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Current orthopaedic treatments permit spontaneous bone regeneration to unite and heal 90% bone injuries. Non-union associates pain and disability, often requiring biological enhancement. Regenerative medicine research suggests to the general public that alternative treatments based on advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMP) are already available. However, early clinical trials only explore its ...
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 EN COURS 
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major global public health threat, and most troublesome is the rapid emergence and dissemination of multidrug resistant (MDR) Enterobacteriaceae, Acinetobacter species and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. There is an unmet medical need to prevent P. aeruginosa infection in critically ill patients and to develop new antibiotics for infections caused by Gram-negative bacte ...
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Optomechanics for Virology (VIRUSCAN)

Date du début: 1 nov. 2016, Date de fin: 31 oct. 2021,

Viral infections diagnosis demands novel, cheaper and rapid technologies to overcome present constraints. Current gold standard for diagnosis of viral infections is based on pathogen-targeted nucleic acid identification; thus, it cannot discern infectious stages from latent ones and it demands time consuming adjustments when mutations occur or new emerging viruses are to be included in the diagnos ...
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 EN COURS 
Chronic angina pectoris is a debilitating chronic disease, a subgroup of these patients suffers from refractory angina which unfortunately can’t be controlled by medical therapy (angioplasty or surgery). Refractory angina is a substantial burden on the individual and healthcare system, in Europe there are 100,000 new cases per year, annual mortality of these patients is relatively low (
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 EN COURS 
Liver disease incidence is increasing and about 170K patients die from liver failure each year in Europe. In liver failure, the accumulation of protein bound toxins and increased susceptibility to infection cause multiorgan failure and death. Liver transplantation is the only treatment known to prolong the life but is limited by availability of organs. A clinically efficacious ‘liver dialysis devi ...
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Breast Cancer Risk after Diagnostic Gene Sequencing (BRIDGES) (BRIDGES)

Date du début: 1 sept. 2015, Date de fin: 31 août 2020,

Breast cancer affects more than 360,000 women per year in the EU and causes more than 90,000 deaths. Identification of women at high risk of the disease can lead to disease prevention through intensive screening, chemoprevention or prophylactic surgery. Breast cancer risk is determined by a combination of genetic and lifestyle risk factors. The advent of next generation sequencing has opened up th ...
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 EN COURS 

REgenerative Stem cell therapy for STroke in Europe (RESSTORE)

Date du début: 1 sept. 2015, Date de fin: 31 août 2020,

Stroke is the second leading cause of death in the world population. When not fatal, stroke often results in disability, due to motor and cognitive impairments, and secondary health problems affecting not only patients but also their families. Building on emerging preclinical and pilot clinical evidences, RESSTORE will focus on the clinical assessment of regenerative cell therapy to improve stroke ...
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iABC Programme (IABC PROGRAMME)

Date du début: 1 août 2015, Date de fin: 31 juil. 2020,

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a common fatal inherited disease with a frequency of 1 in 2500 live births, affecting approximately 36,000 (0.737/10,000) people in the EU. Chronic bacterial pulmonary infection leading to an irreversible decline in lung structure and function is the main cause of mortality and morbidity in patients with CF, with more than 95% of deaths due to respiratory failure. Pseudomon ...
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Secondary prEvention of CardiovascUlaR disease in the Elderly trial (SECURE)

Date du début: 1 mai 2015, Date de fin: 30 avr. 2020,

While Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the main cause of death worldwide, they are responsible for half of all deaths in Europe. The overall ageing of the European population and improving survival of patients with coronary heart disease has created a large population of older adults eligible for secondary prevention. Despite the established efficacy of cardiovascular medications, suboptimal adhe ...
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Combatting Bacterial Resistance in Europe - Carbapenem Resistance (COMBACTE-CARE)

Date du début: 1 mars 2015, Date de fin: 28 févr. 2020,

Multi-drug resistant Gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB): the ultimate challenge!Antibiotic resistance is a global public health concern recently elevated to the top three threats identified by the WHO, and subject of numerous national and international government activities. Although focused strategies have beneficially influenced infection rates due to methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (M ...
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 EN COURS 

