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Research Centre on Vascular Ageing and Stroke
VASCage

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

Our vision is to extend the lifespan free of disability, the healthspan.

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

OUR FIGHT AGAINST STROKE

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

News & Events

25% of people will suffer a stroke! Brain Awareness interview with Prof. Stefan Kiechl

The Brain Awareness Week from March 16-22 is the global campaign to foster public support for brain science. VASCage takes the opportunity to interview its Chief Scientific Officer Prof. Stefan Kiechl, who is Head of the Neurology Department at the Medical University Innsbruck.

Q: The goal of the Brain Awareness Week is to unite partners worldwide with the common theme that brain research is the hope
pulse wave velocity stroke

Age-dependent arterial stiffening differs in sexes: Women highly at risk after menopause

New publication of VASCage researchers and VASCage partners in the high-ranking Journal of the American College of Cardiology shows that the ageing of arteries progresses differently in Chinese men and women over lifetime. The findings are highly relevant for drug targeting. The publication is the result of the very fruitful cooperation between VASCage, Medical University Innsbruck, King’s College London, Zhejiang University and the Third Xiangya Hospital of Changsha, the largest medical institution in central China.