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Centre for Excellence in Diagnostic and Advanced Therapeutics based on Extracellular Vesicles

Objective

In recent years, extracellular vesicles (EVs) have emerged within the scientific community for both biomarkers and therapeutic applications. However, the translation of the research findings represents a major challenge for biomedical research and healthcare. International cooperation is paramount to moving research findings to clinical applications and defining standard operating procedures. EVCA addresses this unmet need through a scientific strategy to reinforce research and innovation (R&I) excellence in the study of EV applications in diagnosis, therapeutics, and etiology of chronic diseases. The Chronic Diseases Research Center of the NOVA Medical School (UNL) aims to be at the forefront of international scientific excellence in applying EVs to diagnostic and therapeutic clinical priority challenges in chronic diseases.
Towards this goal, UNL is twinning with the CIC bioGUNE (Spain) and Institut Curie (France), international references in EVs. EVCA will leverage on the partners’ outstanding multidisciplinary knowledge, experience, research and training best practices, as well as collaborative networks, to enhance the research capacity and innovation potential of UNL.
EVCA is an integrated network of interactions (exchange and training of researchers, satellite meetings, Winter Retreats, virtual think tanks, links to industry, etc.), articulated with the individual and joint scientific agendas of the partners to power the research capacity of UNL and of its R&I ecosystems.
EVCA expects to increase by 25% in multiple indicators by 2026, including the number of citations; h-index of UNL researchers; percentage of publications in top impact journals; number of international collaborations (including with industry). By stimulating novel and long-lasting interactions between the partners, EVCA will unlock the research potential within and outside UNL, with an overall increase in the Portuguese and European RD research competitiveness.

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
Net EU contribution
€ 918 871,25
Address
Campus De Campolide
1099 085 Lisboa
Portugal

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 918 871,25

Participants (4)

INSTITUT CURIE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 198 463,55
Address
Rue D'ulm 26
75231 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 198 463,55
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 44 596,55
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 44 596,55
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 117 277,40
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 117 277,40
ASOCIACION CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION COOPERATIVA EN BIOCIENCIAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 208 000,00
Address
Parque Tecnologico Edificio 801 A
48160 Derio Vizcaya

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 208 000,00