Alceli moved into AGBC206 in 2017 and they are using the Alexander Graham Bell Centre’s research room as their hub for the research and design of proton therapy.
Proton Therapy is an advanced type of therapy to treat cancers that can destroy tumours with little damage to the surrounding tissue. Proton beam therapy can be used for many cancers that have not spread, but it is particularly effective for certain types for which other treatments are not so effective.
Advantages of Alceli’s system are as follows:
- Low cost per treatment: our machine can treat patients at 1/10th of the current cost per treatment of PT, that is at the same price as the most advanced X-ray treatments (IMRT).
- Fast to install: when in full production, our modular design means time from placing an order to full operation can be less than 18 months including building construction.
- Environmentally friendly: Our machine has almost negligible prompt and induced radiation, avoiding the requirement for large amounts of concrete shielding and more importantly avoiding issues of decommissioning and disposal of radioactive waste at end of lifetime (20-30 years)
- Smaller footprint: our machine is very long but very thin, and with a floorspace of less than 600m2 is much smaller than most existing PT facilities. Although not suitable for all hospitals, it is easy to locate in most hospital sites as its long thin nature can typically fit along a back fence, or use an old carpark. We do not require complex building works, just a flat(ish) piece of land.
If you would like to get in touch with Alecli please contact them on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Scottish Ambulance Service
The Scottish Ambulance Service moved into AGBC202/204 in April 2018. At the frontline of the NHS in Scotland and with over 4500 members of staff the Scottish Ambulance Service provides an emergency ambulance service to a population of over 5 million people serving all of the nation’s mainland and island communities.
As tenants in the Alexander Graham Bell Centre the Scottish Ambulance Services’ Education Department are providing a 14 week VQ4 Technician Course for the North of Scotland. The course involves 10 weeks clinical training and 4 weeks emergency response ambulance driving training. The clinical training covers areas such as; manual handling, law and ethics, infection control and immediate life support and the driving training covers areas such as; road traffic law, maneuvering a vehicle at low speed and driving an emergency vehicle on ‘blue lights’.
Once the students have finished their 14 weeks basic training they then move onto 52 weeks placement with an ambulance station where they will get to put all their class based learning into place and once this is complete they will be registered on diploma as a Ambulance Technician (SVQ Level 7).
Move4ward has moved into AGBC208, they offer exercise rehabilitation services to the public, utilising evidence-based research and practice, coupled with the latest technology. Move4ward specialise in providing a complete lower limb rehabilitation service using a unique 'anti-gravity' treadmill, with referrals from both NHS (Cardiac) and private physiotherapists as well as self-referrals.
The NASA developed treadmill reduces gravity’s impact by selecting any weight between 20% and 100% of the body weight by 1% increments.
Benefits of the treadmill are listed below:
- It helps rehabilitate lower extremity injuries with less pain and less impact
- Improves mobility, strength and safety for those with neurological conditions
- Provides a safe way to lose weight and exercise more intensively while unweighted
- Train without pain and reduce the stress to joints and muscles
To arrange an appointment with Move4ward you can get in contact via: 01343 551989 or email@example.com