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Contrast-enhanced uLtrasound for livEr-disease eValuation: development and validation of a novel E-Health-software for Risk-stratification

Objective

The CLEVER project is a 4-years training and transfer of knowledge program between a highly innovative company working in advanced biomedical image processing and two renowned academic groups working in the field of liver diseases and ultrasound research. The scientific and industrial aim of CLEVER is to develop, validate and transfer to clinical practice a novel electronic-health system based on the analysis of liver dynamic contrast-enhanced ultrasound images to assess the severity of derangement of the intrahepatic vascular network in cirrhosis. This feature is closely related with portal hypertension and liver failure, which are the two most important complications of cirrhosis. The outputs of CLEVER will allow an objective prognostic stratification of patients with cirrhosis replacing current invasive and more expensive tools, such as measurement of portal pressure or biopsy. This goal is achievable within the project duration since all participating partners are highly committed: the academic partners are opinion leaders who have already contributed to improve the management of patients with cirrhosis, and will collaborate with an industrial partner who have already provided new e-health tools applied to medical imaging for risk stratification purposes.
The project will be structured and developed to exploit at best the interdisciplinary approach, expertise and complementarities between the industrial and academic partners, in order to foster a creative intersectorial collaboration, accomplishment of its scientific aim, and provide high quality training for the participating researchers. This is expected to be of high benefit for their individual career development.
CLEVER will permit to transfer the academic knowledge into an e-health product to be implemented in ultrasound equipments and used in clinical practice in hepatology. CLEVER will increase the visibility of UE in the sector of health technology, and will impact positively on UE citizen’s health.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/health care services/ehealth
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/acoustics/ultrasound
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/hepatology
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/radiology/medical imaging

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IAPP
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

CONSORCI INSTITUT D'INVESTIGACIONS BIOMEDIQUES AUGUST PI I SUNYER
Address
Calle Rossello 149 Puerta Bjs
08036 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 481 095,82
Administrative Contact
Rosa Vilavella (Mrs.)

Participants (3)

EXPERT YMAGING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 526 712,57
Address
Calle Consell De Cent 494 Quinto
08013 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ivan Amat-Roldan (Dr.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 354 935,02
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fabio Piscaglia (Dr.)
HOSPITAL CLINIC I PROVINCIAL DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address
Calle Villarroel 170
08036 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Josep Maria Piqué (Dr.)