Institute of clinical physiology (IFC)
Dott. GIORGIO IERVASI
Phone number: 050 3152016-3302
The mission of IFC has remained unswerving since its foundation in 1968 and can be summarized in the formula "Innovation For better patient Care". The Institute's main focus is cardiovascular disease, with special emphasis on atherosclerosis and heart failure, and benefits from a multidisciplinary approach organized into four main areas of knowledge and equipped with state-of-the-art technological resources. These include molecular, cellular and experimental medicine technosciences (information communication technology-biosensors-nanotechnology); clinical cardiovascular and integrative physiology and pathophysiology (top-level clinical imaging technology,); and environmental, molecular, social and clinical epidemiology. IFC headquarters is located on the CNR Research Campus in Pisa. Two-thirds of the institute's personnel work there, with the rest at its regional branches in Massa, Milan, Rome, Lecce, Siena and Reggio Calabria.