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Production and sales of a medical device for early detection of breast cancer, with high resolution and sensitivity and a competitive price.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Oeiras, PT-11, Portugal
  • Currency EUR
  • Founded February 2008
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

PETsys is in position to offer PET scanners for breast cancer detection with significantly better performance and at competitive price relative to the competition. The medical community agrees that early detection leads to very high cure rate. This projects aims to bring our PET breast scanners and PET modules to the market place. Main customers will be Hospitals. The exit strategy is to sell the company to the big or medium sized industry


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    Vasco Manuel Coelho dos Santos Varela

    - Executive director of an International Program (2006-2012), 150 M€ budget
    - Director of TAGUSPARK, 1992-2007 (investment over 100 M€)
    - Member of the International Board of IASP (2004-2006);
    - CEO of SUN Microsystems, Inc.´s local distributor (1988 to 1992) and Board Member of several IT companies with active technology transfer operations (1992-2007)

    Academic B.:
    - AESE, 1994, PDE
    - IST, 1984, Eq. Master
    - IST, 1980, Electrical Engin

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    João Manuel Coelho dos Santos Varela

    Senior scientist at CERN and also Project Director of the PET-Mammography consortium (2003-2013).
    Professor of Physics at IST (1984-2013)
    Co-director of LIP (1986-93)
    In 2012-13 is Deputy Spokesperson (leader) of the CMS collaboration (3500 scientists from 180 universities).

    Academic Backgr.:
    - IST, 1990, Habilitation in physics
    - Ecole Polytechnique and University Paris XI, 1984, PhD in high-energy physics
    - IST, 1974, Electrical Engin

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    Stefaan Tavernier
    Member of the Board

    Over 45 years of academic/research in nuclear instrumentation (Belgium & CERN)
    - Full professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) 2000-13
    - Research director at National Fund for Scientific Research (Belgium) 1989-2000

    Academic Backg.:
    - VUB, 1984, "Habilitation",
    - VUB, 1973, Ph.D. in Exprimental particle physics
    - Faculté Sciences Paris, 1968, "Diplôme de docteur de troisième cycle"
    - University Ghent, 1965, "Licencié" (Master) in

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    Pedro Almeida
    Member of the Board

    Over 15 years in R&D projects with high market value.
    University Professor.
    - Responsible Physicist at Nuclear Medicine Department (G.O. Hospital, 1999, and Quadrantes – Cl. Médica e Diagnóstico, since 2000), and Consultant (Phillips, Santa Cruz Hospital).

    Academic Backg.:
    - Paris University, 1999, Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering
    - Lisbon University, 1994, Master in Biophysics
    - Lisbon University, 1992, Degree (Licenciatura) in Applied Ph


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    J. P. CRUZ (advogado utilizado para o registo das Patentes)
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    Cassiano Barata