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October 16th, 2007

Germany's 900m euro molecular imaging drive

Abstract:
Five German companies and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) are to spend almost a billion euros in an effort to strengthen the nation's international competitiveness in molecular imaging, which will require a large dose of nanotechnology research.

Executives from Siemens, Bayer-Schering Pharma, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma, optical firm Carl Zeiss, and medical instruments company Karl Storz, joined Annette Schavan, Germany's research minister, on 9 October in Berlin to announce the programme. The firms have pledged to spend 750 million euros of new money over the next 10 years on molecular imaging research, with the ministry chipping in an additional 150 million euros during the next six years.

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