Courtesy of LiU-News:
Pathology is central to health and medical care, not least to cancer patients, yet the field today faces serious challenges due to an excessive workload. The digitalisation of microscopy images opens up new possibilities.
A consortium led by the Centre for Medical Imaging and Visualisation (CMIV) at Linköping University (LiU) has just been granted Vinnova (Sweden’s Innovation Agency) funding for research and development in image-based pathology. The aim is to create new, efficient workflows and IT tools, partly through advances in image analysis and visualisation.
In addition to CMIV, the consortium includes:
- County councils in Östergötland, Jönköping, Kalmar and Gävleborg
- Swerea IVF Research Institute
- Sectra, a medical technology firm
The grant of just over SEK 9 million comes from Vinnova’s call for “Challenge-driven innovation”, and the project is one of 30 granted funding in competition with projects from all over the country.