Imanova Selected For New £650K G8 Dementia Summit Translational Research Project
12/13/2013 10:11:47 AM
London, December 13, 2013: Imanova Limited will be supporting the MRC UK Dementia Research Platform (UKDP) by providing their expertise in clinical imaging in a major new study of biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease.
Led by Professor Simon Lovestone of King’s College London and Oxford University and using Imanova’s acknowledged expertise in novel tracers, imaging and analysis, the research will identify biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease in pre-clinical patients. This will in turn enable early intervention, increasingly believed to be the key to successful treatment outcomes.
Kevin Cox, CEO at Imanova Limited, outlined the value of combining Imanova’s expertise within novel research concepts.
“As the use of imaging biomarkers grows, we hope to collaborate in more studies like these providing our expertise to augment understanding and visualise research.” stated Cox, “Being named as a full collaborator is a huge achievement for Imanova and it is encouraging to see that the UKDP will incorporate partnerships with pharmaceutical companies, SMEs and academia as a means to improve treatment and care in dementias.”
If successful, this initial study will lead into a larger programme within the UKDP.
Imanova Limited – the centre of excellence for imaging sciences, is a unique concept established to drive creativity and innovation in imaging sciences. Imanova is the former GSK Clinical Imaging Centre, which is now an independent company owned by a consortium of three world-class London universities (Imperial College, Kings College and University College London) and the UK’s Medical Research Council. Imanova's objective is to build on the reputation of the Clinical Imaging Centre as a leading centre for the application of imaging technology, become the international ‘partner of choice’ for pharma and biotech in the application of imaging to drug development, and to operate to the highest standards of quality and compliance as defined by leading external regulatory bodies. Imanova is located at Imperial College London’s Hammersmith Hospital campus.
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