A monothematic center called "Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases" (I2MC) was established in January 2011 by INSERM and University Paul Sabatier.
The I2MC is a unique institute in France with teams working on risk factors and cardiovascular complications, including obesity, diabetes, dyslipidemia, thrombosis, atherosclerosis, angiogenesis, renal failure and heart.On April 19, 2011 inauguration of the Institute in the presence of Gilles Fourtanier President of the Paul Sabatier University , Jean Jacques Romatet Director of Toulouse Hospitals, Angelo Parini Executive Director of I2MC, Jean Tkaczuk representing the Regional Council of Midi Pyrenees, Dominique Langin Deputy Director of I2MC and Mireille Blanc Regional Delegate INSERM Midi Pyrenees.
The research activity developed at I2MC is centered on three main areas:
- The axis adipose tissue, obesity and diabetes
- The axis thrombosis, atherosclerosis and vessels
- The axis heart and kidney
Magazine from Paul Sabatier University devoted to I2MC research