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Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems Launches New R&D Program in Edinburgh, 26 New Jobs


2/4/2011 11:54:25 AM

04 February 2011 -- Scotland’s life sciences sector received a major boost last night (Thursday 3 February 2011) when Toshiba Medical Visualisation Systems announced the launch of a major new R&D programme in healthcare imaging informatics at its Edinburgh facility.

The project is being supported by a £3 million R&D grant from Scottish Enterprise and will allow the company to grow its R&D capability in Scotland, creating 26 new jobs.

The funding will be used to help Toshiba Medical Visualisation Systems (TMVS) and its parent company Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation to establish a new team to develop Healthcare Imaging Informatics Technology that provides advanced medical imaging.

The Edinburgh facility will become responsible for building and developing everything needed for world class Clinical Applications; Image Analysis algorithms, clinical development frameworks to increase productivity and Clinical Applications of Medical Imaging Modalities.

It is hoped TMVS Scottish operation will become established as the leading centre of its kind within the company, and increase its team in Edinburgh to over 100 people within the first three years.

The Clinical Applications to be developed by TMVS will provide cutting edge medical imaging solutions to improve the quality of treatment provided to patients and to reduce the cost of providing that treatment.

The announcement was made at the prestigious Scottish Enterprise Life Sciences Awards 2011 held in Edinburgh last night.

Speaking at the event Lena Wilson, Chief Executive of Scottish Enterprise said: “This is one of the biggest life sciences R&D projects we’ve ever supported and it demonstrates the real capabilities that Scotland has within the sector for attracting and supporting life sciences companies at a global level.

“Toshiba Medical Visualisation Systems is part of a global operation with a number of R&D centres worldwide. The fact that it is establishing this new centre in Scotland is further proof that Scotland can compete with the best in the world.”

Fredric J. Friedberg, President, TMVS said: “Toshiba could not be more pleased with its decision to establish a key global R&D center based in Scotland. Our access to top talent, universities and research collaborators, coupled with the terrific support and vision of the Scottish government has been outstanding.”

Contact Details

Contact Name: Sarah Cross

Address: Scottish Enterprise press office

Tel: 0141 228 2308

Email: sarah.cross@scotent.co.uk

Website: Scottish Enterprise Media Centre


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