October 22, 2008 - Royal Philips Electronics this week signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) for a five-year research collaboration with King’s College London to develop new medical imaging research projects with a particular focus on cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology.
Under the multi-million Euro agreement, Philips and King’s College London’s Division of Imaging Sciences focus on combining different imaging technologies, such as X-ray, MRI, ultrasound and CT, to help doctors navigate their way through a patient’s heart during minimal-invasive procedures.
Philips and King’s College London have already built a long-standing relationship, in particular through the college’s division of imaging sciences, in the areas of image analysis, especially in the field of magnetic resonance imaging, diagnostics and interventional guidance. The new agreement aims at the continuation of long-term collaboration in these fields and will also seek to establish new research projects into medical imaging for cardiovascular disease, cardiac arrhythmias and pediatric diseases.
“We have a long history of working closely with Philips and this new agreement will allow us to continue our research into cardiovascular disease for many more years,” said Reza Razavi, professor of pediatric cardiovascular science at King’s College London and head of the division of imaging sciences. “Through our research we hope to advance the way we diagnose and treat heart conditions and so improve the care of children and adults with cardiovascular disease.”
King's through its commercial arm, King’s College London Business, is focused on creating mutually beneficial industrial collaborations of this kind as part of its translational research agenda.