SINAPSE has developed strategic collaborations with a wide range of partners both national and international including pharmaceutical, imaging equipment and software companies.
We have a wide range of radiological expertise across the SINAPSE network, and also a well-established reputation for providing expert image interpretation for large multi-centre studies. We have access to key clinical data sets that may be used to validate research hypotheses or for testing image analysis software.
We have developed Quality Assurance protocols and software to assure the comparibility of images in multi-centre studies.
One of our key aims is to develop the next generation of imaging researchers. Industrial partnership is crucial in ensuring that research outcomes are translated into the industrial community as well as the healthcare environment.
We welcome companies to contact us to discuss partnership working opportunities including industrial placements and joint funded PhD studentships. Companies we have worked with include Pfizer, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems, Siemens Medical, GE Healthcare, ReNeuron, Vascular Flow Technologies, Optos, and IXICO.
Through the SINAPSE Seed Fund, PhD studentships on imaging-related research projects starting in 2016 have been funded in partnership with external organisations.
SINAPSE was awarded £300k from the Scottish Funding Council to develop training in specialist imaging skills both online and face-to-face. The development was called SPRING, and among other outcomes, it produced online eLearning modules designed to explain medical imaging to non-specialists, which are now freely available.
SINAPSE was awarded £1.12M from the Scottish Funding Council to lead on developments in Novel and Collaborative Approaches to Knowledge Exchange in Translational Imaging. The project was called SPIRIT, and it funded knowledge exchange with industry in the form of industrial PhD studentships, training seminars for industry and academia and staff exchanges.