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About Us

Directors: Univ. Prof. Dr. Heinz Redl, Prim. Priv.-Doz. Dr. Thomas Hausner

The Austrian Workers' Compensation Board/Austrian Social Insurance for Occupational Risks (AUVA) Center for Traumatology Research encompasses the AUVA Institute for Traumatology Research and, as of 1980, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology (Ludwig Boltzmann Society), receiving additional support from the Trauma Care Consult since 1998. The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology has been the core of the Austrian Cluster for Tissue Regeneration since 2006 which was further enlarged in 2013/2014 (see our information brochures at the attachment).

The Research Center is located in the Lorenz Böhler Trauma Center in Vienna, Austria. In 2003, a satellite laboratory was established in Linz, Upper Austria, devoted to human adult stem cell research. The laboratory operates in conjunction with the Red Cross Bloodbank of Upper Austria.


The primary objective of the Center for Traumatology Research is to improve diagnostic and therapeutic measures in trauma care specifically in the area of intensive care (PD Dr. Marcin Osuchowski) and tissue regeneration (Prof. Dr. Heinz Redl). Interdisciplinary cooperation allows the Center to be engaged in many fields of medicine, stemming not only from diverse research projects, but also from analysis of international research results and their practical application within the AUVA (clinical studies and continuing education). Furthermore, the Research Center is involved in numerous Austrian and European research projects as well as interdisciplinary cooperations.