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Philips launches SonoDrugs project in Europe

28th January 2009

Philips has launched its SonoDrugs collaboration scheme in Europe.

Initiated to develop image-guided localised delivery technlogies, the 15.9 million euro (14.7 million pound) project is aimed to progress in the study of cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Other companies involved in the collaboration include Nanobiotix from France, Germany’s Lipoid, the University of Helsinki in Finland and the University of London in the UK.

Senior vice-president of Philips’ research and head of the company’s healthcare research programme Henk van Houten said: “New therapeutic options such as externally triggered local drug release at the specific site of disease hold the promise to significantly improve patient care.”

He went on to note such technologies will be joined by expertise in the project, allowing it to put the company in a “strong position” to deliver the benefits to patients and care providers.

In November last year, Philips unveiled a 3.0T MRI scanner which, the company says, adapts to patients’ bodies, providing up to 40 per cent greater analysing speed.

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