An international standard Translation (Protein Synthesis) Research Centre was opened at the Debrecen University Clinical Centre on Friday.
- In 2007 Scanomed Ltd. installed the first PET -CT in Debrecen. In 2009 we inaugurated the building of new nuclear medicine center, and now we have the double opening of the Translation (Protein Synthesis) Research Centre and the commissioning of a new PET -CT in Debrecen, making it the first PET center where two PET-CTs are available to patients - said István Bagaméry
, executive director of Mediso/ScanoMed Ltd., at Friday's ceremony.
Ferenc Solti, the ScanoMed Ltd. managing director said that in the company’s Debrecen centre, five thousand OEP-funded (National Health Fund) PET-CT and more than ten thousand standard nuclear medicine investigations are carried out annually as part of the imaging diagnostic outpatient services.
In the future, ScanoMed Kft. will also take part in the phases of the drug discovery process which precede human research. The investment of one billion forints in the Translation Research Center has created a radiochemical laboratory complete with high-quality instrumental analytical equipment designed to indicate new drug molecules for application in various isotopes. In addition, a pre-clinical laboratory has also been created with state of the art equipment allowing us to track the distribution of radioactively labeled molecules in living organisms.
In the center – and uniquely in Hungary - a method of providing the innovative technology essential for drug companies in pharmaceutical research, with an integrated preclinical phase (in small animals) and a clinical phase, has been created.
, medical-professional director of the University of Debrecen Clinical Center spoke at the event of Debrecen’s pioneering role in Hungary in the spread of PET studies, since the first such procedure of this type was carried out here in 1994 . The future involves health sector research and development, which will be promoted by the city and the university and is considered a priority area, and the new center also operates within this spirit - said the medical professional director.
Further pictures of the event can be found in the photoalbum