Cleveland Clinic and Canon Inc. have announced intentions to form a strategic research partnership to develop innovative imaging and healthcare IT technologies aimed at improving diagnosis, care and outcomes for patients.
The two organizations expect to establish a comprehensive imaging research center. The center will potentially include shared workspace in an existing building in Cleveland’s Fairfax neighborhood, adjacent to Cleveland Clinic’s main campus.
The initiative brings together a cross-institutional team of clinician scientists, researchers and engineers to pioneer state-of-the-art imaging technologies. Joint research projects will focus on cardiology, neurology and musculoskeletal medicine, and will have three major components – pre-clinical imaging, human imaging and image analysis. It will also enable local and global research collaborations.
“This unique collaboration leverages Cleveland Clinic’s expertise in biomedical research and clinical care with Canon’s global leadership in imaging innovation and precision manufacturing,” said Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., Cleveland Clinic CEO and President, and holder of the Morton L. Mandel CEO Chair. “By combining our strengths, we aim to create breakthroughs in imaging and work together to rapidly translate these innovations to improve patient care.”
“Under Canon’s ‘Made for Life’ philosophy, we are dedicated to improving the wellbeing of patients everywhere through our innovations in technology,” said Toshio Takiguchi, Senior Managing Executive Officer, Head of Medical Group, Canon Inc. “This collaboration with Cleveland Clinic allows us to use our mutual strengths to enable a future that delivers on this promise.”
The center will be part of the Cleveland Innovation District, a more than $500 million public-private partnership that brings the State of Ohio and JobsOhio together with Cleveland’s healthcare and higher education institutions to accelerate research, create jobs and educate the workforce of the future. The potential synergy with the Cleveland Innovation District was one factor which attracted Canon to launch its new U.S. healthcare subsidiary, Canon Healthcare USA, Inc., in Cleveland in February 2023.
Cleveland Clinic: Alicia Reale, 216-408-7444, Realeca@ccf.org
Canon Inc.: Public Relations Div., email@example.com