February 22, 2013

World’s first muscle and nerve controlled arm prosthesis

For the first time a surgical team at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, led by Dr Rickard Brånemark, conducted an operation where electrodes have been permanently implanted in nerves and muscles of an amputee to directly control an arm prosthesis. The result allows natural control of an advanced robotic prosthesis, similarly to the motions of a natural limb.

February 1, 2013

Interesting meetings during visit at Arab Health in Dubai

During the exhibition, we had the pleasure of meeting and discussing with representatives of healthcare companies, universities, hospitals and authorities from different parts of the world. We also had a number of visits from Emirati doctors who have had their specialist training at Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Several interesting meetings were also held, for example with Dr Amin Amiri from the Ministry of Health and Dr Khalil Qayed and Dr Mohamed Nasaif from Dubai Health Authority.

Max Bjuhr, Swedens Ambassador in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates and Gunnar Oom, State Secretary to Minister of Trade Ewa Björling, at the inauguration of the Swedish pavilion at Arab Health 2013.

It has been very instructive and encouraging for us to hear about the interest for Swedish quality healthcare and education from the Middle East region. We are now looking forward to evaluate our activities at the exhibition and to take the next step towards new international projects and collaborations.

Dr. Khalid I. Khoshhal from the Taibah University of Medical Science and Jenny Lundgren, coordinator, during a meeting in the Swedish pavilion at Arab Health 2013.
January 31, 2013

Sahlgrenska I.C. Exhibits at Arab Health 2013

Marika Qvist, CEO (right), represents Sahlgrenska I.C. in the Swedish pavilion at Arab Health 2013

January 28-31, Sahlgrenska I.C. participates in the Swedish pavilion at the Arab Health Exhibition in Dubai. The pavilion is hosted by Business Sweden under the cooperative brand of Symbiocare. Arab Health hosts approximately 3 500 exhibitors and about 83 000 visitors during four days. The exhibition is a great opportunity to establish and maintain relations in the Middle East market.

December 17, 2012

Busy delegation trip to India comes to an end

Jenny Lundgren, coordinator (middle) and Marika Qvist, CEO (right), represents Sahlgrenska I.C. during a visit to Indian Spinal Injuries Centre in New Delhi

The Swedish delegation trip to India has come to an end.  Sahlgrenska I.C. look forward to take part in future cooperations between the State Government of Andra Pradesh and Region Västra Götaland, that may come as a result of the Letter of Intent signed by the two. The delegation  also performed a number of meetings and study visits at both public and private hospitals and institutions, such as K.C. General Hospital, Nizam’s and Narayana Hrudulaya in Bangalore, Apollo, Quintiles and Kamineni Hospital in Hyderabad as well as Indian Spinal Injuries Centre and Fortis in New Delhi.

The discussions have been very informative and fruitful thanks to the contribution of a great number of interesting, generous and openminded people from the healthcare sector in India.

December 13, 2012

Region Västra Götaland and Andra Pradesh signs Letter of Intent

Alongside Sahlgrenska I.C. and Region Västra Götaland, the Swedish Embassy in New Delhi, the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs and Swecare also participates in the Swedish delegation trip to India. The governmental Memorandum of Understanding between Sweden and India from 2009 has been followed up by a regional agreement, with the signing of a Letter of Intent between Region Västra Götaland and the state of Andhra Pradesh.

The aim is to facilitate and strengthen the opportunities for collaboration between different stakeholders within these regions. Swecare, who represents the interest of the private sector during this trip to Delhi, Hyderabad and Bangalore, has posted more information and pictures on their blog (in Swedish).

December 10, 2012

Sahlgrenska I.C. part of India delegation

Region Västra Götaland represented by Sahlgrenska International Care, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothia Forum, Business Region Göteborg and the Unit for International Coordination is on a delegation visit to India focusing on collaboration within life science. During the trip to India, the Region Västra Götaland delegation will visit the Regional governments of Karnataka, Andra Pradesh and Delhi with the aim to discuss and evaluate opportunities for future collaboration, business and exchange.

October 18, 2012

Official delegation from Turkey visited Sahlgrenska I.C.

On October 10, Sahlgrenska I.C. received a large delegation from Turkey representing the Health Tourism Business Council in association with the Turkish Ministry of Economy. The council is operating under the umbrella of Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey.

The main aim of the visit was to present our organizations and to discuss collaboration in the healthcare sector and possible cooperation opportunities between our countries’ health communities. The organization Skåne Care from Region Skåne was invited and participated in the meeting.

September 27, 2012

Massive interest in mother-to-daughter uterus transplants

One week has passed since the world’s first mother-to-daughter uterus transplant was performed at Sahlgrenska University Hospital. It was a result of research financed by and carried out at the University of Gothenburg, who has also published a video about the research project. The worldwide media coverage of this event has been massive.

In Sweden alone between 2 000 and 3 000 women of childbearing age cannot have children because they lack a uterus. For more information about the project and the results for patients and doctors involved so far, please visit BBC (in English) or CNN (Arabic), both of which have been reporting during the week, as well as the Sahlgrenska Academy.

Organ transplants is one of three Centers of Excellence that Sahlgrenska I.C. and Sahlgrenska University Hospital has decided to highlight on an international market. Visit Our Cooperations for more information.

September 17, 2012

Apply for specialist training program in Medicine

Sahlgrenska I.C. can now offer one position each within the following areas:

  • Anaesthesiology and Intensive care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Please visit How to apply for more information.

July 3, 2012

Brånemark now associate professor

Dr. Rickard Brånemark, director of the Centre of Orthopedic Osseointegration (COO) at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, has been announced associate professor in Orthopaedic surgery at the Sahlgrenska Academy at Gothenburg University.

Click here to read about the benefits of using osseointegrated prostheses and here to read more and watch an interview (in Swedish) with Dr. Brånemark regarding the nomination.


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