The Center for Strategic Technologies in Health (NUTES) is result of an agreement between the State University of Paraiba (UEPB), the Studies and Projects Funding Agency (FINEP), binded to the Science and Technologies Ministry (MCT), the Health Ministry (MS) of the Brazilian Federal Government and the Technology Park Foundation of Paraiba state (PaqTcPB).
NUTES is a reference center for the development of technologies to be applied to the health domain, composed of professors, researchers and students of grad and post grad level from the areas of Computer Science, Odontology and Phisioterapy.
It is the first lab for software certification embedded into medical devices in the brazilian territory, ensuring through procedures that devices, processes, softwares and systems produced by the medical industry can operate according to the goal they were designed.
Installed in an area of 1.000 squared meters in the Biologic and Health Sciences Center (CCBS) at UEPB, located at the Juvêncio Arruda street, Universitary Campus, at Bodocongó in Campina Grande, Brazil, it includes labs for biomedical engineering, electronics, software engineering and certification, rapid prototyping of products, usability and image manipulation.
During it conception, NUTES has firmed agreements of technical cooperation with the Institute of Experimentelles Software Engineering – IESE, from the Fraunhofer Institute, from Germany. Currently, NUTES has research agreements with National Technology Institute (INT), the Center of Information Technology Renato Archer (CTI), the National Surveillance Agency from Brazil (ANVISA) and the Tecnalia Research and Innovation from Spain.