Research Centre on Vascular Ageing and Stroke

R&D Centre

VASCage is a new and unique R&D Centre on Vascular Ageing and Clinical Stroke Research.

Science meets industry

We combine the international expertise of top scientists and leading research companies.

Our vision

is to extend the healthy lifespan in the ageing community by promoting vascular health.

Our strengths

  • outstanding clinical and epidemiological expertise
  • the alliance with several large hospitals
  • broad access to patients
  • an own clinical trial platform

Our shareholders

  • Medical University of Innsbruck
  • University of Innsbruck


  • ambitious prevention programs
  • improving diagnosis, therapy and rehabilitation
  • enabling better coping with the effects of stroke

News & Events

VASCage at ESOC2022: Epidemiology, Manifestions and Prognosis of acute covert brain infarctions

During an ischemic stroke a patient suffers from acute neurological symptoms due to an infarct in the brain. From time to time, however, clinicians encounter small brain infarcts on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan that are very recent but did not cause any clear clinical symptoms.
In her presentation at ESOC in Lyon on 5 May 2022, VASCage researcher Annemieke ter Telgte discussed the epidemiology, clinical manifestations and prognosis of such acute covert brain infarcts. Data suggest that the prevalence of acute covert brain infarcts is increased at late adulthood and in persons with cerebral small vessel disease.
VASCage patient involvement in clinical studies

PRESS RELEASE: Stroke patients play an active role in shaping the research process. ACTpatient video now online.

In Austria, about 25,000 people suffer a stroke every year. But in Austria, the people affected are usually not actively involved in the planning and implementation of clinical studies. VASCage wants to change that. In the project ACTpatient, people with stroke and their relatives actively participate in the research process from the very beginning.

ACTpatient video (c) OIS
Link to press release (in German)
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