Silesian Park of Medical Technology Kardio-Med Silesia in Zabrze (KMS) is a modern scientific research centre established in 2015. Its well-equipped infrastructure, meeting highest European standards, allows on conducting innovative scientific-research projects and development of the novel technologies in field of medicine and biotechnology.
KMS team forms interdisciplinary group of experts in nanotechnology, biotechnology, cardiac surgery, cardiology, invasive cardiology, diabetology, civilization and environmental disease, public health, health technology assessments, IT, digital health (telemedicine, e-health, m-health), project management. The Park collaborates closely with leading Polish and foreign clinical, research and academic centers, among others: Silesian Center for Heart Diseases in Zabrze (SCCS), Medical University of Silesia in Katowice (SUM), Foundation for Cardiac Surgery Development (FRK), Institute of Medical Technology and Equipment (ITAM), Jagiellonian University – Collegium Medicum (UJ-CM), Medical University of Gdańsk (GUMED), Medical University of Warsaw (MUW), Department of Urology in Freiburg in Germany, University in Saskatchewan in Canada. Kardio-Med Silesia also cooperates strictly with large business partners on certified medical devices (CE) as Balton, Abbott (St. Jude), Medtronic, Biotronik, Boston, Mediquard, Adamed Pharma, Asseco Poland, Comarch Group, Philips, Wasko Group and med-tech startups. The interest of the latter resulted in launching in January 2020 within KMS its new initative – „Silesian Medical Innovation Startup Valley”.
Vast scope of KMS activity includes organization and co-organization of national and International scientific meetings (eg. International Conference on Cardiology in Zabrze, annual congress of Polish Cardiac Society in Katowice). KMS is also the leader and main organizer of MedTrends – annual European Forum for Modern Health Care (its 5th edition was held on December 5th, 2019), one of the first med-tech conferences in Poland, aiming to establish a common base for evidence-based med-tech projects.
KMS organizes also skill training courses and workshops (eg. pacemaker implantation workshops, trainings using big animal model), co-financed by the European Social Fund for professionals in the field of cardiovascular and endovascular medicine.
KMS has conducted so far 16 R&D projects in the field of medicine (cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, diabetology, medicine of the elderly), biotechnology, digital health (telemedicine, e-health, mhealth) Its research facility allows on conducting pre-clinical and clinical trials. Silesian Medical Technology Park have also experience in implementing Horizon 2020 Programs (MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE ACTIONS, 2020-2022).
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