FCRCT brings together several research groups with a strong background in different areas of cardiovascular research. In addition to traditional Medical School research group we have active partners also from Tampere University, Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK), Fimlab Laboratories Oy, Tampere University Hospital (Tays) and Tays Heart Hospital.

With a personnel of approximately 100 staff members and research students, FCRCT carries out multidisciplinary research with a wide range of methodologies from cell culture experiments to randomized clinical trials. Our aim is to better understand factors leading to premature development of cardiovascular diseases including coronary artery disease and hypertension, develop diagnostic means for early detection of cardiovascular diseases and their complications e.g. by biomarkers, ECG or imaging technologies. We are able to carry out clinical trials in all phases (I-IV).