Intra-operative Multi-Spectral Imaging Ststems for Radical Tumor Resection (MUSIS)

At a Glance
  • Status: Completed Consortium
  • Year Launched: 2009
  • Initiating Organization: Center for Translational Molecular Medicine (CTMM)
  • Initiator Type: Government
  • Disease focus:
  • Location: Europe


The aim of the MUSIS project is to develop new technologies that will enable rapid implementation of intra-operative near infrared fluorescence (NIRF) imaging of tumor tissue in surgical oncology in order to facilitate radical removal of tumor tissue and local (lymph node) metastases while leaving normal tissue intact, thereby increasing life expectancy and quality of life for cancer patients.


The MUSIS project aims to develop new technologies that will enable rapid clinical implementation of intra-operative NIRF imaging of tumor tissue in surgical oncology. It will do so by developing the following:


The total project budget is €9.2 million. The government contribution is €4.6 million.

The funding is provided by the Dutch government, industry, and academia. The research is focused firmly on the translational aspects of molecular medicine so that results can be applied as quickly as possible to actual patient care. Musis is one of the projects from the second call for project proposals from the Center for Translational Molecular Medicine.

Points of Contact

Clemens Löwik, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator MUSIS project
Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC)

Eric Caldenhoven
Program Manager Oncology
phone: +31 (0)40 800 23 05

Sponsors & Partners

Antibodies for Research Apps BV


Erasmus University Medical Center

Leiden University Medical Center

Luminostix BV

Netherlands Cancer Institute

Percuros BV

Quest Medical Imaging

Technical University Delft

Westburg BV

Last Updated: 04/22/2016

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