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Integrated Training in Dry Eye Disease Drug Development (IT-DED3)

Objective

The European network for Integrated Training in Dry Eye Disease Drug Development (IT-DED3) aims to deliver multidisciplinary and entrepreneurial researchers trained to develop new therapies for patients suffering from dry eye diseases (DED). DED is a chronic, multifactorial disease of the ocular surface and is a major and increasing healthcare problem due to its high prevalence and economic burden because of the ageing population and frequent computer/tablet/smartphone usage.
New DED drug development and translation from “bench to bedside” is urgently needed and therefore IT-DED3 integrates world-class expertise in medicinal chemistry, process chemistry, ocular drug delivery and formulation, DED models, imaging, biomarker research and clinical ophthalmology. The scientific novelty is manifold, including new drug targets and compound classes, innovative formulation strategies for ocular drug delivery, and novel optical and molecular biomarkers identified by new imaging techniques and genomic-based systematic screening of a database of DED patients.
The consortium of 7 beneficiaries and 10 partners (in total 7 from the non-academic sector) from 8 different European countries will select 12 early stage researchers (ESRs). Each ESR will perform high level scientific research in this stimulating multidisciplinary, international and intersectoral environment. Besides the scientific skills, the Personal Career Development Plan (PCDP) of each ESR will include transferable skills such as data management, project and time management, communication and dissemination, IP and valorisation.
Both the research and training programme of IT-DED3 will deliver researchers with an enhanced career perspective and employability, who know how to use their entrepreneurial skills to move drug development projects in DED and other fields to the next technology readiness level.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Address
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 751 680

Participants (6)

SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
France
EU contribution
€ 525 751,20
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE VALLADOLID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 495 745,92
Address
Plaza Santa Cruz 8 Palacio De Santa Cruz
47002 Valladolid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LATVIJAS ORGANISKAS SINTEZES INSTITUTS
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 223 577,64
Address
Aizkraukles 21
1006 Riga
Activity type
Research Organisations
ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 269 145,36
Address
Yliopistonranta 1 E
70211 Kuopio
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KLINIKUM DER UNIVERSITAET ZU KOELN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Kerpener Strasse 62
50937 Koeln
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO DE BIOLOGIA EXPERIMENTAL E TECNOLOGICA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 238 356,36
Address
Avenida Da Republica Quinta Do Marques
2781-901 Oeiras
Activity type
Research Organisations

Partners (10)

Quintessence
Belgium
Address

Brussels
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MERCACHEM BV
Netherlands
Address
Kerkenbos 1013
6546BB Nijmegen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HGBEYOND MATERIALS SICENCE SL
Spain
Address
Edificio Emprendia
15782 Santiago De Compostela
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Riga Technical University
Latvia
Address

Riga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
Portugal
Address
Campus De Campolide
1099 085 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NOVALIQ GMBH
Germany
Address
Im Neuenheimer Feld 515
69120 Heidelberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRE HOSPITALIER NATIONAL D'OPHTALMOLOGIE DES QUINZE-VINGTS
France
Address
Rue De Charenton 28
75571 Paris Cedex 12
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
France
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
HORUS PHARMA SAS
France
Address
148 Avenue Georges Guynemer
6700 Saint-laurent-du-var
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Heidelberg Engineering GmbH
Germany
Address
Max-jareckistr. 8
69115 Heidelberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)