Kick-off of medical technology foundation Neoscan Solutions

Compact MRIs for children and infants / Ude: “Close cooperation with the campus STIMULATE”

Good news for the medical technology branch in Magdeburg: With Neoscan Solutions GmbH, an innovative company has settled that wants to develop and produce special MRIs for children and infants. The benefit: The compact devices can be directly set up in children’s wards, thus improving the chances of diagnosis and treatment. The close cooperation with the medical technology research campus STIMULATE of the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (OVGU) is crucial for its foundation in the state capital. Here scientific and economic researchers develop image-based, minimally invasive medical technology products and procedures which are mainly used for age-related disorders such as cancer, stroke, dementia or heart attack.

At the kick-off event for the company founded at the beginning of April, state secretary Dr. Jürgen Ude reiterated today: “The STIMULATE campus is a beacon of research which is shining more and more on the economy. Anyone who relies on innovative, image-based medical technology cannot get around Magdeburg. The settlement of Neoscan Solutions GmbH proves this even more. Research excellence meets added value - this is a recipe for success.”

The research campus STIMULATE is currently held in the experimental factory. Since the spatial capacities have been depleted there, it should move into its own building in the Magdeburg Science Port, which also offers room for the settlement of companies. 16.6 million Euro are currently planned for this in the current double budget 2017/18.

Background
The research campus STIMULATE (Solution Centre for Image Guided Local Therapies) is supported by the science and engineering faculties and the medical faculty of the OVGU, by Siemens Healthcare GmbH and by the STIMULATE society, which includes stakeholders from non-university research and economy. The research campus is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research with up to two million Euro a year for an initial period until 2019. A total funding period of up to 15 years is possible. Alongside federal funding, the state is supporting the research campus with a total of ten million Euro for research projects in the period between 2016 and 2020. The long-term goal is to establish STIMULATE as a “German centre for image-based medicine”.

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