Cooperation in research
We work with universities and research institutes around the world that operate in our specialist field. One example is the Danube University Krems in Austria, whose research into extracorporeal blood purification processes with sorbents we have been funding for almost twenty years. This long-standing partnership with an excellent team of specialists was ultimately one of the reasons why we decided to invest further in our Krems facility. See here.
We also maintain close contact with research institutes in the U.S., such as the Renal Research Institute (RRI). The RRI was founded in 1997 as a joint venture between Fresenius Medical Care North America and the Beth Israel Medical Center, a hospital in New York. It is now recognized as a leading institute in the field of clinical treatment and research into chronic kidney failure. Together, we are tackling some of the fundamental issues of dialysis treatment. These include the complex causes that lead to kidney failure, the particular features of treating children with end-stage renal disease, or issues such as the mineralization of dialysis patients’ bones or the effects of kidney diseases on the natural acid-base balance in the human body.
We mainly conduct research and development projects with our own employees and research departments. So far we have only used the services of third parties for this purpose to a limited extent. When cooperating with national and international universities and other scientific institutions, we use various financing models. Some of our research alliances are also publicly funded.