Arthritis is a common medical problem that associates with pain, disability and important loss of quality of life. Recently, significant therapeutic progresses have been accomplished but there are still unmet needs highlighting the importance to pursue research in the field of arthritis. The opportunity to include basic research groups as well as laboratories linked to clinical departments is a major strength of iAR that provides the possibility to translate into clinical applications fundamental laboratory discoveries.
The overall objectives for upcoming years are:
- To support fundamental research in arthritis in a national framework with the possibility to develop translational research with an impact into the clinic.
- Valorization of the fundamental research results by bringing preventive measures, diagnostic and therapy products to the clinics for the patient’s benefit.
The ultimate objective is to form a leading Center of Excellence for Arthritis Research hosting several laboratories and research groups.