European-funded health research will focus on three pillars
- High-throughput research: enhancing data generation, standardisation, acquisition & analysis.
- Detection, diagnosis and monitoring: with emphasis on non-invasive or minimally invasive approaches.
- Prediction of suitability, safety and efficacy of therapies: develop and validate parameters, tools, methods and standards (mainly through the Innovative Medicines Initiative - IMI) and alternatives to animal testing.
- Innovative therapeutic approaches and interventions: gene and cell therapy, regenerative medicine, immunotherapy and vaccines.
Translating research for human health
- Integration of biological data and processes: large-scale data gathering, systems biology.
- Research on the brain and related diseases, human development and ageing.
- Research on infectious diseases (antimicrobial drug resistance, HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, emerging epidemics, neglected infectious diseases).
- Research on major diseases: cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes/obesity, rare diseases, other chronic diseases including rheumatoid diseases, arthritis and muscoskeletal diseases.
- Translation of clinical outcome into clinical practice: patient safety, better use of medicines, benchmarking, pharmacovigilance .
- Quality, efficiency and solidarity of health care systems.
- Enhanced health promotion and disease prevention.
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Last updated on: 2012-03-28