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FP7 PONTE

PONTE

Project reference: 247945
Funded under: FP7-ICT

Efficient Patient Recruitment for Innovative Clinical Trials of Existing Drugs to other Indications [Print to PDF] [Print to RTF]

From 2010-03-01 to 2013-02-28

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 3 276 699

EU contribution:

EUR 2 495 024

Coordinated in:

Belgium

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2009-4

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

PONTE is a European project standing for Efficient Patient Recruitment for Innovative Clinical Trials of Existing Drugs to other Indications.

PONTE provides a platform following a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) approach that offers intelligent automatic identification of individuals eligible to participate in clinical trials (concerning their safety and clinical trial efficacy). The trials will be designed and planned through a flexible authoring tool, enabling semantic interoperability of clinical care information systems with clinical research information systems and drug and disease knowledge databases, as well as the appliance of advanced data mining techniques and enhanced learning algorithms.

Objective

Clinical trials are increasingly considered to be not only a means for evaluating the effectiveness of new medicine and pharmaceutical formulas but also for experimenting on existing drugs and their appliance to new diseases and disorders. Pharmaceutical companies tend to prefer launching modified versions of existing drugs, which generate generous profits while carrying little risk of rejection. Translation into clinical therapy has to overcome substantial barriers at the preclinical and clinical levels. Thus, bridging basic science to clinical practice comprises a new scientific challenge which can result in successful clinical applications with low financial cost. In the aforementioned context, the results yielding from clinical trials, which are testing the effectiveness of existing drugs and pharmaceutical formulas on diseases other than the ones they are currently treating, are closely dependent on the available data and the patients. The efficacy of such trials requires the pursuit of a number of aspects that need to be addressed ranging from the aggregation of data from various heterogeneous distributed sources (such as electronic health records - EHRs) to the intelligent processing of this data based on the clinical trial-specific requirements for choosing the appropriate patients eligible for recruitment. Within this framework, PONTE aims at providing a platform following a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) approach that will offer intelligent automatic identification of individuals eligible (concerning their safety and clinical trial efficacy) to participate in clinical trials, as these will be designed and planned through a flexible authoring tool, enabling semantic interoperability of clinical care information systems with clinical research information systems and drug and disease knowledge databases, as well as the appliance of advanced data mining techniques and enhanced learning algorithms.

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Coordinator

CENTRE D'EXCELLENCE EN TECHNOLOGIES DE L'INFORMATION ET DE LA COMMUNICATION
Belgium
rue des frères wright 29
Charleroi, Belgium
Administrative contact: Philippe Massonet
Tel.: +3271490799
Fax: +32 71 490799
E-mail

Participants

GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
Welfengarten
HANNOVER, Germany
Administrative contact: Nikolaus Forgo
Tel.: +49 511 7628159
Fax: +49 511 7628290
E-mail
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
HELMHOLTZSTRASSE
DRESDEN, Germany
Administrative contact: Sven Kreigenfeld
Tel.: +49 35146339744
Fax: +49 35146339742
E-mail
NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
CHRISTOU LADA
ATHENS, Greece
Administrative contact: Efi Kafentzi
Tel.: +30 210 3689038
Fax: +30 210 3689008
E-mail
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
Patission Str.
ATHINA, Greece
Administrative contact: Yannis Vassiliou
Tel.: +30 210 7724374
Fax: +30 210 7722527
E-mail
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
PIAZZALE ALDO MORO
ROMA, Italy
Administrative contact: Giorgio Iervasi
Tel.: +39 050 3152017
Fax: +39 050 3152166
E-mail
LIETUVOS SVEIKATOS MOKSLU UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
A MICKEVICIAUS GATVE
KAUNAS, Lithuania
Administrative contact: Robertas Bunevicius
Tel.: +370 460 30011
Fax: +370 460 30014
E-mail
STRATEGIC MEDICINE BV - SMI
Netherlands
JOHAN VAN OLDENBARNEVELTLAAN
DEN HAAG, Netherlands
Administrative contact: Michael Liebman
Tel.: +1 814 6595450
Fax: +1 814 4676334
E-mail
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
United Kingdom
Hills Rd
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Stephen Kelleher
Tel.: +44 1223 217418
Fax: +44 1223 348494
E-mail
Record Number: 94150 / Last updated on: 2014-09-09