to ally basic and clinical research, maximizing the development of innovative biomaterials, diagnostic strategies, regenerative approaches and therapeutic products. With basis on this health ecosystem infrastructure, the 2CA-Braga seeks to strengthen the UMinho position as a leader in bioscience innovation and translational research, promoting the maintenance of health during lifespan and, most importantly, contributing to add quality to life through innovative breakthroughs.