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Opening of Museum for Medical Technology

By 14th August 2014No Comments

The Siemens Museum for Medical Technology was recently opened in Erlangen, Germany. Occupying 400 square meters in all, the MedMuseum offers an overview of the development of medical technology, a field in which Siemens has played a key role for more than 160 years – from X-ray technology to laboratory diagnostics. Important innovations and their inventors are taken as examples, bringing home the history of medical technology to visitors in multimedia format from the field’s inception, in the mid-19th century, to the present day. The historic space once occupied by a machine shop dating to 1893 showcases selected pieces such as the first X-ray, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems from Siemens while also providing background information and explaining how these technologies work. The MedMuseum also traces the development of the various companies that were predecessors of Siemens Healthcare. For Joachim Herrmann, Bavarian Minister of the Interior and Building, who opened the new museum, this specific exhibition concept underscores the exceptional position of Siemens in the field of medical technology: “We can be proud that high-tech medical equipment ‘made in Erlangen’ has such an excellent reputation all over the world. The new Siemens MedMuseum lets the visitor relive this Erlangen-made success story that now spans already more than a hundred years.”



Erlangen, Germany