Austrian Clinical Trial Platform for Stroke

A unique network for high quality clinical stroke research performed by VASCage

ACT stroke - the key to success

For companies and international research partners

ACTstroke enables seamless, efficient execution of your studies with remarkable speed and efficiency. Leveraging its capabilities accelerates implementation, swiftly translating stroke research advancements into meaningful patient outcomes. The network’s expertise and collaborative approach give us a competitive edge, contributing significantly to stroke understanding and treatment.

AIMS OF THE COOPERATION

Increase number of clinical studies in Austria
Standardization, training and further education of specialistss
Quality assurance

ACTSTROKE IS FOR

Study sites interested in stroke research
Companies and international research partners.

NETWORK STATISTICS

Number of centres: 8
Stroke patients being cared for per year within the network: approx. 7200

For companies and international research partners

ACTstroke enables seamless, efficient execution of your studies with remarkable speed and efficiency. Leveraging its capabilities accelerates implementation, swiftly translating stroke research advancements into meaningful patient outcomes. The network's expertise and collaborative approach give us a competitive edge, contributing significantly to stroke understanding and treatment.

ACTstroke offers an expansive pool of patients with cerebrovascular diseases and well-defined cohorts from diverse regions across the country.
ACTstroke offers comprehensive support in the organization and coordination of clinical studies starting from study planning, conduct until study closure.
ACTstroke provides support for both single and multi-centre studies ensuring consistency in data collection and facilitating seamless communication among participating study sites.
ACTstroke not only organizes clinical studies throughout Austria but also extends its reach to international collaborations.
The VASCage biomedical databank and research resource can provide researchers with a substantial collection of biospecimens with clinical annotations for in-depth study.

ACTstroke embeds study processes within delivery of routine healthcare in non-academic study sites.

ACTstroke offers the full range of clinical studies such as pharmaceutical clinical trials, medical device clinical investigations, biomedical research projects, observational studies, registries, biobank studies etc.
ACTstroke conducts clinical studies only with well-trained, experienced and qualified study staff.
ACTstroke conducts clinical studies only in well-equipped stroke units at notable clinics according to highest Austrian standards.
ACTstroke offers field testing of investigational medical devices in key stroke centers in Austria
ACTstroke effectively networks and bundles the comprehensive know-how of its partners.

Once being a member of ACTstroke, VASCage occasionally presents project proposals to study sites.

For study sites interested in stroke research

As an ACTstroke member, your study site benefits from collaborative synergy, streamlined communication, and knowledge exchange. With access to diverse expertise and resources, ACTstroke offers unique opportunities in clinical research, accelerating innovation. This fuels transformative breakthroughs, reshaping stroke treatment and care paradigms.

The conduct of clinical studies requires well-trained and qualified study staff. Therefore, ACTstroke offers education, training and mentorship to study staff (GCP, IATA courses etc.)
ACTstroke offers limited financial support for establishing a clinical study team on site (not valid for every study site).
ACTstroke supports the study sites in the setup and establishment of a quality management framework e.g. by providing SOP templates
The ACTstroke network facilitates efficient internal communication and promotes the exchange of knowledge among ACTstroke members. By being connected within this network, individuals and organizations can easily share valuable insights, collaborate effectively, and enhance their collective understanding in the field of stroke research and treatment.
Within the ACTstroke network patient safety and well-being has top priority by adherence to ethical standards and regulatory requirements. Therefore, ACTstroke assists in the coordination, organization and conduct of clinical studies.
ACTstroke offers a restricted-access database exclusively available to its ACTstroke members, which contains contact information of all study sites. This valuable resource facilitates rapid and convenient knowledge exchange among the various study sites, enabling seamless communication and collaboration within the ACTstroke network.

Translational Stroke Research and Development

The research centre VASCage puts cutting-edge stroke research into practice. VASCage innovations significantly improve stroke diagnosis, prevention and therapy. Scientific discoveries make breakthroughs in recovery, rehabilitation, and post-stroke care possible. The translation of our research results enables patients to better cope with the consequences of stroke.

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