Dallmeier demonstrated its commitment to civic service by supporting the José Carreras Centre for somatic cell therapy in Regensburg, Germany.
“From the very beginning, Dallmeier has not only felt committed to economic success of its corporate activities,” said Dieter Dallmeier, President and CEO of Dallmeier electronic. “For me as the founder and head of the company it is equally important that we recognise our social responsibility.”
In late September, Minister of State Wolfgang Heubisch and star tenor José Carreras inaugurated the José Carre
ras Centre for somatic cell therapy at the Regensburg University Hospital. The center is designated to become a driving force in the development of new immunotherapies which are meant to give new hope to cancer patients.
Carreras personally knows what the disease is like, as he developed leukaemia in 1987, but recovered thanks to stem cell therapy. He has since been pursuing one goal: “Leukaemia must become curable. In every single case.”
Over the past few years, the trust he founded to fight the disease has invested more than three million Euros in research conducted in Regensburg. The José Carreras Centre alone has been supported with one and a quarter million Euros.
Professor Reinhard Andreesen, the medical superintendent of hematology and internal oncology, is proud of the new facilities. “Having this facility means that Regensburg is now home to one of the most advanced clean room laboratories in the world,” he said.José Carreras Becomes Honorary Senator
The university hospital thanked the star tenor by making him an honorary senator, which is the highest honor a university can bestow. José Carreras is only the fourth person to have received this distinction in the university's 40- year history.
Light and Medicine
Whether it is used for the diagnosis or therapy of diseases, there is almost no area of medicine left today that could do without light. That is why an extraordinary light concept was designed in order to make visible from further distances what is developed in the clean room laboratories of the José Carreras Centre to cure patients. The illumination symbolizes the nationwide significance and charisma of the center and represents the innovations that scientists there turn into modern cell medication. The various accents of color stand for the manifold areas of application for cell medication.
Light symbolizes hope; hope and strength that patients need to win their battles against illnesses. The José Carreras Centre will, in the truest sense, be a beacon of science.
The light concept was financed exclusively through sponsoring and Dallmeier made a significant contribution. Dieter Dallmeier explains his decision to support the project: “At the José Carreras Centre state-of-the-art technology is used to conduct research into cures for an insidious illness. I am delighted to be able to support that outstanding project. Besides, the project once again demonstrates the major importance of Regensburg as a location characterized by innovative and technological leadership.”