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Concluding seminar for Medical Technology

Ctharina Davies, head of Medical Technology (Photo: Karin Tømmerås).The concluding seminar for NTNU's strategic area Medical Technology was held on 25. November 2013 at Øya Campus, NTNU, Trondheim.

Concluding seminar for Medical Technology

Ctharina Davies, head of Medical Technology (Photo: Karin Tømmerås).The concluding seminar for NTNU's strategic area Medical Technology was held on 25. November 2013 at Øya Campus, NTNU, Trondheim.

The programme (pdf) included a review over the period 1999 to 2013, followed by presentations from the focus areas.

The seminar ended with a view to the future, with NTNU's new strategic area: Health, welfare and technology, 2014-2023.


Medicine for all

Samir Brachmachari visisted NTNU and Trondheim on 22. October. (Photo: Karin Tømmerås)"Everyone has the right to affordable health services," says Indian professor Samir Brachmaschari from Open Source Drug Discovery (OCDD).

Medicine for all

Samir Brachmachari visisted NTNU and Trondheim on 22. October. (Photo: Karin Tømmerås)"Everyone has the right to affordable health services," says Indian professor Samir Brachmaschari from Open Source Drug Discovery (OCDD).

On 22. October he held the lecture "Open Source Drug Discovery as an Innovative Model for Affordable Healthcare for All" in Trondheim, in cooperation with the Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board and NTNU's Strategic Area Medical Technology. The dream is to eradicate tuberculosis and malaria through innovative research.

The challenges discussed included: Do new medicines have to be expensive and patented? Could we achieve better and cheaper health services for all by combining the last decades' innovations with biotechnology and information technology?

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that around 2 million people died of tuberculosis and malaria in 2011, predominantly in poor countries. Nevertheless it is more profitable to develop medicines against lifestyle illnesses in the Western world than to fight these diseases that kill so many.

The OCDD seminar attracted around 120 participants.


Successful “Future in MedTech?” seminar

The PhD and Post Doc seminar "Future in MedTech?" took place 30. May 2013, with 40 participants.

Successful “Future in MedTech?” seminar

The PhD and Post Doc seminar "Future in MedTech?" took place 30. May 2013, with 40 participants.

The programme included contributions from the popular science programme Schrödingers Katt, the Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry in Norway (LMI) and Kelly Scientific.

The full programme can be found here (pdf) – NB: Senior advisor Eckhart Holtz replaced Karita Bekkemellem.

Below you will find pdfs from some of the presentations:

Want to know more about MedTech?

"From different angles" shows how medical technology improves brain tumour surgery.MedTech has produced some videos showing what Medical Technology is all about, and how it is used every day to treat patients – and to save lives.

Want to know more about MedTech?

"From different angles" shows how medical technology improves brain tumour surgery.MedTech has produced some videos showing what Medical Technology is all about, and how it is used every day to treat patients – and to save lives.

You can watch the videos on YouTube.

The Sky's the Limit offers an insight into how cooperation and collaboration across various professions can save lives when every second counts.

From different angles shows how medical technology enables much more precise surgery of brain tumours. More of the brain tumour can now be removed without causing too much damage to the rest of the brain.


Hydrogel-technique with great potential

A technique developed at NTNU for determining the thickness of hydrogels more accurately could have a great impact on intensive care, heart surgery and the treatment of diabetes and cancer.

Hydrogel-technique with great potential

A technique developed at NTNU for determining the thickness of hydrogels more accurately could have a great impact on intensive care, heart surgery and the treatment of diabetes and cancer.

The research team, which is associated to Medical technology, has already received NTNU's research award for medical technology 2012.

The project is partially financed by the Research Council's open project support (FRIPRO).

Read more about the research into hydrogels in medical technology at the Research Council (in Norwegian).