Consortium Partners

msGUIDE is by definition a highly interdisciplinary project that requires synergy between engineering, optics, physics (provided by HelmholtzMunich, EMC and Statice), chemistry, pharmacology, and medicine (provided by UMCG). The consortium consists of world-renowned scientists with expertise that spans throughout the compulsory disciplines.

HelmholtzMunich and EMC have a longstanding expertise in developing and characterizing FMI systems and with UMCG drives the clinical translation of Fluorescence Molecular Imaging for guided surgery at a worldwide level. Within the UMCG department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, there is ample experience with multidisciplinary treatment of IBD patients, with world-leading expertise in clinical translation of FMI and FME (Fluorescence Molecular Endoscopy), and development of targeted fluorescence agents for clinical use. The efforts by those three academic partners will be significantly supported by Statice, an SME partner specialized in the development and manufacturing of medical devices for legal manufacturer since 1978. As such, the participation of Statice in msGUIDE will guarantee the successful completion of the radically novel objectives, as well as for the exploitation of the main results. Finally, SME partner LaNova as an expert on medical devices and pharma will streamline the regulatory documentation and the exploitation of our unique innovations within msGUIDE. The company, originally founded in 2000, draws on more than 20 years of expertise in the healthcare sector and is based in Czech Republic.


HelmholtzMunich and its Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging (IBMI) is a world-leading expert in fluorescence molecular imaging. IBMI consists of highly motivated and experienced researchers, combining multidisciplinary areas of expertise to guarantee innovative, robust, and impactful research outcomes on both clinical/operational and pre-clinical fields.

Erasmus MC

Erasmus MC and its Fluorescence-Guided Surgery Group have expertise in fluorescence-guided surgery as an intraoperative optical imaging method that provides surgeons with real-time guidance for the identification and delineation of tumours or vital structures. This novel approach is being tested by different surgical disciplines within the Erasmus MC.

University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)

UMCG and its Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology is one of the world leading centers towards translation of innovative optical methods and development of novel optical tracers.


STATICE is a French SME supplying micro-technical services in biomaterials for the medical industry. The company provides expertise from feasibility study to production for innovative products. STATICE is a reference for the development and manufacturing of implants, catheters, medical instruments and laboratory equipment from Class 2A to Class 3.

LaNova Consulting s.r.o.

LaNova is a Medical Research Consulting Company with a wide international active network in academia and industry to cover the research needs of Pharma, Biotech and MedDev. Companies as well as Health Care Associations.