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NEPHRON+

Project reference: 248261
Funded under

ICT-enabled Wearable Artificial Kidney and Personal Renal Care System

From 2010-04-01 to 2014-12-31

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 6 931 031

EU contribution:

EUR 4 999 640

Coordinated in:

Greece

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2009-4See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Renal patients can stay at home with wearable, artificial kidney.

NEPHRON+ aims to provide a major leap forward in renal care: The project experts are developing a wearable artificial kidney for on-body blood purification - a next generation, integrated solution for personalized treatment and management of patients with chronic renal failure.

The wearable, artificial kidney could be an ideal solution for continuous dialysis outside the hospital: It offers better treatment and better blood clearance, while patients can stay mobile and active in social and economic life.

The blood treatment can be adjusted to personal parameters and can be remotely controlled by clinical specialists: The system allows for real-time, continuous, multiparametric (tele) monitoring of both the patient and the device via innovative sensors. The continuous data collection allows for early detection of anomalies and trend analysis on the health status of the patient, offering learning curves for improved treatment.

Objective

NEPHRON+ will provide a major leap forward in Renal Care. It aims at a next generation, integrated solution for personalized treatment and management of chronic diseased, end-stage renal patients. It offers an ideal solution for continuous dialysis outside the hospital offering better blood clearance, while patients can stay mobile and active in social and economic life. It relies on an ICT-enabled wearable artificial kidney for on-body blood purification. This blood treatment can be adjusted to personal parameters and can be remotely controlled by clinical specialists. The system allows for real-time, continuous, multiparametric (tele) monitoring of both the patient and the device via innovative sensors. The continuous data collection allows for early detection of anomalies and trend analysis on the health status of the patient, offering learning curves for improved treatment. Hereby, NEPHRON+ guarantees accuracy of measurements and treatment, personalized feedback and advice and provides a basis for education of patients. The patients benefit from lower costs, higher clearance levels, and more comfort which will result in: a) improvement of their health condition, b) longer life expectancy and c) improved economical and social living conditions. The potential applications of NEPHRON+ solution can be exploited further beyond Renal Care patients, such as those with acute blood poisoning, liver disease, cancer and chemotherapy patients suffering from heart rhythm variations, weight loss and in need of controlled chemotherapy medicine release based on body parameter and fluid measurements.

Related information

Coordinator contact

Leonidas LYMPEROPOULOS, (Innovation Attractor)
Tel.: +30 210 7450300
Fax: +302107450399
E-mail
Leonidas LYMPEROPOULOS, (Innovation Attractor)
Tel.: +30 210 7450300
Fax: +302107450399
E-mail

Coordinator

EXODUS ANONYMOS ETAIREIA PLIROFORIKIS
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 803 740


Estias 1 & Mesogeion 73-75 73-75
11526 Athens
Greece
Administrative contact: Leonidas Lymberopoulos
Tel.: +30 210 7450300
Fax: +302107450399
E-mail

Participants

UNIVERSITAET FUER WEITERBILDUNG KREMS
Austria

EU contribution: EUR 166 254


DR.-KARL-DORREKSTRASSE 30
3500 KREMS
Austria
Administrative contact: Dieter Falkenhagen
Tel.: +43 2732 8932600
Fax: +432732 8934600
E-mail
CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Switzerland

EU contribution: EUR 951 593


RUE JAQUET DROZ 1
2002 NEUCHATEL
Switzerland
Administrative contact: Marc Correvon
Tel.: +41 32 720 5007
Fax: +41 32 720 5700
E-mail
IMST GMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 419 450


CARL FRIEDRICH GAUSSSTRASSE 2
47475 KAMP LINTFORT
Germany
Administrative contact: Matthias Schneider
Tel.: +492842981312
Fax: +492842981299
E-mail
OFFIS EV
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 371 000


ESCHERWEG 2
26121 OLDENBURG
Germany
Administrative contact: Holger Peinemann
Tel.: +494419722100
Fax: +494419722102
E-mail
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France

EU contribution: EUR 791 683


RUE LEBLANC 25
75015 PARIS 15
France
Administrative contact: Olivier Hatem
Tel.: +33438783057
Fax: +33438785182
E-mail
NIERSTICHTING NEDERLAND
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 95 766


Groot Hertoginnelaan 34
1405 Bussum
Netherlands
Administrative contact: Tom Oostrom
Tel.: +31356978034
Fax: +31356978008
E-mail
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 356 875


SCHOEMAKERSTRAAT 97
2628 VK DELFT
Netherlands
Administrative contact: Sjoukje Wiegersma
Tel.: +31 888 665575
Fax: +31 888 68822
E-mail
NANODIALYSIS BV
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 728 079


De Korenaar 83
5688RX Oirschot
Netherlands
Administrative contact: Frank Simonis
Tel.: +31612057638
Fax: +31847132016
E-mail
UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM UTRECHT
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 315 200


HEIDELBERGLAAN 100
3584 CX UTRECHT
Netherlands
Administrative contact: Elsken Van der Wall
Tel.: +3188 75 574 09
E-mail
Record Number: 108023 / Last updated on: 2016-04-05