​Microwave research is taking big steps forward with CE marking and new grants

​The region's world-leading medical technology research, which includes microwave technology and AI, and which is led by Chalmers together with Sahlgrenska University Hospital (SU) and Sahlgrenska Academy (SA), is now taking big steps forward.
In part, the research groups involved have recently received three more grants totaling SEK 15 million, but the big news is that the solution for stroke detection, the so-called The MD100 Strokefinder, which is owned by the Gothenburg company Medfield Diagnostics AB, received the long-awaited CE marking at the end of June. The MD100 Strokefinder thus becomes the first market-approved and procurable product resulting from this regionally important research and which is based on strong local cooperation between experts in healthcare, academia and industry.

The grants of SEK 15 million received consist of funds from two VR applications and a grant from the Swedish Armed Forces.

Andreas Fhager, research leader and department head for medical technology at the Department of Electrical Engineering at Chalmers, is very satisfied.

"It is truly amazing and an extremely significant milestone that we now have a first product on the market, while other branches of our research receive more funding so that we can develop and apply the techniques in new clinical areas. What we will now concentrate on in terms of research is hyperthermic treatment of cancer, trauma detection in the head, abdomen and chest, as well as detection of breast cancer and intramuscular bleeding. The successes we have now are the fruit of the close and exceptionally good cooperation we have built up with SU and SA over the past decade," says Andreas, who was also awarded the Henry Wallman prize in 2021 for his efforts.

As a key person in our new SahlBEC Lab, Andreas sees great value in continuing the close collaboration with both SU and SA and how the lab will facilitate the joint work to research more products based on the needs and requirements specifications of care and which can increase patient benefit and efficiency in healthcare.

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Caption: Hana Dobsicek Trefna, Associate Professor in the Biomedical Electromagnetics research group, and Andreas Fhager, Associate Professor, research leader and head of department for medical technology, both at the Department of Electrical Engineering at Chalmers.

Page manager Published: Thu 01 Sep 2022.