The CERIMED project (European Center for Research in Medical Imaging) is now well advanced. Work has started and the first stone has been officially laid.
CERIMED will allow a multidisciplinary team (physicists, physicians, radiologists, technicians, researchers …) to work in synergy around medical imaging. It aims to develop innovative tools to better diagnose and treat patients. Building delivery expected for late 2012.
The center is located between La Timone Hospital (Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Marseille, AP-HM) and research labs on the Health Campus of Aix-Marseille University (including Neurosciences, Oncology, Cardiovascular Pathophysiology). The building of 3648 sqm will have direct access to the clinical departments and the imaging center of the AP-HM. Didier Rogeon’s architectural project has previously been selected (Marseille Aménagement).
The creation of CERIMED is funded by the State/Region Project Contract (CPER) 2007-2013.
The project is part of the cluster “OPTITEC: complex optical and imaging systems”, and is integrated with the “Canceropole PACA Axis VI : Technology Research” .
CERIMED building is sponsored by :
- City council of Marseilles: 4 million euros
- Conseil Régional PACA: 3 million euros
- General Council: 2.5 million euros
- FEDER (Europe): 1.6 million euros
- State: 500 000 euros
- Press release by Aix-Marseille University (17/11/2011) and newspaper “La Marseillaise” post (24/11/2011) :
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- Video on AMU-TV :
- Cerimed building’s Flickr photostream : [AFG_gallery id=’2′]