19 September 2011 ICFO & B.Braun Team up


The research agreement will explore the opportunities of combining the expertise in their corresponding fields of knowledge. ICFO signs a research agreement with B.Braun Surgical SA to explore the opportunities of combining the expertise in their corresponding fields of knowledge.

The project will be developed at ICFO by the Medical Optics group led by Prof. Turgut Durduran. The researchers in this group focus on new state-of-the-art optical techniques to probe tissue function and morphology. Their work encompasses the furthering of fundamental understanding of physiology, such as the neuro-vascular coupling in response to stimuli, the development of clinically deployable bed-side monitors in neuro-critical care, and optical mammography for monitoring of cancer treatment.

B.Braun supplies the global healthcare market with products for anesthesia, intensive medicine, cardiology, extra corporeal blood treatment and surgery, as well as services for hospitals, general practitioners and the homecare sector. With approximately 41,000 employees in more than 50 countries, B.Braun achieved a turnover in 2010 of 4.4 billion euros. Closure Technologies is one of the B.Braun\'s group oldest business areas. B.Braun has been manufacturing and selling suture materials since 1908 – as the first big industrial supplier of suture materials.

Back