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A novel medical device for the treatment of Endometriosis

Project description

A new treatment for endometriosis targets the cause and not the symptoms

The endometrium, the innermost lining of the uterus, plays a starring role in the menstrual cycle, implantation of the embryo and development of the placenta. Globally, about 1 in 10 women of reproductive age suffer from endometriosis, an often painful disorder in which tissue similar to the endometrium grows outside the uterus. The tissue acts much like the endometrium, thickening, breaking down and bleeding with each menstrual cycle. However, unlike the endometrium, this tissue has nowhere to go and can irritate surrounding tissue, eventually forming scars and adhesions, resulting in pain and/or infertility. Diagnosis is often delayed; treatment ameliorates symptoms but there is no cure. The EU-funded EndoSolve project is developing a pioneering medical device targeting the mechanisms of development that promises a long-term solution for millions of women.

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-PoC
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Funding Scheme

ERC-POC-LS - ERC Proof of Concept Lump Sum Pilot

Host institution

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 150 000

Beneficiaries (1)

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments