Brno University of Technology Joins the Strategic Partners of FNUSA-ICRC
An agreement signed between the Brno University of Technology (BUT) and St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno (FNUSA) on scientific and research cooperation within the International Clinical Research Center (ICRC) project is an important step towards fulfilling the project’s far-reaching goals.
Leading specialists from BUT and FNUSA-ICRC will join forces to develop new methods, techniques, and technologies, especially in the fields of cardiological and neurological research. The aim is to better understand human biological processes, as this will enable earlier and more accurate diagnoses and subsequently an increased quality of life for the sick through more focused therapy. "I consider our cooperation to be one of the most important catalysts for further qualitative development of biomedical technologies. The joint utilization of the research capacities of both the Brno University of Technology and St. Anne’s University Hospital in Brno will foster synergetic research activities that will lead to the improvement of existing diagnostic methods and to the development of completely new ones. This will definitely result in more effective medical care," says Karel Rais, CSc., MBA, Rector of the Brno University of Technology.
The creation of a complementary research infrastructure, similar to that which has long existed between St. Anne’s University Hospital and Mayo Clinic, is of key importance. "Only under these conditions it is possible to transfer the results of research into clinical practice, with the view of helping patients in the shortest time possible. Our strategic partnership with BUT will lead to the development of projects in the areas of academic and industrial research focused not only on biomedical engineering but also on a range of other disciplines, such as nanotechnologies, information technologies, and so on," says Petr Koška, MBA, Director of St. Anne’s University Hospital.
BUT, founded in 1899, ranks among the top three percent of the world’s best universities that are building research centers with the aim of expanding and maintaining leading positions in the field of research and development on the international scale. BUT has eight faculties (schools) and three university institutes, and currently has more than 24,000 students. BUT has received the prestigious ECTS certificate and DS Label from the European Union as an appreciation of the quality of tertiary-education institution. Only two other technical universities in the Czech Republic have received the ECTS certificate so far.
St. Anne’s University Hospital in Brno provides basic, specialized, and highly-specialized diagnostic, therapeutic, and nursing care. St. Anne’s has 31 specialized departments and 964 hospital beds. It employs 2,740 people. Nearly 28,000 patients were hospitalized at St. Anne’s in 2010.
St. Anne's units are educational centers of the Masaryk University Faculty (School) of Medicine and participate in medical and non-medical healthcare courses on pre-graduate and post-graduate levels. They also carry out research and development activities and clinical studies of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. St. Anne’s has prepared a unique scientific and research project known by the acronym FNUSA-ICRC (St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno - International Clinical Research Center).
For further information please contact:
Brno University of Technology - press spokesperson Dr. Jitka Vanýsková
phone: (+420) 541 145 503 / mobile: (+420) 604 229 509 / e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno - press spokesperson Mgr. Šárka Urbánková
phone: (+420) 54318 2003 / mobile: (+420) 721 903 073 / e-mail: email@example.com
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