EUR 13.9 million for healthcare location Baden-Württemberg
In addition to the Application Center for Intelligent Machines in Medical Technology, the Ministry for Economic Affairs has provided a total of EUR 13.9 million to fund a further seven projects. Following approval of the funding by the Council of Ministers on April 21 as part of the „Forum Gesundheitsstandort Baden-Württemberg“, Minister for Economic Affairs Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut explained the decision: “Innovative ideas and projects are the key to an effective healthcare sector. We should be constantly developing our skills precisely for times of crisis as well as for the future. With these first eight projects, we are significantly advancing these key technologies – for the wel-fare of our patients as well as for the benefit of the Baden-Württemberg economy.”
ANIMMED – Anwendungszentrum für Intelligente Maschinen in der Medizintechnik (Application Centre for Intelligent Machines in Medical Technology)
Project launch: May 01, 2020
Funding amount: EUR 1,579,318
Funding as part of the Gesundheitsstandort BW healthcare location forum
Funding body: Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labor and Housing Baden-Württemberg
Project partners: Fraunhofer Project Group for Automation in Medicine and Biotechnology PAMB (LEAD), Heinrich-Lanz Center for Digital Health (HLZ)
PAMB – The Project Group for Automation in Medicine and Biotechnology at Fraunhofer IPA based at Mannheim Faculty of Medicine, Heidelberg University, was established in 2011 by the state of Baden-Württemberg and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. PAMB’s mission is to research and develop automatic processes and systems which will be autonomous in future, for diagnostics and intervention.
In addition, the Project Group researches intelligent diagnostic processes by using new measuring procedures and sample analysis methods to increase efficiency and improve clinical healthcare.
PAMB now has many years of experience under its belt and this, combined with its comprehensive laboratory infrastructure with an experimental intervention room and direct access to clinical establishments because of its location at Mannheim University Hospital campus, means that technologies and products can be directly applied in clinical practice.
HLZ – Heinrich-Lanz Center for digital health
A single university hospital produces around 35,000 data elements each day. HLZ’s mission at Mannheim Faculty of Medicine at Heidelberg University is to unlock the mostly undiscovered wealth of data from healthcare and research using data science. Analysis of large volumes of data from biomedical research and patient care is an important basis for accurate and individually tailored prevention, diagnostics and therapy .
HLZ is part of the MIRACUM Consortium (Medical Informatics for Research and Care for University Medicine), which is funded by the medical informatics initiative of the BMF (German Ministry of Finance). Its areas of focus include better data usage to optimize patient recruitment for clinical studies, a prediction tool for asthma/COPD and neuro-oncology, as well as the establishment of a molecular tumor board that is closely linked to clinical care.