The M²OLIE Forschungscampus benefits not only from the access to the established infrastructure at the campus of the University Medical Centre Mannheim, but also from the new, state of the art research facilities that have been installed on campus during the preliminary phase of M²OLIE.

The Experimental Intervention environment

The heart of the research campus is the experimental intervention environment in the innovative start-up and competence centre for medical technology, CUBEX⁴¹. The intervention environment is equipped with an Artis zeego® system (Siemens Healthcare) as a central component for inline imaging in an experimental research environment. Other components of this experimental platform are the lightweight robot LBR med (KUKA Laboratories GmbH), for automated biopsy and brachytherapy and the hybrid operating table (MAQUET GmbH). In this way, technological developments can be directly evaluated by the clinical user. On the grounds of the University Medical Centre in Mannheim there are also other Artis zeego® systems in clinical intervention areas designed in parallel, so that a transfer of the research results will be significantly simplified in practice.

Initial setup of the experimental platform with robot and navigation system


The new Computed Tomography (CT) SOMATOM Force from Siemens Healthcare was unveiled to the world for the first time on 14 November, 2013, at the University hospital in Mannheim (UMM). The third generation of dual-source computed tomography (CT scanner with two radiation tubes and detectors) is much faster and more accurate in terms of diagnosis in clinical use at a greatly reduced radiation dose.

  • First worldwide installation 09/2013
  • Dual source of third generation
  • Tube A: Up to 150 kV voltage with Sn filter
  • Tube B: Up to 150 kV voltage with Sn filter, 35 cm FoV
  • 6 cm detector width
  • 2 x 192 detector rows
  • Up to 0.25 s rotation time, 63 ms time resolution
  • Up to 80 cm/s table feed (pitch = 3.4)
  • ECG triggering
  • 80 cm 4D imaging

Bruker Preclinical Imaging Reference Centre

The Bruker Preclinical Imaging Reference Centre enables preclinical imaging with the three devices Albira®, Icon® and Xtreme® from the company Bruker BioSpin MRI GmbH.


Albira has been specially developed for preclinical research and combines PET, SPECT and CT imaging in one device.

  • Single crystal PET detection technology
  • Very high resolution and image quality
  • Rapid multimodal imaging and reconstruction
  • Options for quantification and dynamic analysis
  • Automatic image fusion and complete MR compatibility

Link: further information


ICON™ is an easy-to-use 1 Tesla benchtop MRI scanner for the examination of small rodents such as rats and mice.

  • Benchtop MRI scanner
  • Cryogen-free, permanent magnet
  • Maintenance-free operation
  • Low operating costs

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In-Vivo Xtreme®

In-Vivo Xtreme® provides the ultimate combination of sensitivity, speed and flexibility so that it can work on challenging issues through a wide range of applications of molecular imaging.

  • Fluorescence
  • Bioluminescence
  • X-ray
  • Radioisotopes
  • Cherenkov
  • RGB white light

Link: further information


CUBEX⁴¹ lives. It is an organisation with clearly structured areas and units. They have everything they need for their vitality. Furthermore, the proximity of the areas to each other allows for a rapid and efficient exchange of information. Or as we now say in Germany: Networking. This includes the special location of CUBEX⁴¹ on the campus of the University Medical Centre in Mannheim which has pedestrian access to medical research and patient care, as well as the Institute for Medical Technology of the Mannheim Medical Faculty and the Mannheim University of Applied Sciences. Start-ups and SMEs in the field of medical technology will especially benefit from the proximity to the Fraunhofer PAMB, which is also housed in CUBEX⁴¹, and thus also to the M²OLIE joint project. This allows information and ideas to be exchanged with established experts.