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MedAustron (TBA)
Identification
Hosting Legal Entity
PEG MedAustron Gesellschaft mbH
Location
Marie Curie-Strasse 5, Wiener Neustadt, PO: 2700 (Austria)
Structure
Type Of RI
Single-sited
Coordinating Country
Austria
Status
Status
Current Status:
Under construction since 2011
Timeline
Operational since 2016
Scientific Description
MedAustron is a centre designed for ion-beam therapy and non-clinical research. Therefore the objectives are the treatment of cancer patients and the availability for performing non-clinical research experiments.After the centre’s completion in 2015, it will be possible to treat up to 1400 patients annually using protons and carbon ion radiation. Currently only three centres worldwide offer these two radiation treatment options at the same location.MedAustron is owned by the province of Lower Austria and has been partly funded by the republic of Austria, the province of Lower Austria and the city of Wiener Neustadt. Currently, the facility is under construction and should be available for research purposes in the beginning of 2016. A board will be established which will decide on the research proposals and the corresponding beam times. The detailed procedure will be finalised in the upcoming years.

RI Keywords
Irradiation facility, Ion-beam
Classifications
RI Category
Translational Research Centres
Analytical Facilities
High Energy Physics Facilities
Safety Handling facilities
Biomedical Imaging Facilities
Clinical Research Centres
Nuclear Research Facilities
Materials Synthesis or Testing Facilities
Extreme Conditions Facilities
Bio-informatics Facilities
Cell Culture Facilities
Space Environment Test Facilities
Scientific Domain
Biological and Medical Sciences
Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mathematics
Chemistry and Material Sciences
Services
Access

Access to ion beams such as protons and carbon ions.

Equipment
Laboratories

Irradiation room with horizontal beam line, local control room, cooling down room, dosimetry and software laboratory, main laboratory for radiation biology, cell culture and chemical laboratory, storage rooms.

Date of last update: 10/03/2017
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