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Novel and Collaborative Approaches to Knowledge Exchange in Translational Imaging

Scotland has a major unmet need in translational imaging expertise to support its substantial strengths in medical research, including drug discovery. The initial SINAPSE Pooling investment in neuroimaging research increased expertise at all levels, in MRI, PET/SPECT, radiochemistry and functional imaging, and established an exemplary PhD programme and Imaging Trans-Skills Course. Our developing industry collaborations indicate substantial need to develop more: radiochemists (develop new ligands); image analysis software developers (identify disease processes; quantify treatment response) and imagers to translate from bench to bedside. We will collaborate with SMEs, NHS, and Scottish-based international companies to address two of six Government priorities.

Acronym: 
SPIRIT
Funding body: 
SFC
Value: 
£2,249,194
Dates: 
1 September 2010 to 31 August 2013
Project members: 
Projects: 
Project Status: 
In progress