The task of the institute is to conduct practice-oriented research in the specific field of diagnosis and treatment of disorders of microcirculation.
The Institute is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Reiner Klopp (supported by specialist medical staff and technical assistants).
The institute’s research activities do not depend on financial donations from the businesses. To conduct its research projects, the institute has its own regular income. Furthermore, if additional material support is offered by business enterprises and used, the independence of the research and the publication of its results is unconditionally guaranteed.
Fields of activity over the course of more than 40 years of research
- Ultrasound physics, ultrasonic diagnostics in ophthalmology and cardiology.
- Biophysical research on electrical processes in the brain and heart.
- iophysical research in the fields of mechanical kinematics and dynamics, mechanics of fluids and gases, wave theory and acoustics.
- Effects of noise stress factors on the human body.
- Research on the effect of ionizing radiation on the body.
- Histological research on microangioarchitecture in various tissues (contrast medium imaging, micro-corrosion preparation, light microscopy, electron microscopy).
- Research on the development of new radio contrast agents, side effects of radio contrast agents on microcirculation.
- Research on the development of new cardiac and vascular catheters, effects of cardiac and vascular catheters on the endothelium.
- Research on the effects of prostacyclins in microcirculation.
- Research on micro- angiogenesis in tumor tissue.
- Effects of various phytopharmaceuticals on microcirculation.
- Effects of ACE inhibitors and beta-blockers on microcirculation.
Current research priorities
- Research on fluid mechanics and the regularity of distribution of plasma blood cell mixture in microvascular networks.
- Technical developments of devices for microcirculation diagnostics.
- Biophysical and pathophysiological formulas in the regulation of organ perfusion.
- Microcirculatory disorders in diabetes among other diseases. Causes of limitations of organ perfusion.
- Opportunities for physical stimulation of deficient regulation of organ perfusion.