Siemens Healthcare Honored with 2015 Edison Patent Award

Oct 14, 2015

· The Research & Development Council of New Jersey presents Siemens Healthcare Medical Imaging Technology Group and its inventors with a patent award in the medical informatics category for “Valve Treatment Simulation from Medical Diagnostic Imaging Data” (U.S. Patent 8,920,322).

· Winners of the 2015 Edison Patent Awards will be honored at the 36th Edison Patent Awards Ceremony & Reception on November 12, 2015.


Siemens Healthcare Medical Imaging Technology Group and inventors Tommaso Mansi, Ingmar Voigt, Razvan Ioan Ionasec, Bogdan Georgescu, Etienne Assoumou Mengue and Dorin Comaniciu will receive a 2015 Edison Patent Award granted by the Research and Development Council of New Jersey for their patent for “Valve Treatment Simulation from Medical Diagnostic Imaging Data.” The invention addresses the challenges of quantitative and individualized heart valve therapy planning and guidance by robust modeling of valve anatomy through machine learning and simulating therapies using an individualized computational valve model.


“We are extremely honored to accept this esteemed award,” says Dorin Comaniciu, Vice President of Medical Imaging Technologies, Siemens Healthcare. “Having this breakthrough technology recognized by the Research & Development Council of New Jersey is extremely rewarding and further validates our leadership position in innovation.”


Established in 1962, the Research & Development Council of New Jersey was created to serve as a unified voice for the three R&D sectors —industry, academia and government — to work with the State to create an environment in which R&D could thrive. Since then, the council has been dedicated to cultivating an environment supportive of the advancement of research and development in New Jersey. Over 50 inventors and 12 New Jersey companies and universities will be recognized at this year’s event.



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Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of combined cycle turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2014, which ended on September 30, 2014, Siemens generated revenue from continuing operations of €71.9 billion and net income of €5.5 billion. At the end of September 2014, the company had around 357,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at


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