We have a name!

Today, the name of the new laboratory for advanced biomedical engineering research at Sahlgrenska University Hospital is announced: SahlBEC Lab.

The construction of SahlBEC Lab is coming along at great pace inside the department of Radiology at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Now, the name of the lab is launched for the first time: SahlBEC Lab (Sahlgrenska Biomedical Engineering Collaboration Laboratory).

SahlBEC Lab is a name we’re all proud of. This laboratory will give world-unique opportunities for clinical research and collaboration right in the heart of Gothenburg, says Rebecka Vilhelmsson, Coordinating Project Manager, Innovation Platform Region Västra Götaland.

SahlBEC Lab is planned to be completed in October 2021 with an opening ceremony during the fall. The lab will help enable pioneering research and innovation related to medtech solutions in areas such as neuroscience, oncology, trauma, cardiology and psychiatry.

– The name perfectly sums up what the lab is all about. The SahlBEC Lab is located at Sahlgrenska, will involve state-of-the-art biomedical technologies, and is all about patient-near collaboration between researchers from healthcare, academia and companies, says Henrik Mindedal, Director of MedTech West.

Text: Jonas Löfvendahl

Facts SahlBEC Lab

✅ The construction of SahlBEC Lab has evolved on intitiative by the MedTech West (MTW) 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, 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, henrik.mindedal@medtechwest.se, +46 708 888 445.