Companies got a preview of SahlBEC Lab

The SahlBEC Lab at Sahlgrenska University Hospital is soon to be completed. 26 October invited people from various companies got a sneak-peak of the brand-new laboratory.

Over 20 business representatives gathered at the MedTech West office for an overview about the Sahlgrenska Biomedical Engineering Collaboration Laboratory (SahlBEC Lab). They got to visit the lab and hear of the possibilities it creates for life science and medical technology companies.

– We saw a great variation of expertise among the companies attending. SahlBEC Lab will involve state-of-the-art biomedical technologies and we are excited to inform researchers from clinics, academia and companies about their possibilities to use the lab, says Henrik Mindedal, Director MedTech West.

There were presentations from the research leaders Justin Schneiderman and Andreas Fhager, who lead two of the larger research areas for which the lab, among others, is built.

Then the small crowd walked to the near-by SahlBEC Lab inside the Radiology Department at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in the new Image and Intervention Center (BoIC).

Company representatives from Astra Zeneca, Wellspect, Micropos Medicals, Qnami, Texray, Syntronic and many more took the tour, walked inside the Magnetically Shielded Room (MSR), and got a glimpse of the bright future of biomedical engineering.

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Text and photo: Jonas Löfvendahl

Facts SahlBEC Lab, the new biomedical engineering collaboration laboratory in BoIC

✅ The construction of SahlBEC Lab has evolved on initiative by the MedTech West parties: Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Chalmers University of Technology, Sahlgrenska Academy at Gothenburg University, University of Borås and the Region Västra Götaland. MTW is a jointly owned platform for regional research and innovative cooperation in advanced medical technology. In addition to the parties’ financing, the lab is part-financed by the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth with support from the European Regional Development Fund.

✅ The lab is located at the department of Radiology at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital department in the new Image and Intervention Center (BoIC), Blå Stråket 5, Gothenburg. The work to develop sustainable management, complete and administratively integrate the lab in the hospital’s organization, is project managed by the Innovation Platform and Gothia Forum during 2021.

✅ SahlBEC Lab will provide unique opportunities to collaborate and conduct near-patient projects by researchers from clinics, academia and companies. The lab will help enable research and innovation related to medtech solutions in areas such as neuroscience, oncology, trauma, cardiology and psychiatry.

✅ For general questions, contact: Henrik Mindedal, Director MedTech West,, +46 708 888 445.