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Biomarker Research Alliance for Diagnosing Heart Disease in the Ageing European Population

Objective

The ageing of the European population represents a rapidly rising social and economic challenge. Especially cardiovascular morbidity increases with age, but unfortunately, elderly patients are often difficult to diagnose due to confounding factors, leading to uncertainties in clinical decision making with huge impact on patients’ outcomes. Hence, there is an unmet need for novel biomarkers for more accurate diagnosis, risk assessment, and clinical outcome prediction for both acute and chronic cardiovascular diseases in the elderly.
The BestAgeing consortium aims to improve this lack of diagnostic capabilities by developing and validating innovative omics-based biomarkers particularly for elderly patients – supporting healthy ageing in Europe. Our study design addresses the most frequent and severe cardiovascular diseases of elderly patients by incorporating the appropriate disease cohorts and biomaterials from European populations. We aim to develop new omics-assays to diagnose cardiovascular disease, estimate risk, and monitor the response to treatment in elderly. This is envisaged to enable a more stratified and economic delivery of medicine. We expect that BestAgeing will generate novel European medical technologies that can improve the efficacy and efficiency of our care for elderly patients, which will also impact on socioeconomic wealth in Europe.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/biomaterials
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/cardiology/cardiovascular diseases

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2012-INNOVATION-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM HEIDELBERG
Address
Im Neuenheimer Feld 672
69120 Heidelberg
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 730 400
Administrative Contact
Thorsten Brietz (Mr.)

Participants (20)

HUMMINGBIRD DIAGNOSTICS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 872 492
Address
Im Neuenheimer Feld 583
69120 Heidelberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Markus Beier (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAT DES SAARLANDES
Germany
EU contribution
€ 453 600
Address
Campus
66123 Saarbrucken
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Melanie Paulus
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 531 400
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Merike Leego
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 288 000
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paola De Devitiis (Dr.)
METANOMICS GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 383 226,60
Address
Tegeler Weg 33
10589 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Astrid Giese (Mrs.)
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 420 400
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bertil Lindahl (Prof.)
JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE-UNIVERSITATFRANKFURT AM MAIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 396 400
Address
Theodor W Adorno Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kristina Wege (Mrs.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
France
EU contribution
€ 366 400
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Verdier (Mrs.)
ACADEMISCH MEDISCH CENTRUM BIJ DE UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 534 400
Address
Meibergdreef 15
1105AZ Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Merel-Marlijn Sondervan (Mrs.)
ACS BIOMARKER BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 391 200
Address
Oxfordlaan 70
6229 EV Maastricht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Guido Maertens (Mr.)
Health in Code SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 295 200
Address
Ed. Fortin. Hospial Marítimo De Oza. As Xubias
15006 A Coruna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Angeles Gestal Lopez (Mrs.)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 683 576
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hans-Reiner Leikard (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 144 000
Address
Largo Gemelli 1
20123 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Filippo Leone (Mr.)
SERVICIO MADRILENO DE SALUD
Spain
EU contribution
€ 140 400
Address
Plaza Carlos Trias Bertran 7
28020 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luis Julián Fernandez Vera (Mr.)
MULTIPLICOM NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 402 400
Address
Galileilaan 18
2845 Niel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luc Lammens (Mr.)
STATE INSTITUTION NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CENTER INSTITUTE OF CARDIOLOGY NAMED AFTER ACADEMICIAN M. D. STRAZHESKO NATIONAL ACADEMY MEDICAL SCIENCES OF UKRAINE
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 156 000
Address
Narodnogo Opolchenia Street 5
03151 Kyiv
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Irina Guseva (Mrs.)
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 162 000
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Efstathia Kafentzi (Mrs.)
AZIENDA COMPLESSO OSPEDALIERO SAN FILIPPO NERI*
Italy
EU contribution
€ 154 500
Address
Piazza S Maria Della Pieta 5
00135 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Giuseppe Neri (Dr.)
METANOMICS HEALTH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 400 373,40
Address
Tegeler Weg 33
10589 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philipp Schatz (Dr.)
SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
Germany
Address
Henkestrasse 127
91052 Erlangen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefan Siemers (Mr.)