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CRF was established as there was an increasing burden of Respiratory illnesses especially Obstructive Airway Diseases in India. Knowledge on these illnesses had to be borrowed from the west as there was no sufficient research relevant to Indian or Asian population. In spite of lot of expenditure on drugs for treatment of these illnesses, we are facing a huge economic burden due to the prevalence of respiratory illnesses

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  1. CRF is an academic research institute functioning from 2002 in respiratory illness, especially COPD and Asthma. We undertake clinical, academic, epidemiological researches in respiratory illnesses.
  2. CRF organizes several training programs for medical and para medical professionals.
  3. CRF also is into phase 3 and phase 4 clinical trials.
  4. CRF has an in-house statistics department for data management and statistical analysis.
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  1. Dr. Sundeep Salvi, is the Director of Chest Research Foundation is an MD, DTCD, DNB, PhD(UK), FCCP(USA), FICS, Hon FRCP (Lon). He was instrumental in setting up CRF in 2002.
  2. He is also the Vice-President of Indian Chest Society and has extensively worked in the field of respiratory illnesses while pursuing his education in India, UK and US. He has been a visiting faculty in the Imperial College, London and Johns Hopkins University, US. He is a PhD mentor for Savitribai Phule University of Pune and an adjunct professor and PhD mentor of Symbiosis International University, Pune.
  3. He has special interests in COPD and Asthma and has done exemplary work through CRF in the past few years. Under his guidance and mentorship CRF has undertaken a few landmark studies that has given ground-breaking results. (add link of researches from the website).
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CRF has four important departments of function.

  1. Academic Research – CRF initiates researches in the area of respiratory illness – put a link of academic researches
  2. Education - CRF has designed various training programs for medical and para medical professionals for knowledge dissemination.
  3. CRF conducts phase III and phase IV clinical trials
  4. CRF has an independent Molecular Biology Department working exclusively on certain aspects of COPD and Asthma at its molecular level.
  5. CRF has a Pulmonary Function Laboratory to diagnose OADs. Basic and advanced pulmonary function tests like Spirometry, Body Box Plethysmography, Impulse Oscillometry are performed.
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Yes. Phase 3 and 4 clinical trials are conducted at CRF. CRF has a diversified clientele base comprising of various pharmaceutical companies and SMO/CRO.

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Yes. CRF has had a diversified database since the inception. It has worked with Cipla, GSK, Novartis, Glenmark, BI, etc on different clinical trials.

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Chest Research Foundation (CRF) is a Public Charitable Trust registered with Charity Commissioner, Pune under Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950.

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CRF conducts research in the domain of respiratory illnesses. It has contributed immensely in the field of research since inception. It was a pioneer to bring out to the world about the existence of Non-Smoking COPD.

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  1. Charity Clinic
  2. Education – Training programs for medical and para-medical professionals
  3. Clinical trials: Phase III and phase IV clinical trials for pharmaceutical companies and SMO/CRO.
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CRF conducts charity clinic once a week on Thursday – post 2 pm for children diagnosed with Asthma.