Health and social care 2007

Intervention Centre - Oslo University Hospital

Oslo, Norway


Oslo university hospital


Medical technology

The Intervention Centre has developed a testbed for medical devices that serves as a platform where new early stage and premarket diagnostic and therapeutic equipment and devices can be evaluated. The testbed has capabilities to perform testing in various phases of development of new devices or equipment. Its services include pre-clinical and clinical testing.

What was tested

Medical equipment and technology

Testbed purpose

The purpose of the testbed is three-fold: 1. To speed up the development of new treatments or procedures for various disease processes, thereby improving patient outcomes 2. To assist medical device developers in their effort to bring beneficial products to the market and thereby make them available for patients 3. To stimulate development of Norwegian MedTech industry


The Centre is part of the general operation room area at Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet. In addition to human procedures, The Intervention Centre has approval for animal trials in the operation theatres and hybrid suites. The staff is experienced in performing animal trials. In three suites advanced imaging equip-ment is integrated in an operation room environment.

Use cases

  • Testing innovation for verification and proof-of-concept
  • Capture competitive advantages from frontier technologies
  • Marketing and local economic development
  • Make public services better and more efficient

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