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North-East Innovative Regional Cluster for Structural and Molecular Imaging (IMAGO-MOL)
Imago-Mol Cluster

Romania: North-East (Romania)
Alina Capitanu
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Overview

About us

IMAGO-MOL Cluster mission is to support the competitiveness development of the structural and functional molecular imaging sector in North East Region

Scientific objectives:

·                     The cluster aims to initiate and develop fundamental and applied medical studies, in vivo and in vitro. The studies will track physiological and pathological medical aspects through methods  of molecular imaging, functional (eg. scintigraphy) and structural, with proper resolution (X-ray CT, MRI, ultrasound etc.).

·                     The cluster aims to develop a platform for molecular and structural medical imaging competitive in the context of medical imaging on nationally and internationally level.

Established - 07 September 2012
Staff in the management team - 6-10

Cluster composition

  • 41
    Cluster Members
  • 22
    SME's
  • 3
    Number of start-ups among SME's
  • 0
    Large Companies
  • 8
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 1
    Number of civil society members
  • 10
    Other Ecosystem Actors

The IMAGO- MOL cluster developed a project that had as research theme the creation of a database of unique medical data (USMED) for all medical units part of the system. A unique database was created by integrating all PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication Systems) available from all hospitals. Medical data is stored in local PACS and in the moment that a patient comes to a medical unit that is integrated into the system, a request is made into the system to collect all data specific to that patient. All PACS containing data of that patient will send these data to the local PACS where the current doctor can analyze them in order to establish the correct diagnostic.

 

The IMAGO-MOL Cluster project team developed also SurgeryAssist application that connects to USMED, downloads requested images and displays them on a screen in the operating room. This application includes the main functionalities of a DICOM viewer (zoom, annotation, rotate, split, etc.) most of them through voice command. In this way the surgeon can voice control the image display mode without pausing the surgery act.

Legal form of the cluster organisation
Non-Profit
Languages spoken
English French Romanian
Link to the team description on the cluster organisation website

Management team

Carmen Mihai
Cluster Manager
Vasile Fotea
Other
Alina Capitanu
Other
Cipriana Stefanescu
Other
Carmen Mihai
Cluster Manager
Radu Iliescu
Other
Puiu Serbescu
Other
Mihai Carmen
Cluster Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Human health and social work activities:Q86 Human health activities
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Scientific research and development:M7211 Research and experimental development on biotechnology
Cross-sectoral industries
Medical Devices
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Ecosystems:Health
Technology fields
B\: Performing operations; transporting:Nanotechnology
S3 EU priority areas
Digital transformation:Artificial intelligence, cognitive systems, augmented and virtual reality, visualisation, simulation, gamification & interaction technologies - Digital transformation:e-Health (e.g. healthy ageing) - Public health & security:Public health & well-being

Services

Support services provided

Access to finance: Public funding
Facilitation of collaboration between members (within the cluster)
Facilitation of external collaboration (beyond cluster) such as matchmaking
Communication
Support of Research, Development and Innovation

Further information

Fields of activity:

·                     Development of a platform in the molecular and structural medical imaging providers/stakeholders in the North East Region, including basic and applied medical studies that will follow the medical aspects of physiological and pathological molecular imaging methods.

·                     Research-developing activities for Medical Imaging domain and technologic transfer, with formative impact in universitary and post-universitary education, economic impact (SME development) and practical impact  (improving some disease diagnosis and treatment)

·                     Development of projects in partnership in order to obtain funds necessary for researching activities and technology transfer in the field of medical imaging.

Support training services for cluster managers/policy makers

Promotion of activities (eg. job fairs and exhibitions) - Support of knowledge sharing - Access to finance (to upskill/reskill)

Upskilling and reskilling expertise

Internationalisation - Funding - EU project development

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
H2020 Other

Name & description

Competiveness Operational Program 2007-2013, Support for integrating enterprises into supply chains or clusters

Project name

Institutional building and increasing the visibility of North-East Innovative Regional Cluster for Structural and Molecular Imaging - support framework for increasing the RDI  capacity of the members and SMEs competitiveness in the area - IMAGO MOL

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Colombia
Israel

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Belgium
France
Hungary
Spain
Italy

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

Further information

- Participation at Intra-European Cluster Matchmaking Event 2020, within the European Cluster Conference, 11- 12 November 2020

-  Virtual meetings follwed by cncluding partnership agreement with Health Medellin City Cluster, Colombia, September 2020

- Participation at C2C mission between IMAGO-MOL and Canceropole Cluster Lyon Auvergne Rhone-Alpes (CLARA), 20- 22 November 2019, Lyon, France 

- Participation at EU-Western Balkans Cluster Policy Learning and Matchmaking Event at Zagreb, Croatia between 22 and 23 November 2018;

-  Participation at Cluster 2 Cluster session in partnership with Pharmapolis Cluster from Hungary, at Debrecen, Hungary, on 22 November 2018

- Participation at Cluster Fact Finding, 16-21 May 2015 at Lyon, at the headquarters of France Association Cluster and Rhones-Alpes Regional Development Agency;

- Participation at the economic mission Innovative clusters: a solution for economic development of the North-East Region of Romania, Bruxelles, 7-8 May 2015;

- Organization of the study visit at the Pharmapolis Cluster headquarters, Debrecen, Hungary, 28 September – 1 October 2015;

- Participation at ITC Zone Utrecht Fair, Netherlands, March 2015;

- Participation at Warsaw International Healthcare Exhibition, Poland, 8-9 October 2015;

- Participation at the EuroVis Conference, Cagliari, 25-30 May 2015

Connection to cluster organisation(s)

Membership in cluster networks, meta clusters and national associations of clusters

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Latest news and documents

News Published: 04.04.2020
IMAGO-MOL Cluster solidarity campaign “We’re in this together! Supporting the medical staff to fight COVID-19”
News Published: 05.09.2018
IMAGO-MOL Cluster started a new project - Increasing excellence by developing the RDI Strategic Planning Documents "CEX – IMAG"