European Gram Negative Antibacterial Engine (ENABLE)

Date du début: 1 févr. 2014, Date de fin: 31 janv. 2020,

The intensive use and misuse of antibiotics has resulted in some level of antibiotic resistance in essentially all human bacterial pathogens. There is a growing concern that the loss of therapeutic options will present us with a post-antibiotic era where present and future medical advances are negated. Resistant bacteria dramatically reduce the possibilities of treating infections effectively, a ...
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Combatting Bacterial Resistance in Europe (COMBACTE-NET)

Date du début: 1 janv. 2013, Date de fin: 31 déc. 2019,

The emergence of Antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB) is a global problem, having recently been elevated to the top three threats identified by the World Health Organisation (WHO), and subject of numerous national and international government activities, including the Trans-Atlantic Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance established by the US and EU presidencies. The estimated costs of ARB are aro ...
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 TERMINÉ 
In this project, the consortium will develop FAST-bact kits, a breakthrough test method to rapidly determine antibiotic drug susceptibility (AST), which will improve treatment of patients with serious bacterial infections. The current methodology in AST has a turnaround time of at least 24 hours, and up to 48 hours in case of blood cultures, whereas this novel flow cytometry-based test delivers re ...
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 TERMINÉ 
Chronic liver disease affects about 29-million Europeans accounting for about 170,000 deaths at a cost of around €15.8bn. This chronic non-communicable disease is increasing at an alarming rate due to increasing European obesity, alcohol use and ageing. The three main causes of the disease; alcohol, fatty liver and viral hepatitis are amenable to prevention and treatment. Gut-derived endotoxins an ...
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Clinical validation of miniature wearable dialysis machine (WEAKID)

Date du début: 1 janv. 2017, Date de fin: 30 juin 2019,

The project aims to validate a miniature wearable dialysis machine in a clinical setting and to prepare the system for CE-marking. Wearable dialysis allows renal patients to dialyze conveniently and continuously at home or at work, independently from a fixed water supply, up to 24 hrs/day. Such a continuous treatment mimics healthy kidneys and is twice as effective as current dialysis techniques, ...
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 TERMINÉ 
The current healthcare systems are built around the traditional paradigm of patients suffering from a single acute illness. They are therefore largely unprepared to face the increasing demands for health services arising from the expansion of an older population with specific medical needs related to multiple chronic disorders. As a consequence, the medical conditions of a large and growing seg ...
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 TERMINÉ 
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an important public health problem worldwide, especially in older people. Indeed, population aging in industrialized countries is accompanied by an increase in the prevalence of CKD and its complications. Although its prevalence and the importance of an early diagnosis to prevent complications such as end-renal stage disease (ESRD), screening programme in Europe are ...
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 TERMINÉ 

Multidisciplinary Approaches to Translational Research In Conduct Syndromes (MATRICS)

Date du début: 1 mars 2014, Date de fin: 28 févr. 2019,

Conduct Disorder (CD) is the key paediatric disorder characterized by severe aggression. It is heterogeneous, and our understanding of the neurobiology to subtype aggression is limited. MATRICS is a multidisciplinary consortium of academic partners and SMEs that focuses on the subtyping of aggression both within CD and of the broader cross-disorder trait of aggression. MATRICS will test the hypoth ...
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 TERMINÉ 
Vancomycin is the critically important antibiotic to treat neonatal Late Onset Sepsis (LOS) due to Gram positive bacteria in neonates, including Coagulase Negative Staphylococci (CoNS) and Staphylococcus aureus. These organisms also create biofilms which are extremely resistant to antibiotics. The increased incidence of LOS due to bacteria such as CoNS and MRSA in NICUs has led to a marked increas ...
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 TERMINÉ 
Sepsis is defined as a systemic inflammatory response to infection, while severe sepsis (SS) is a sepsis complicated by acute organ dysfunction. Lung infections, in particular community-acquire pneumonia (CAP), are the leading cause of SS. The pathophysiologic mechanism of CAP-mediated SS is the complete dysregulation of the patient´s immune system. In an initial phase, the systemic hyperactivatio ...
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 TERMINÉ 
Aggression is a basic physiological trait with important roles throughout evolution, both in defence and predation. When expressed in humans in the wrong context, aggression leads to maladjustment, social impairment and crime. Despite this, knowledge about aggression aetiology is limited and current treatment strategies are insufficient. Contingent to a subdivision into impulsive and instrumental ...
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Dobutamine for NEOnatal CIRCulatory failure defined by novel biomarkers (NEO-CIRC)

