- research put into practice in healthcare and industry
The Öresund region is one of the most dynamic regions in Europe. Highly specialised healthcare, medical engineering industry and successful research and science parks can be found in our immediate neighbourhood. The conditions are therefore optimal for developing, commercialising and applying the knowledge and ideas that our researchers develop.
Lund University is behind a large number of significant medical discoveries that have led to improved treatments methods, new drugs and better diagnostics. In a number of cases the findings have resulted in the establishment of biomedical companies.
Here are just a few examples of innovations from the Faculty of Medicine:
Possible innovations for the future
New diagnostics and treatment of preeclampsia
Researcher: Stefan Hansson and Bo Åkerström
CAN04 – special antibodies to fight cancer cells. Possible new cancer treatment.
Researchers: Thoas Fioretos and Marcus Järås
Established in Sweden and internationally
Test for risk of blood clots, known as APC resistance
Now used around the world to assess the risk of thrombosis.
Researcher: Björn Dahlbäck, 1990s
The Lund model for treatment of head injuries
With the help of this model, mortality among patients with serious head injuries has fallen from 30-40 per cent to 10-15 per cent. The Lund model is today the dominant method in Sweden and is increasingly being used internationally as well.
Researchers: Per-Olof Grände and Carl-Henrik Nordström, 1990s
Well-known and well-established
The artificial kidney, the dialysis machine
Researcher: Nils Alwall, Gambro, 1960s
Medical use of ultrasound
Researchers: Hellmuth Hertz and Inge Edler, 1960s