Novomatic strengthens support for addiction research

Novomatic strengthens support for addiction research

Friday, August 24, 2018 Posted by Joseph Streeter
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The firm has extended its partnership with the Medical University of Vienna

Austrian gaming giant Novomatic has strengthened its commitment to funding research into addiction, pledging a further €120,000 and two additional years to the Medical University of Vienna.

The extension comes as the firm continues to build on its positive relationship with the Medical University of Vienna – known as MedUni Vienna – with the pair working closely together in the field of addiction prevention since 2006.

A key focus of the partnership will be to expand research capabilities on both addiction research and addiction therapy.

Dr Eva Glawischnig head of group corporate responsibility and sustainability at Novomatic commented: “Co-operation in the field of addiction prevention, science and research form part of Novomatic’s corporate responsibility. This commitment is not limited to Austria but instead takes place in all countries in which we operate.”

In addition to the treatment work, there is also specific research work on prevention and therapy at the MedUni Vienna in Vienna’s General Hospital.

Professor Gabriele Fischer enjoys international recognition as head of the drug outpatient clinic, addiction research and addiction therapy at the MedUni Vienna due to her in-depth research work. For example, she advises the United Nations and the WorldHealth Organisation as an expert.

“Part of the research projects is only possible because of the co-financing of private sponsors. Novomatic has been making a substantial contribution for years to support independent research work,” said Professor Fischer.

Totally Gaming says: The fact that the partnership and co-operation has now been extended for another two years, is a strong affirmation that this relationship is going from strength to strength and Novomatic continuing to place a key focus on social responsibility.

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