Innovation culture

German Future Award announced

BioNTech has received the German Future Award for developing mRNA vaccines. Siemens Healthineers was also nominated for developing a novel approach to computed tomography.

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Doris Pischitz
Published on 17. November 2021

Thomas Flohr, Stefan Ulzheimer, Björn Kreisler, and colleagues developed photon-counting computed tomography (CT)1.


Dr. Christoph Zindel, President Diagnostic Imaging, Siemens Healthineers

NAEOTOM Alpha is the first photon-counting CT system in clinical use.

By Doris Pischitz
Doris Pischitz is an editor in corporate communications at Siemens Healthineers. The team specializes in topics related to healthcare, medical technology, disease areas, and digitalization.