The Heart Research Institute is a non-profit organization established in 1989 through a joint initiative of The National Heart Foundation of Australia, the Cardiologists of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the New South Wales and Federal governments.
Since then The Heart Research Institute has operated as an independent world-class research institute and is a centre for scientific excellence in cardiovascular research. The main focus of this research is on the development and progression of atherosclerosis, a condition in which the arteries are narrowed and restricted due to a build-up of fatty deposits.
In September 2009, The Heart Research Institute opens a new world-class facility to help lead the fight again heart disease.
Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia officially opened the new state-of-the-art facility of The Heart Research Institute.
The Governor-General said that she was proud of Australia’s capacity to lead the world in research and discovery.
“The Heart Research Institute is a splendid example of doing just that. In your twenty years you have established a brilliant record, with hundreds of papers, countless breakthroughs and discoveries, international respect and attention through peer reviewed journals and major scientific meetings and pioneering research in Vascular Immunology, Nutrition and Metabolism, Angiogenesis and so many other areas”.
The new facility is substantially larger than the previous premises and includes state of the art laboratories that will hasten progress towards achievement of the long-term aims of The Heart Research Institute: prevention of atherosclerosis, detection of atherosclerosis at an early stage before it leads to clinical problems and development of new treatments with the ability to reverse atherosclerosis after it has occurred.
At the Opening in September 2009
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