Inventing technology for the healthcare of tomorrow


Our vision is to make a difference in healthcare by translating advances in science and technology for the benefit of all

Technology has become an integral part of modern medicine. Solving methodological and technical challenges in medical diagnosis and therapy is our mission, with the ultimate goal of improving quality of life in each individual.

As such, we

  • develop advanced technologies for future medical diagnosis and therapies,
  • investigate their physical principles and physiological mechanisms,
  • push the frontiers in multi-disciplinary and translational research,
  • provide continuous high-level education and advanced training,
  • collaborate with national and international academic and industrial institutions, and
  • provide a hub for innovation within the Medical University of Vienna and beyond, while
  • consciously utilizing available resources.



Dr. Sepideh Hatamikia has been awarded an assistant professor position at Danube Private University (DPU), Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. A new research group "Cancer Research" is being established at the DPU, which will initially..


The European Society for Artificial Organs (ESAO) honored  Dr. Christoph Gross for his Doctoral Thesis „Non-invasive diagnostic tools to optimize therapy in patients with implantable left ventricular assist devices". Christoph did finish..


The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) honored Thomas Schlöglhofer during the 41st Annual ISHLT Meeting & Scientific Sessions with the Nursing and Allied Health Professional Community Award for..


Shiyu Deng and Richard Haindl et al from the Leitgeb/Drexler Group have got their newest work on optical coherence photoacoustic microscopy featured in the September issue of APL Photonics (IF: 5.762) Check out the paper online here.


The article by Abigail J. Deloria and Richard Haindl et al on OCT imaging of organoids has been selected to be on the cover page of the current issue of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Imaging. This is the first demonstration of OCT imaging for..


An international forum on the challenges of the pandemic and its effects on our society – from pandemics in history to social, societal, political, and economic aspects of social and mental distancing.


Maria Vasileiadi has been awarded The DOC Fellowship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences for her work on “Individualized presurgical language mapping through concurrent TMS/fMRI innovations.” Click here for more information about the fMRI-lab.


René Werkmeister is now guest editor of the special issue “Advanced Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) in Ophthalmology” in the journal Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417).


As a pioneer in multimodal photoacoustic and OCT imaging, the Leitgeb/Drexler Group contributes 2 of the top 10 papers to Biomedical Optics Express in the category Multimodal and Other Imaging Techniques for this journal's 10th anniversary. In..


The REAP consortium (including CMPBME) received EU grant to reveal drug tolerant persister cells in breast cancer both in vitro and in vivo in a mouse model using contrast enhanced multimodal optical imaging. We are proud too to share our first peer..

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