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New centre for human and veterinary diagnoses

Friday 13 Apr 18
by Tom Nervil


Kristian Møller
Head of Department
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DTU sets up a new centre for diagnostics which will act as a hub in a network of research, business, and communication.

DTU’s newest centre, Centre for Diagnostics DTU, will focus on veterinary diagnostics, but the human area will also form a central part of the centre’s research, business, and communication.

“We’ll initially focus on expanding and further developing the existing business, but it’s also the intention to convert the latest technological research into future diagnostic solutions,” says Head of Department of DTU Vet, Kristian Møller, who also heads the centre.

The centre will—among other areas—focus on cooperation with the agricultural sector, so that valuable knowledge and data can continue to provide a basis for the future veterinary work. It is also the plan to maintain and develop the methods of analysis currently used.

The intention is to expand the cooperation with other DTU departments engaged in various types of diagnostics.

“We’ve already entered into agreements with several research groups working with diagnostics development,” says Kristian Møller, who sees a great potential in strengthened collaboration in this field.
According to Provost Rasmus Larsen, the purpose of the Centre for Diagnostics DTU is, in fact, to ensure that solutions are developed across different research areas, institutions, and national borders.

“The new centre forms part of DTU’s commitment to life science and bioengineering. This is a growth area, and it makes good sense to establish a competence centre for diagnostics at DTU,” he says, and continues:

“We wish to maintain the competence that has been built up at DTU Vet over many years. By establishing the centre, we create value from the latest reprioritizations with high expectations for growth and synergy in research, education, and innovation at DTU.”

The life science research environments at DTU comprise 14 departments and centres which either specialize in life science research or have life science research as one of their main areas. All 14 departments and centres cooperate closely with companies

Facts about DTU’s diagnostics

Approximately one million analyses—distributed on 150 different tests—are performed annually by DTU’s diagnostics.

91 per cent of the diagnostic customers are satisfied with the quality (Source: Customer satisfaction analysis, November 2017)