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Fast optoacoustic mesoscopy, using the skin as a window for therapeutic monitoring of local and systemic disease.

Project description

High-resolution optical imaging for deep-tissue therapeutic monitoring

Optoacoustic (photoacoustic) imaging enables three-dimensional, high-resolution optical imaging deep inside tissues (through several millimetres to centimetres). Ultra-broadband raster-scan optoacoustic mesoscopy (RSOM), recently developed, offers advanced cross-sectional optical imaging of the skin; it has been successfully introduced into clinical diagnostics in the dermatology field. The EU-funded WINTHER project will develop next-generation fast RSOM (F-RSOM) that is two orders of magnitude faster than the existing RSOM, enabling assessment of endothelial functions. The new RSOM will be aided by a modern computation framework, based on deterministic and artificial intelligence algorithms. It is hoped that the introduction of F-RSOM will improve the clinical accuracy of RSOM to advance its application in therapeutic monitoring of cardiometabolic diseases and inflammatory skin conditions.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2019-2
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Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 521 091,25

Participants (4)

SONAXIS
France
EU contribution
€ 470 741,25
Address
Rue Emilie Du Chatelet 1
25000 Besancon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RAYFOS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 493 500
Address
Winton House Winton Square
RG21 8EN Basingstoke
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ITHERA MEDICAL GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 946 837,50
Address
Zielstattstrasse 13
81379 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HUMANITAS UNIVERSITY
Italy
EU contribution
€ 860 000
Address
Via Rita Levi Montalcini Snc
20090 Pieve Emanuele
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments