Semmelweis U, Ministry, Novartis Hungária sign coop agreement
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Hungary's top medical school Semmelweis University, the Innovation and Technology Ministry, and Novartis Hungaria signed a cooperation agreement with the aim to promote innovation in Hungary's public healthcare sector, the university said on Monday, according to a report by state news wire MTI.
The agreement was signed by state secretary László György on behalf of the ministry, Béla Merkely, the university's rector, and Matt Zeller, managing director of Novartis Hungaria.
As a first pillar, the signatories want to increase access to clinical research at the university and the role of technological-digital innovations in clinical research.
In the second pillar, the signatories aim to ensure Hungary's leading role in cell and gene therapies.
As one of Europe's leading gene therapy centers, the university is helping to launch a national pilot program for neonatal screening of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). In addition, in the field of ophthalmology, screening for hereditary retinal diseases is being extended.
The third pillar of the cooperation is a cardiovascular public health program affecting 50,000 people, using innovative data analysis and artificial intelligence solutions.
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