Grant award winner Dr Dengler , Medical University Clinic of Heidelberg, Germany, says: "Organisations such as ROTRF make a major difference to the transplant research community. I am delighted that my peers and I have obtained a grant to expand transplant research into new unexplored areas. All of the projects receiving a grant serve a common goal to save and improve the lives of transplant patients."
The latest grants awarded by ROTRF total 2 million Swiss francs [ 1.28 million]. This will largely be funding research relating to the understanding of the body's 'rejection response' , including the role of white blood cells and inflammation. These latest research grants follow previous award-winning projects where research focused on the need to further understand the processes underlying chronic and acute organ rejection and to improve long-term organ survival.
Max Bucher, Head of Hospital Specialty Products, Roche, says: "Roche is committed to the innovative research directed by the ROTRF. Our support of the Foundation aims to advance the knowledge within the transplant community which will ultimately help more people with solid organ transplants live a longer and healthier life."
Transplantation is today a lifesaving option for many people facing organ failure. Worldwide, around 50,000 organs are transplanted each year with kidney or kidney/pancreas transplants representing 50-60% of all procedures. Advances in transplant surgery have developed hand-in-hand wit
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