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Intelligent Catheters in Advanced Systems for Interventions

Objective

INCITE aims to develop intelligent catheter technologies and systems that will accelerate the paradigm shift from costly, burdensome surgical treatments to cost-effective and patient-friendly minimally invasive interventions. It will also enable the creation of new advanced treatments for currently complex surgical procedures. This will allow for more individuals to be treated thereby contributing further to the trend of decreasing death rates and improvement in quality of life. The INCITE project will investigate and develop catheter systems based on intrinsically compact and advanced technologies. This will not only allow new functionality but the combination of functionalities. Most importantly, an intelligent catheter platform will allow these functions to be integrated into small devices that can address a wide range of complex interventions in a cost effective and industrially feasible manner while simultaneously improving the therapeutic outcome for the patient. One key platform technology that will advance catheter systems significantly beyond state-of-the-art is that based on integrated circuits and silicon processing. With microelectronics technology, it will be possible to construct many of the key components in the system, including sensors, imagers, electronics and interconnects. Using this technology, the components can be extremely miniaturized, multiplex-capable, and have natural integration interfaces to each other. To complement the microelectronics, optical sensing and communication technology will be incorporated and the opto-electronic interfaces will be developed. To enable the full range of catheter functionality, steering and tracking will be investigated. New miniaturizable steering mechanisms, employing electrically controlled actuators based on smart materials, will be developed.

Call for proposal

ENIAC-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

JTI-CP-ENIAC - Joint Technology Initiatives - Collaborative Project (ENIAC)

Coordinator

PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND BV
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High Tech Campus 52
5656 AG Eindhoven
Netherlands
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€ 1 550 810,70
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NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
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€ 128 062,35
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Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
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€ 86 231,25
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Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
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REDEN B.V.
Netherlands
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€ 138 001,65
Address
F Hazemeijerstraat 800
7555 RJ Hengelo Ov
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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
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€ 175 228,05
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Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
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ERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
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€ 147 145,65
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Dr Molewaterplein 40
3015 GD Rotterdam
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FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
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Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
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Pac Tech - Packaging Technologies GmbH
Germany
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€ 82 440
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Am Schlangenhorst 7-9
14641 Nauen
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TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
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€ 142 500
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Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
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AFORE OY
Finland
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€ 54 600
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Vakiotie 5
21420 Lieto
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CHARITE - UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN BERLIN
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Chariteplatz 1
10117 Berlin
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OKMETIC OY
Finland
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Piitie 2
01510 Vantaa
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Midsens Oy
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€ 15 000
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Lintukalliontie 5Bd
FI-01620 Vantaa
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ARKEMA FRANCE SA
France
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€ 110 514,36
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Rue Estienne D Orves
92700 Colombes
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INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE LYON
France
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€ 18 745,02
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20 Avenue Albert Einstein
69621 Villeurbanne Cedex
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SILEX MICROSYSTEMS AB
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€ 177 600
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Bruttovagen 1
175 26 Jarvalla
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N.N. Industry
Ireland
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€ 297 932,10
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Parkmore Business Park West -
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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
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Western Road
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BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM
Hungary
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€ 21 600
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Muegyetem Rakpart 3
1111 Budapest
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SEMMELWEIS EGYETEM
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€ 23 280
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Ulloi Utca 26
1085 Budapest
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TERMESZETTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
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€ 43 200
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Magyar Tudosok Korutja 2
1117 Budapest
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LABORATORIOS ALPHA SAN IGNACIO PHARMA S.L. - ALPHASIP
Spain
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€ 49 725
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Calle Cervantes 40 - 3P - Pc
50006 Zaragoza
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FUNDACJA ROZWOJU KARDIOCHIRURGII IM PROF ZBIGNIEWA RELIGI
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€ 47 812,50
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Ul. Wolnosci 345 A
41 800 Zabrze
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