CERIMED had to integrate all the infrastructures enabling it to reach its objectives on the same site. To respond besides to its mission of education and training, and to have closely linked relations with industry with the permanent concern of valuation and technological updating, CERIMED is implanted in immediate proximity to the University hospitals, the main teaching structures (Univerities and Engineering chools) and a scientific industrial park.
The implantation on the site of the University hospital of La Timone,in close relation with the Château-Gombert Technopole, is justified by the attractivity that Marseilles represents on the European level, as well as by the excellence of its numerous medical infrastructures, research institutions, large teaching and industrial centres, of the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur region and the nearby Rhône-Alpes region.
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The CERIMED operation benefits from financial resources of the Contrat de Projet Etat/Région (C.P.E.R.) 2007-2013 (Contract of State/Region Project).
Implanted on the Health Campus Timone in Marseilles, the building with a 2600 sqm surface on 3 floors, will have direct access to the imaging pole and clinical services of the University hospitals of AP-HM.
On June 25th 2009, the company Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA), repreented by its CEO Mr Stefano Buono, signed a convention with the former Université de la Méditerranée (now known as Aix-Marseille University) represented by its president Pr Yvon Berland, for the installation, use and maintenance of 2 cyclotrons (one dedicated to production, the other for R&D) as well as 3 radiopharmaceutical laboratories in CERIMED.
AAA, which will develop a new commercial production site of radiotracers destined for France and neighbouring countries, has thus become one of the priviledged partners of CERIMED as regards its implication in R&D.
Having started in May 2011, the building work of CERIMED have lasted for one year and is expected to be delivered in November 2012.(See articles and media coverga below).
In order to realize its ambitious program with maximum efficiency, CERIMED is organized in 5 departments, well-articulated between them as regards the management of the centre, enabling it to federate all the actors concerned and to harmonize their action despite different cultural backgrounds.
These departments cover the following activities :
- technological departments in imaging (Technological Department);
- development and production of specific radiotracers (Radiopharmaceutical Department);
- diagnosis, therapeutic follow-up, research and clinical validation (Clinical Department);
- preclinical validation (Preclinical Department);
- teaching/training, industrial relations and valuation (Tertiary Department).
- Advanced Accelerator Applications
- Vidéo de présentation du projet CERIMED (TéléAMU, 2009) – Voir sur le site d’origine + informations et crédits
- Press release by Aix-Marseille University (17/11/2011) and newspaper “La Marseillaise” post (24/11/2011) :
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- Building site unveiled – video on AMU-TV :
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