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Finnish University to acquire pre-clinical imaging system from Gamma Medica

15 June 2005

Northridge, Calif, USA. The University of Kuopio, Finland, has ordered a Gamma Medica FLEX pre-clinical imaging system from Gamma Medica.

The dual modality SPECT/CT system, to be delivered this summer will be housed in the University's Department of Biomedical Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), which is part of the A.I. Virtanen Institute (AIVI) for Molecular Sciences. AIVI is one of six biocenters in Finland.

Juhana Hakumaki, M.D., Ph.D., head of the Department of Biomedical NMR, said, "We have many projects planned for our new FLEX system, including imaging of tumor-targeted and CNS-targeted peptides and gene therapy in vivo. The FLEX system with its SPECT and CT modalities will perfectly complement our existing pre-clinical MRI systems, creating the first multimodal pre-clinical imaging facility in Scandinavia."

"The University of Kuopio is one of the leading research institutions in molecular medicine and gene therapy in Europe," said David Wilk, Gamma Medica's Senior Vice President of Sales. "We're pleased to bring Dr. Hakumaki and his colleagues an imaging system that will help keep the University and the A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences at the forefront of medical research."


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