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EU backs up distributed health care and diagnosis

Several leading actors based in east central Sweden will work together on a large-scale EU assignment to develop innovative aids in medical engineering for the health care sector.

The project will be directed by LiU scientists equipped with a budgetary framework of MSEK 66 spread over a three-year span. The European Union will contribute MSEK 23.

This project, NovaMedTech, has a focus on defined and doable concepts for, firstly, the development of medical engineering tools for distributed health care and personal health care, and secondly, medical engineering innovations for image-based diagnosis and therapy.

Actors in the venture include several Swedish academic sites and their associated hospitals in the counties of Östergötland, Södermanland, Örebro and Västmanland. Uppsala University will also participate. LiUs Department of Biomedical Engineering, IMT, is the managing organization.

The overall application was coordinated by Postdoctoral Fellow Peter Hult, who is project director. A driving force behind the proposal was Per Ask, Professor in biomedical engineering at our university.

NovaMedTech will network many key principals in health care; medical and nursing staff, researchers and business firms. These organizations and individuals will participate in the conceptual phase and clinical trials, commercialization and implementation in the field.


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Last updated: 2009-06-03