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The first ultrasound-compatible cranial prosthesis enabling diagnostic and therapeutic use of ultrasound in brain pathologies

Project description

Cranial implantable prosthesis allows ultrasounds to reach the brain

Craniotomy is a surgery in which a bone flap is removed from the skull to access the brain to treat brain lesions and injuries. The implants which replace the flap bone are made of plastics/titanium, blocking ultrasound (US). Italian Intelligenza Trasparente developed a prosthesis allowing US to penetrate the skull after neurosurgeries. It delivers diagnostic and therapeutic advantages: allowing the replacement of MRI scans with US scans for the follow-up of brain pathology, the assessment of the effectiveness of cancer chemotherapy/radiotherapy and, coupled with microbubbles, blood brain barrier temporary opening, enabling innovative pharmacological therapies for cancer and neurodegenerative disorders. The EU-funded INTRA phase 1 project will enable the next certification steps to commercialise this product and develop the business model.

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1

Coordinator

INTELLIGENZA TRANSPARENTE S. R. L.
Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Address
Via Vittorio Emanuele Ii 36
20900 Monza
Italy

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Monza e della Brianza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 21 429,00