Philips, Netherlands hospital ink medical imaging research agreement

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Royal Philips Electronics has signed a memorandum of understanding, establishing a long-term research partnership with the University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht, the Netherlands’ largest university hospital.

Philips and UMC Utrecht will seek to develop new solutions for the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of major disease areas, including cardiac disease, brain disease and cancer.

The company said the collaboration will develop research projects in medical imaging applied to brain disease, cancer, cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal disease and pulmonary disease. An area of focus outlined in the agreement is image-guided oncology interventions.