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Enhanced Delivery Ecosystem for Neurosurgery in 2020

Enhanced Delivery Ecosystem for Neurosurgery in 2020

Objective

Due to an aging population and the spiralling cost of brain disease in Europe and beyond, EDEN2020 aims to develop the gold standard for one-stop diagnosis and minimally invasive treatment in neurosurgery. Supported by a clear business case, it will exploit the unique track record of leading research institutions and key industrial players in the field of surgical robotics to overcome the current technological barriers that stand in the way of real clinical impact.
EDEN2020 will provide a step change in the modelling, planning and delivery of diagnostic sensors and therapies to the brain via flexible surgical access, with an initial focus on cancer therapy. It will engineer a family of steerable catheters for chronic disease management that can be robotically deployed and kept in situ for extended periods. The system will feature enhanced autonomy, surgeon cooperation, targeting proficiency and fault tolerance with a suite of technologies that are commensurate to the unique challenges of neurosurgery. Amongst these, the system will be able to sense and perceive intraoperative, continuously deforming, brain anatomy at unmatched accuracy, precision and update rates, and deploy a range of diagnostic optical sensors with the potential to revolutionise today’s approach to brain disease management. By modelling and predicting drug diffusion within the brain with unprecedented fidelity, EDEN2020 will contribute to the wider clinical challenge of extending and enhancing the quality of life of cancer patients – with the ability to plan therapies around delicate tissue structures and with unparalleled delivery accuracy.
EDEN2020 is strengthened by a significant industrial presence, which is embedded within the entire R&D process to enforce best practices and maximise translation and the exploitation of project outputs. As it aspires to impact the state of the art and consolidate the position of European industrial robotics, it will directly support the Europe 2020 Strategy.
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Coordinator

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

Address

South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
Sw7 2az London

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 2 657 852,50

Participants (7)

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UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 989 443,75

UNIVERSITA VITA-SALUTE SAN RAFFAELE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 521 250

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 894 275

XOGRAPH TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 449 163,75

ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS GRONINGEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 712 460

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 702 626,25

RENISHAW PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 1 434 375

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 688279

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2016

  • End date

    31 March 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 361 446,25

  • EU contribution

    € 8 361 446,25

Coordinated by:

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom