Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS


This Workprogramme outlines the BIOMED 2 programme, and describes its selection criteria and its scientific and technological objectives. The BIOMED 2 programme is intended not only to coordinate research but, to directly fund research projects. The programme has a general objective to contribute to the improvement of the health of the citizen and population as well as strengthening the scientific basis of the competitiveness of the European health industry. As such, the workprogramme targets the research towards projects of interest to the Community and consumers, and promotes the transfer of research into clinical practice. The workprogramme will focus on: the fight against major problems such as acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), cancer, cardiovascular disease, mental and neurological diseases, etc; the rising health care costs and the need for high quality health care; the introduction of new medicines, health technologies and health care systems; the interaction of all disciplines from basic to clinical research.
Record Number: 199630023 / Last updated on: 1996-05-20