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Public Private Partnership for Asthma Imaging and Genomics

Objective

The main objective of this project is to develop a research network that includes both private and public institutions focused on the exchange of expertise in imaging, genomics and bioinformatics to be utilized in monitoring therapies and disease progression in severe allergic asthma (AA): • Aeirtec, a research-service SME with Hu-SCID in vivo models of AA that would benefit from academic expertise in high tech imaging and immunology • Marinomed, an SME with novel compounds potentially relevant to AA, in need of in vivo models as well as genomics and imaging technologies aimed at validating its compounds • CBM, an SME with expertise in genomics as well as IP exploitation and business development, managing a biotech cluster, in need of furthering its imaging expertise as well as its competence in AA models • UMG-GOE is a university which provides strong expertise in the imaging field, in need of bioinformatics support as well as specific expertise on AA models • MUW is an academic partner with expertise in in vivo models of AA and in the basic immunology underlying the disease that will advance their research objectives with novel therapeutics to study and from expertise in genomics and imaging. The combined expertise and transfer of knowledge between academic and industrial partners will have an impact on the scientific community and on exploitation and commercialization.The main scientific and technological objectives will encompass: 1. Development of novel optical imaging techniques and genomic biomarkers for severe AA 2. Identification of potential biomarkers useful for clinical monitoring of therapeutic efficacy of novel compounds in ththe treatment of severe AA 3. Development of novel high resolution molecular imaging techniques in animal models of AA 4. Bioinformatics support in the acquisition, management, archiving, and analysis of imaging and genomics data

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/pneumology/asthma
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/immunology

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-IAPP-2008
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Funding Scheme

MC-IAPP - Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP)

Coordinator

CONSORZIO PER IL CENTRO DI BIOMEDICINA MOLECOLARE SCARL
Address
Strada Statale 14 Km 163 5 Basovizza
34149 Trieste
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 476 496
Administrative Contact
Noemi Baruch (Ms.)

Participants (4)

Aeirtec Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 188 696
Address
Bioscience Centre, Times Square
NE1 4EP Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stephen Kilfeather (Dr.)
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 305 292
Address
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Herbert Hoenigsmann (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN GOETTINGEN - GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAET GOETTINGEN - STIFTUNG OEFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Germany
EU contribution
€ 338 407
Address
Robert-koch-strasse 40
37075 Goettingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christiane Hennecke (Ms.)
Marinomed Biotechnologie GmbH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 170 409
Address
Veterinaerplatz 1
1210 Vienna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Friedrich (Dr.)