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The research laboratory of Balgrist University Hospitals Paraplegic Centre is mainly financed by project funds from the following organisations:

  • AO Spine
  • Betty and David Koetser Foundation for Brain Research
  • Commission for Technology and Innovation
  • European Commission FP7
  • Forschungsfonds für Paraplegie Balgrist
  • International Foundation for Research in Paraplegia
  • OPO-Stiftung
  • Clinical Research Priority Program CRPP
  • Schweizer Paraplegiker Stiftung
  • Swiss National Science Foundation
  • Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation

Our research laboratory is part of:

  • Neuroscience Centre Zurich (ZNZ)
  • National Centre of Competence in Research "Neural Plasticity and Repair" (NCCR-Neuro) with the project on spinal cord repair
  • Zurich Centre for Integrative Human Physiology (ZIHP)

Infrastructure costs for the laboratory are borne jointly by Balgrist University Hospital and the University of Zurich.

Two spin-off companies have emerged from the Paraplegic Centres research laboratory and we continue to cooperate closely with both of them:

  • ALEA Solutions GmbH (software engineering & measurement technology)
  • Hocoma AG (medical engineering)


Events and congresses

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Universitätsklinik Balgrist
Forchstrasse 340
8008 Zürich

Phone 044 386 11 11



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