The funding is part of an Innovative Training Network where SpectraCure participates and is awarded through the EU cooperation for research support program, Horizon 2020, and covers the employment of a young researcher (so-called Early Stage Researcher) for four years. The network consists of universities and companies in the EU countries with the theme of the use of laser technology and photonics in medical research.
– The employment of the Early Stage Researcher that is being funded by the EU is a welcoming addition to our already intensive development of IDOSE technology for prostate cancer treatment, and eventually other types of cancer e. g. breast cancer. In addition, it is a confirmation that our research is of high class. This type of grant is awarded in strong competition and is prestigious, says SpectraCure’s CTO Johannes Swartling.
The process of recruiting a researcher will begin immediately. The researcher will be enrolled as a doctoral student at Lund University, but most of the work will be performed at SpectraCure. The purpose is also for an exchange between the universities and the other companies within the network. Privacy and IP rights are governed by an agreement between the parties before the project starts.