About the Linnaeus Foundation

"The foundation will support promising research and encourage scientific curiosity and creativity."

The Linnaeus Foundation for Medical Research was founded on the initiative of doctors and researchers to promote the renewal of medical research. It is an important complement to other research funds that focus on more established research.

Medical research in Uppsala is successful, especially in the areas of biochemistry, cancer research, diabetes research, cardiovascular disease and medical genetics.

The fact that several important drugs originate in Uppsala is strong evidence that the research has yielded results. Some examples are the blood substitute Dextran, Fragmin which prevents blood clots, Xalatan for glaucoma and Healon which is used in eye surgery.