Thirteen Partners. Sharing one goal.

alpha medical concepts e.U

ImgThe international training and consulting company alpha medical concepts supports health facilities in optimizing their (emergency) patient care. High-risk case experts provide advice and training in simulation facilities everywhere in the world to improve patient safety in medical care.

cortEXplore GmbH

ImgThe Linz-based startup cortEXplore develops neurosurgical navigation systems for precision planning, simulating and performing brain surgery. The company has developed a multi-camera system that supports high precision neurosurgical procedures through mixed reality imaging.

eulerian-solutions e.U

Imgeulerian-solutions e.U. provides a variety of services in the field of numerical fluid mechanics (Computational Fluid Dynamics, CFD), including free tutorial videos about getting started with OpenFOAM, customized on-site CFD training, model development, custom open source CFD solutions for internal work processes, customized CFD simulations and support for a variety of CFD problems.

EVO-tech GmbH

ImgFounded in 2013, EVO-tech has quickly established itself as a leading full-spectrum provider in additive manufacturing. The company develops, manufactures and sells 3-D printers ("EVOlizer") and for 3-D printing plastic and metal filaments. As a manufacturer, EVO-tech aims at expansion its technological leading edge through research and development in all relevant technologies, including electronics, software, mechanics and nozzles.

FH Upper Austria Research and Development GmbH

ImgFounded in 2003, the Upper Austrian University of Applied Sciences engages in application-oriented, innovative R&D in currently 17 fields. Its Center for Technical Innovation in Medicine (TIMed Center) bundles the potentials of four FH Upper Austria faculties in Hagenberg, Linz, Wels and Steyr to create a cross-faculty, interdisciplinary development facility researching technical solutions for life science questions in fields like medicine, biomedicine, biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, biophysics and bioinformatics. The goal is building a new, internationally visible main hub, an Upper Austrian “Medical Valley”. Medusa project partner build on the R&D activities of the Research Group for Surgical Simulators Linz (ReSSL).

Johannes Kepler University - Institute of Polymer Product Engineering

ImgResearch at the Institute for Polymer Product Engineering, one of four plastics technology institutes at the Linz Institute of Technology (LIT), covers the entire product life cycle of plastic components, from component design using latest numerical simulation methods to classic material and component testing and on towards groundbreaking generative manufacturing processes (3-D printing).

Johannes Kepler University - Institute for Polymer Sciences

ImgThe Institute of Polymer Science at the Johannes Kepler University Linz researches physicochemical properties of polymers and the characterization of polymer materials on all scales, including flow properties, morphology development (crystallization), surfaces and biological systems. Beyond thermal analysis, microscopy, spectroscopy and rheometry, research aims at developing new methods, integrating theory and practical application.

Kepler University Hospital Linz - University Clinic for Neurosurgery

ImgThe University Clinic for Neurosurgery at the Kepler University Hospital is Upper Austria´s only neurosurgery, covering the needs of a region with 1.4 million inhabitants. With 90 inpatient beds, an acute case aftercare station and therapy places for immediate remobilization, it is now the largest neurosurgical department in the German-speaking countries, offering the full spectrum of treatment methods, especially in vascular neurosurgery. The leading role of the clinic´s head of the board Prof. Dr. Andreas Gruber in the "European Association of Neurological Surgery (EANS)" is an additional boost to its importance as an international center of excellence and innovation.

LIFEtool non-profit GmbH

ImgLIFEtool engages in research, development and consulting. Its focus is on assistive technologies, assisted communication and learning/training software for children, adolescents, adults and elderly persons with physical impairments and/or cognitive difficulties. Assistive technologies provide these people with new opportunities for active, barrier-free participation in education, work and leisure. Beyond that, they are of crucial importance in really making modern computer and communication technologies accessible to everyone.

LIFEtool participates in ongoing research projects, bringing extensive domain knowledge and experience in the field of interaction concepts, methods, support, and devices for people with special needs.

LIFEtool is a non-profit company, co-owned by the Evangelisches Diakoniewerk Gallneukirchen and the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT).

Netural GmbH

ImgNetural has been developing innovative digital services, and especially e-business and e-health solutions, since 1998. This is an award-winning service company with a unique approach, combining strategic thinking, state-of-the-art software and skilled implementation to achieve outstanding user experience.

RISC Software GmbH

ImgFounded in 1992 as an extramural research facility of Johannes Kepler University Linz within the UAR (Upper Austrian Research GmbH) network, RISC Software GmbH develops complex individual software solutions for business, industrial and medical purposes. Engaging in both basic and applied science, RISC Software GmbH combines a strong core competence in mathematics and computer science with practical experience from countless national and international projects. Its Medical Informatics department develops highly specialized software for medical image processing, biomechanical simulation and patient virtualization. It is one of the leading institutions in its field.

R'n'B Consulting GmbH

ImgFounded in 2014, the Linz-based consulting company R’n’B Consulting specializes in support during approval processes for medical devices. Its continuously growing service portfolio now includes, among others, clinical evaluations and testing of medical devices, biocompatibility/toxicology testing and risk management. R’n’B Consulting currently manages 25 projects.

Profactor GmbH

ImgPROFACTOR provides digitized production solutions. It supports clients and cooperation partners throughout entire innovation processes from first ideas to turnkey systems. PROFACTOR solutions cover production line inspection, digitization, automation, functionalization and even printing on products. In the MEDUSA project, PROFACTOR transfers human-centered assistance systems knowhow from the field of industrial production to the medical domain. Quality perception-enhancing technologies, tracking and digitization are essential building blocks for the work of the Visual Computing Team.

Medical device regulation as an anchor point for high-quality product development

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Surgeons with 3D glasses

Anyone wheeled into the operating room relies on the experience, skill and utmost concentration of surgeons. High-tech medical technology aims to support this skill. For example, through patient-specific 3D models and sophisticated computer simulations, including 3D printing.