The Intervention Centre is a clinical and technological research and development department for minimally invasive and image guided diagnostics and therapy. The Intervention Centre is a common toolbox for all departments at Oslo University Hospital, and also for other hospitals. The Centre collaborates with regional, nation and international partners.
The Centre has seven sections; Section for Clinical Research, Section for Radiology Research, Section for Anaesthesia Research, Section for Medical Cybernetics and Image Processing, Section for Information and Communication Technology, Section for Method Development and Industry Collaboration, and Section for Patient Treatment. Section for Method Development and Industry Collaboration leads a test facility at The Intervention Centre.
The test facility is a formal partner handling assignment studies involving Oslo University Hospital and privately owned industrial companies. The test facility can deliver a broad spectrum of services the cover the innovation process from evaluation and testing in the idea stage to clinical trials. The Intervention Centre has over 20 years’ experience in development and innovation within the clinical domain and the technology domain. The Centre has established an infrastructure dedicated for controlled experiments requiring simulation and technology development or involves preclinical or human trials. The staff at The Intervention Centre consists of multi-professional experts within medicine and technology.
Contracts and economy in assignment studies in the test facility is handled by Inven2 which is the TTO (Technology Transfer Office) at the hospital.