Visual imaging of microscopic changes in human cells associated with cancer is crucial for their diagnosis and treatment. Modern imaging techniques at university hospitals and research and development laboratories in the German-Danish border region offer a great opportunity to study these changes quickly and reliably. The goal of the Celltom project was to combine advanced techniques and make them available across sectors in the entire program region. To this end, Celltom has established the VISION virtual service center for microscopic imaging. This provides a central point of contact for interested research institutions, physicians and companies wishing to use the new microscopy techniques.


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"With the innovation platform, Access & Acceleration offers the VISION Center, which was set up cross-border within the Celltom project, an excellent opportunity to become part of medical innovation projects. This will make the competencies of the center better known and at the same time increase the innovation potential of companies in the German-Danish region.“

Horst-Günter Rubahn, Head of the Mads Clausen Institute, University of Southern Denmark

Within the Medical Microtechnology project, the Technical University of Applied Sciences Lübeck, the University of Lübeck and the University of Southern Denmark in Sonderborg are developing a German-Danish study programme. With the involvement of regional companies from the field of medical technology and regional hospitals, the content of the study programme will be adapted to practice. The goal is to develop Medical Microtechnology as a study programme, to achieve its accreditation and to enrol first students.


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"Access & Acceleration demonstrates that linking together the topics of research, innovation and education is crucial to be able to use and pass on gained knowledge in the best way. Medical Microtechnology teaches the medical technicians of tomorrow. During their studies the students dive into the innovation process and become prospective emploees for companies in the programme region."
Till Leißner, Associate Professor, Mads Clausen Institute, University of Southern Denmark