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Research

The mission of the Austrian Workers’ Compensation Board (AUVA) Trauma Research Center is to improve diagnostic and therapeutic measures in emergency medicine and trauma surgery. Due to an interdisciplinary collaboration between pre-clinical and clinical expert teams, well-founded results from basic clinical research can be quickly and directly translated to the application in patients. Therefore, the LBI Trauma “supplies” on the one hand the 7 trauma hospitals and 4 rehabilitation centers of the AUVA and on the other hand the general trauma field with novel findings and innovations. Ongoing research projects focus on the two main branches: Intensive Care and Tissue Regeneration. Furthermore, the LBI provides Competence Centers on up to date biomedical technologies and methods within their facilities.

Intensive Care research areas include:

  • Shock
  • Sepsis
  • Trauma-induced Coagulopathy
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Organ Failure
  • Monitoring

Research areas in Tissue Regeneration are:

  • Bone & Ligament Regeneration
  • Cartilage & Tendon Regeneration
  • Soft Tissue & Wound Healing
  • Neuro Regeneration
  • Hernia Repair
  • Endothelium & Vascularization
  • Local Haemostasis
  • Light Therapy

The Competence Centers encompass:

  • Histology
  • Hard Tissue Histology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Imaging
  • Bioreactors
  • Biomaterials