What is Thrombosis
A blood clot which significantly slows or stops the passage of blood to and from the heart. In the arteries, it is a very common factor causing the majority of heart attacks and stroke; in the veins, it causes DVT and sudden post-operative death.
Innovators in Thrombosis
The Thrombosis Research Institute is dedicated to bringing new solutions to patients for the detection, prevention and treatment of blood clots. Our programme of research was first established in the 1960s and since then our work has changed the lives of those at risk of thrombosis through the use heparin for its prevention, and the pioneering use of the low molecular weight heparins. Today we remain one of the few academic research institutes solely devoted to working in thrombosis.