• Happy Holiday Season & Thank You for the 2023
    The evaluation of the 2024 grant applications has been completed. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and thank you all for the collaboration. This Christmas, we are supporting the important work of the “Doctors Without Borders” with a donation.

  • Glial Cells as Enhancers of Depression Treatment
    Astrocytes are glial cells that function, among other things, as the brain’s cleaning department. However, they also affect the plasticity of the brain and the connections between nerve cells (synapses), as well as blood circulation. Therefore, astrocytes are also expected to have an effect on depression and its treatment. Marko Rosenholm, Doctor of Pharmacy, studies the functioning of astrocytes with the support of a grant from the Instrumentarium Science Foundation.

  • Frailty Index Reveals and Prevents Old Age Ailments
    How many hundred million euros could the Finnish state benefit every year if it knew the biological condition of its senior citizens? How much better would our lives be if our health problems could be addressed earlier? The Frailty Index provides an insight into this.

  • Convenient Blood Pressure Measurement from the Fingertip
    Blood pressure measurement is a key part of medicine and health care. However, long-term and more frequent measurement does not work well with traditional meters. Fingertip measurement is also possible while the subject is sleeping.

  • New laser treatment prevents blindness
    The laser treatment developed by Maculaser Oy aims to prevent vision impairment and blindness caused by several retinal diseases. During the treatment, retina is heated with a laser while the heat output of the laser is controlled in real time, according to individual needs. The company received a grant from the Instrumentarium Science Foundation for developing a new form of treatment.

  • The call for grants 2024 is open
    The application round for Instrumentarium's Science Foundation grants for 2024 is now open. The application round ends on 15th September, 2023.

  • Fighting blood diseases with software and deep learning
    A new kind of software combining imaging, big data analysis and deep learning can be used to study blood diseases. Hematoscope Oy's solution combines cutting-edge research and business thinking.

  • New dates for the 2024 grant application round – opens on August
    The application round for Instrumentarium's Science Foundation grants for 2024 opens on August 1, 2023.

  • Liquid Biopsies: A Promising Method for Detecting and Monitoring Cancer
    In the future, liquid biopsies could become a crucial part of cancer diagnosis, surveillance, and screening. These tests might replace or complement traditional methods and help in earlier detection of cancer recurrence and the initiation of treatments, resulting in better treatment outcomes.

  • Research: The living environment, skin microbiome and allergies
    The human microbiome is the set of microbes living on the skin and mucous membranes, and the genes they contain. There is a constant exchange of information and cooperation between the microbiome and the human immunological defence system. An imbalanced microbiome can predispose a person to the onset of various chronic diseases, such as autoimmune diseases or allergies.

  • More effective cancer immunotherapy
    Cancer immunotherapy activates the patient’s own immune defence. The research funded by Instrumentarium Science Foundation studies how treatments can be targeted more effectively.