Siemens' Reinhardt awarded International Neurobionics Foundation prize
5 March 2007
Erich Reinhardt, member of the Managing Board of Siemens
AG and president and CEO of Siemens Medical Solutions, has been awarded the
International Neurobionics Award 2006 by the International Neurobionics
The award, which includes a cash prize of €25,000,
is for his work in medical imaging. Erich Reinhardt has said he would like
to promote young scientists with his prize money.
The modern science of
neurobionics connects neurosciences, biology and applied medical engineering
to develop new medical procedures that re-establish destroyed nerve paths or
nerve contacts after illnesses or accidents. The International Neurobionics
Foundation provides financial and conceptual support to projects that help
people who are blind, deaf or paralyzed to fully or partially regain their
lost sense or mobility through the use of modern microchip implantation.
The foundation promotes groundbreaking work in the interdisciplinary
field of neurobionics. Since 1998, it has also awarded outstanding pioneers
and personalities of the various neurobionic disciplines with the
International Neurobionics Award in the area of biomedical research and
technology that serve for rehabilitation, implementation or restoration of
Erich R. Reinhardt has been honoured with the
international award for his efforts in the area of imaging methods.
According to Madjid Samii, President of the Senate of the International
Neurobionics Foundation, without these activities the extraordinary recent
successes in neurosurgery would not have been possible. Reinhardt accepted
the award on behalf of Siemens Medical Solutions' work: "I am very happy
about this award. It shows me that we are not only facilitating
high-quality, patient-oriented medical care but also fostering research for
future generations,” he said.