The construction of New OUH attracts Swedish company

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The Swedish company Cambio Healthcare Systems have chosen to open a division in Odense. On the 1. Of May the office opened with 4 employees in Videnbyen – Odense’s new house for talent, innovation and entrepreneurship, located right next to University of Southern Denmark and close to the new OUH. Read More

Denmark tops global health systems transparency index

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Denmark has the most transparent health system in the world, providing accessible, reliable, useful and up-to-date information to stakeholders. Denmark tops the global health systems transparency index 2017 by KPMG, achieving top ratings on transparency of ‘governance’, ‘personal healthcare data’ and ‘finance’.

Transparency of information can be a powerful tool to reduce the cost and improve the quality of healthcare.

The healthcare industry is impacted by factors such as aging populations, budget pressures, increased costs of treatments and rising demands from patients. The availability of timely, accurate and relevant data to provide and evaluate the effectiveness of care provided to patients is essential to ensure consistent, efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of care. This is why we are particularly happy to be presented with such a rating.

In Odense, we are proud to be a part of the whole expansion within the health tech area. We believe, that by investing in innovative solutions and supporting both new and established companies, we can show the way towards a better future – for all. By achieving this kind of recognition, we hope to attract even more companies to Denmark in general and Odense in particular; because in Odense, we have the market know-how, the talent pool, the research facilities and the risk-taking investors you need to further your Company.

Read the full article from Copenhagen capacity here.

The time of disappearing tissue samples is over

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Scientists at SDU are developing a robot freezer, which will secure that patients’ genes and blood-, tissue-, or cell samples do not go missing at the bottom of a chest freezer or end up in the wrong hands.

Blood tests that go missing or must be retaken because it was stored below the right temperature; problems with finding the test in the freezer; a freezer that constantly ices up – the problems at hospital labs are many, but a new robot system will now solve those problems.

“The need for an intelligent system that can keep track of the growing number of samples is definitely necessary. Custom-made medicine for the individual patient is becoming more and more widely used. That means that there is an increasing need to know the individual patient’s genes and be able to find them when needed”, senior lecturer in Software Engineering at SDU, Ulrik Pagh Schultz, says.

Ulrik is working on the project The Freezer Unit of the Future with his colleague, senior lecturer Marco Kuhrmann, for which they have received 16 million kr. from Innovation Fund Denmark.

Personal medicine that is based on the unique gene profile of every patient will be the standard in the future. This means that everyone, in the long term, will have biological material lying at hospital, which can be analyzed by doctors in case of sickness. The new system heightens patient safety because a chip is inserted into the sample, where data such as which employees the sample can the handed over to. At the same time, the freezer’s computer system logs all data regarding the samples in a consistent manner and the freezer is operated by using a display, which tells the freezer which sample to retrieve.

 

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Will 3D cameras help treat diabetic ulcers?

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Every year, around 3000 Danes get ulcers related to diabetes. The ulcers are very hard to treat and they will in some cases lead to amputation – costly procedures both emotionally for the patient and economically for society. Because ulcers are often deep and complex, the adjoining nerves and vessels are at a higher risk of infection, which can lead to secondary complications and in extreme cases, death. Technologies that can better describe diabetic ulcers is therefore much needed.

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