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

Further 18 million euros for research on vascular ageing and stroke

The VASCage research centre in Innsbruck has received research funding for another four years. An international jury has analysed the past successes and future plans and unanimously recommended further funding. The quality of the research projects was rated as outstanding.

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VASCage is funded within the COMET programme by the Federal Ministries

VASCage publication in high-ranking journal „Artificial Intelligence in Medicine“: deep learning for MRI brain image analysis

MRI brain image analysis is of great significance for brain disease diagnosis, progression assessment, and monitoring of neurological conditions. Segmentation is a crucial process to determine volume, boundaries and morphology of specific brain structures in medical imaging. Manual segmentation however is time-consuming, laborious, and subjective, which significantly amplifies the need for automated processes. Now VASCage researcher Nadja Gruber, Malik Galijasevic (Medical University of Innsbruck, Dept. of Neuroradiology) and co-authors present an efficient deep learning approach for the automated segmentation of brain tissue in the high-ranking journal „Artificial Intelligence in Medicine“.