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High Performance Soft-tissue Navigation

Objective

Primary liver cancer, which consists predominantly of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), is the fifth most common cancer worldwide and the third most common cause of cancer mortality. A successful surgical resection of HCC requires complete removal of the tumour while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible. Due to technical and clinical difficulties relatively low percentage of patients are eligible for resection. There is an urgent need to increase the patient eligibility and improve the survival prognosis after liver interventions. HiPerNav will train early stage researchers (biomedical engineers and medical doctors) to become international leading in key areas of expertise through a novel coordinated plan of individual research projects addressing specific bottlenecks in soft tissue navigation for improved treatment of liver cancer. The multi-disciplinary dialogue and work between clinicians and biomedical engineers is crucial to address these bottlenecks. By providing researchers with knowledge and training within specific topics from minimally invasive treatment, biomedical engineering, research methodologies, innovation and entrepreneurship, the link between academic research and industry will be strengthened. This allows for easy transfer of promising results from the research projects to commercially exploitable solutions. The global image guided surgery devices market is promising; it was valued at USD 2.76 billion in 2013 and is projected to expand 6.4% from 2014 to 2022 to reach USD 4.80 billion in 2022. The market for soft-tissue navigation is still in its infancy, mainly due to challenges in achieved accuracy for targeting deformable and moving organs. By providing multi-disciplinary training, the researchers in this consortium of international leading research institutions, universities and industry will initiate true translational research from academic theoretical ideas to the clinical testing of prototype, developed solutions and tools.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/mathematics/applied mathematics/numerical analysis
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/navigation systems
  • /medical and health sciences/medical biotechnology
  • /social sciences/sociology/demography/mortality
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/cancer/pancreatic cancer
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/surgery/surgical specialties
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/acoustics/ultrasound
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/cancer/liver cancer
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/machine learning/deep learning

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

OSLO UNIVERSITETSSYKEHUS HF
Address
Kirkeveien 166 Tarnbygget
0450 Oslo
Norway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 755 448,55

Participants (9)

UNIVERSIDAD DE CORDOBA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 495 745,92
Address
Avenida De Medina Azahara 5
14005 Cordoba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 572 550,48
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE PARIS 13
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Avenue Jean-baptiste Clement 99
93430 Villetaneuse
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CASCINATION AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 265 226,76
Address
Steigerhublsttrasse 3
3008 Bern
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 530 453,52
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 525 751,20
Address
Domaine De Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Participation ended

Norway
EU contribution
€ 111 329,26
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 347 592,77
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SINTEF AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 174 945,98
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations

Partners (4)

SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
Germany
Address
Henkestrasse 127
91052 Erlangen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NVIDIA Corporation
United States
Address

Santa Clara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Innovasjon Norge
Norway
Address
Akersgata 13
0104 Oslo
Activity type
Other
YES!Delft BV
Netherlands
Address
Molengraaffsingel 12
2629 JD Delft Delft
Activity type
Other