Date du début: 1 oct. 2011, Date de fin: 30 sept. 2018,

Dobutamine and adrenaline are widely used as second line therapy for systemic hypotension in infants. Dopamine is currently the most widely used first line drug. In neonates, sustained hypotension may, and impaired organ perfusion will, cause brain injury and poor neurodevelopmental outcomes. All three catecholamines are currently used off-label and have different modes of action which may result ...
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 TERMINÉ 

ACANTO: A CyberphysicAl social NeTwOrk using robot friends (ACANTO)

Date du début: 1 févr. 2015, Date de fin: 31 juil. 2018,

"Despite its recognised benefits, most older adults do not engage in a regular physical activity. The ACANTO project proposes a friendly robot walker (the FriWalk) that will abate a some of the most important barriers to this healthy behaviour.The FriWalk revisits the notion of robotic walking assistants and evolves it towards an activity vehicle. The execution of a programme of physical training ...
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 TERMINÉ 

Consortium on Organ Preservation in Europe (COPE)

Date du début: 1 janv. 2013, Date de fin: 30 juin 2018,

The discrepancy between organ supply and demand remains the biggest challenge facing the transplant community today. In order to increase the amount of available donor organs, transplant specialists are increasingly turning to sub-optimal donor organs. Organs from such donors, usually have normal or near normal function before death, but retrieval, storage and transplantation cause progressive inj ...
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 TERMINÉ 

Digital Environment for Cognitive Inclusion (DECI)

Date du début: 1 juin 2015, Date de fin: 31 mai 2018,

The average human lifespan increase has significant impacts on healthcare organizations and on every aspect of citizens’ wellbeing. One of the main areas of intervention focuses on elderly people affected by Cognitive Impairment (CI). These people, especially when living alone, are significantly exposed to undeniable risks that can affect their health (falling, malnutrition, hygiene issues, etc.). ...
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 TERMINÉ 
The ageing of the European population represents a rapidly rising social and economic challenge. Especially cardiovascular morbidity increases with age, but unfortunately, elderly patients are often difficult to diagnose due to confounding factors, leading to uncertainties in clinical decision making with huge impact on patients’ outcomes. Hence, there is an unmet need for novel biomarkers for mor ...
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 TERMINÉ 
"Stratified clinical treatment interventions meeting patient-specific efficacy (pharmacodynamics) while at the same time lowering the risk of emergence of drug resistance (EDR) and minimizing adverse effects are particularly needed in Hospital-acquired and Ventilator-Associated pneumonia [HAP/VAP] where morbidity, mortality and health care costs remain high. β-lactam antibiotics are at the corners ...
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 TERMINÉ 

European Clinical Research Infrastructures Network - Integrating Activity (ECRIN-IA)

Date du début: 1 janv. 2012, Date de fin: 31 déc. 2017,

ECRIN is a distributed ESFRI-roadmap pan-European infrastructure designed to support multinational clinical research, making Europe a single area for clinical studies, taking advantage of its population size to access patients. Servicing multinational trials started during its preparatory phase, and it now applies for an ERIC status by 2011. The ERIC budget will be restricted to core activities re ...
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 TERMINÉ 
"Background: A significant proportion of pre-diabetics, show macro and micro vascular complications associated with hyperglycaemia. Although many trials have demonstrated the efficacy of lifestyle and pharmaceutical interventions in diabetes prevention, no trial has evaluated the extent to which mid- and long-term complications can be prevented by early interventions on hyperglycaemia.Aims: To ass ...
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 TERMINÉ 
The forecasted increase in the number of older people for this century will be accompanied by an increase of those with disabilities. Disability is usually preceded by a condition named frailty that encompasses changes associated with ageing, life styles and chronic diseases. To detect and intervene on it is of outstanding importance to prevent disability, as recovery from disability is unlikely. ...
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 TERMINÉ 
Fanconi anemia (FA) is a rare inherited syndrome characterized by the early development of bone marrow failure and increasing predisposition to cancer with age. Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (alloHCT) is the only curative therapy for hematopoietic manifestations of FA, although associated with complications arising from myeloablation, graft versus host disease and increased inciden ...
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 TERMINÉ 
Although the long term prognosis of patients suffering acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has improved since the introduction of reperfusion therapies and primary angioplasty, the 1 year mortality of patients with AMI and resultant left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) is still as high as 13%. A major reason for the high morbidity and mortality is that the heart has an inadequate regenerativ ...
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 TERMINÉ 
The European population of older people with multiple chronic diseases (multimorbidity) is increasing steadily in tandem with the rising population of people aged ≥ 65 years. Older multimorbid people are at high risk of polypharmacy (PP), inappropriate prescribing (IP), adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and adverse drug events (ADEs). PP, IP, ADRs and ADEs in turn cause excessive drug costs and excess ...
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 TERMINÉ 
"The theme of this collaborative project is development and application of neuroimaging and bioinformatics tools to study lipid metabolism as a common pathogenic link between psychotic disorders and its metabolic co-morbidities. The overall objective is to identify, prioritize and evaluate multi-modal blood and neuroimaging markers with diagnostic potential for prediction and monitoring of psychot ...
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 TERMINÉ 

Visual Privacy Management in User Centric Open Environments (VisiOn)

Date du début: 1 juil. 2015, Date de fin: 30 juin 2017,

Public Administration (PA) authorities are working towards upgrading the level of their online services through new governance models such as the Open Government. This pushes for greater transparency, accountability and innovation aiming at increasing citizen levels of confidence and trust in PA online services. In this context, user data privacy is an important issue. VisiOn will deliver a high T ...
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 TERMINÉ 
The FAST project aims at the development of safe and effective treatment of food allergies. It targets persistent and severe allergy to fish and fruit. Besides persistence and severity, this choice is based on prevalence and the importance of these foods for a healthy diet. Classical allergen-specific immunotherapy (SIT) for treatment of food allergy using subcutaneous injections with food extract ...
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 TERMINÉ 
The prevalence of diabetes in people ≥ 65 years approaches 25% (40% of all patients with diabetes are > 65 years). This number will increase 4-fold in people > 70 years in 2050. Diabetes results in a high personal and social health burden, and a significant public health burden in terms of rising healthcare costs. Diabetes is associated with increased functional decline in older people and may exp ...
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 TERMINÉ 

Resistance in Gram-Negative Organisms: Studying Intervention Strategies (R-GNOSIS)

Date du début: 1 oct. 2011, Date de fin: 31 mars 2017,

Antibiotics are a mainstay of public health, but their use has increased exponentially leading to the emergence of antibiotic resistance. The R-GNOSIS (Resistance in Gram-Negative Organisms: Studying Intervention Strategies) project combines 5 international clinical studies, all supported by highly innovative microbiology, mathematical modelling and data-management, to determine - in the most rele ...
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 TERMINÉ 

Integrated Approaches to Food Allergen and Allergy Risk Management (IFAAM)

Date du début: 1 mars 2013, Date de fin: 28 févr. 2017,

Up to 20 million European citizens suffer from food allergy. However management of both food allergy (by patients and health practitioners) and allergens (by industry) is thwarted by lack of evidence to either prevent food allergy developing or protect adequately those who are already allergic. iFAAM will develop evidence-based approaches and tools for MANAGEMENT of ALLERGENS in FOOD and integrate ...
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 TERMINÉ 

PROMOTE PHYSICAL EXERCISE IN FRAIL ELDERLY

Date du début: 1 janv. 2015, Date de fin: 31 déc. 2016,

VIVIfy is born to support European health systems handle the challenges of efficient care provision and system reorganisation, and meet future needs, related to an ageing and frailty society, through the search for formulas that improve quality of life, putting in value the positive effects of sport and exercise programmes. Establishing synergies among sport, health, social care, and education sys ...
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