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European Liquid Biopsies Academy - Towards widespread clinical application of blood- based diagnostic tools

Objective

Liquid biopsies have been heralded as a game changer in cancer management, with blood tests offering a minimally invasive, safe, and sensitive alternative or complimentary approach for tissue biopsies. Blood represents a rich source of information through which solid cancers (and their subtypes) can be detected, identified and classified, and matched to a specific therapy. However, despite the potential of individual approaches, the promise of liquid biopsies has not yet materialised in the clinic. Widespread deployment requires creative next-generation researchers with an innovative mindset with access to a unique toolbox, including medical know-how, molecular diagnostics expertise (from health economics to regulatory), and statistical/bioinformatical proficiency. Currently, there are no comprehensive training programmes to address this need. To move the promising liquid biopsy technology out of its infancy, the research programme and educational curriculum of the European Liquid Biopsy Academy (ELBA) will cover the entire value chain of diagnostics development and integrate all required disciplines and sectors.

ELBA will educate 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) with the skills to circumvent the obstacles currently hampering effective development and commercialisation of liquid biopsy approaches. By creating a sustainable network to foster long-term multidisciplinary relationships and communication networks with various stakeholders we aim to accelerate clinical translation of these blood-based diagnostics. Most importantly, we have designed a well-balanced training programme to provide excellent career opportunities for the 15 ELBA ESRs. this includes training on state-of-the-art technologies and tools; bioinformatics, biostatistics and mathematical modelling; health economics and health technology assessment; diagnostic test development (including intellectual property and regulatory affairs); transferable skills (including leadership) and patient inclusion.

Coordinator

STICHTING VUMC
Net EU contribution
€ 510 748,56
Address
De Boelelaan 1117
1081 HV Amsterdam
Netherlands

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM HAMBURG-EPPENDORF
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Martinistrasse 52
20251 Hamburg

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUT DE INVESTIGACIO EN CIENCIES DE LA SALUT GERMANS TRIAS I PUJOL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 495 745,92
Address
Ctra De Canyet S/n
08916 Badalona Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FUNDACAO D. ANNA DE SOMMER CHAMPALIMAUD E DR. CARLOS MONTEZ CHAMPALIMAUD
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 476 712,72
Address
Avenida Brasilia, Centro De Investigacao Da Fundacao Champalimaud
1400-038 Lisboa

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Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRE HOSPITALIER UNIVERSITAIRE MONTPELLIER
France
Net EU contribution
€ 525 751,20
Address
Avenue Du Doyen Gaston Giraud 191
34000 Montpellier

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Occitanie Languedoc-Roussillon Hérault
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PLOVDIVSKI UNIVERSITET PAISIY HILENDARSKI
Bulgaria
Net EU contribution
€ 218 651,40
Address
24 Tzar Asen
4000 Plovdiv

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Югозападна и Южна централна България Южен централен Пловдив
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Spain
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€ 495 745,92
Address
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada

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Andalucía Granada
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
PANGAEA BIOTECH SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Calle Sabino Arana 5
08028 Barcelona

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EXOSOMICS SIENA SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Via Fiorentina 1
53100 Siena

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Siena
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (12)

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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
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€ 0,00
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede

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Oost-Nederland Overijssel Twente
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE
United States
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€ 0,00
Address
Massachusetts Avenue 1350
02138 Cambridge

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

University of Padova
Italy
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€ 0,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

IZON SCIENCE LIMITED
United Kingdom
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€ 0,00
Address
Robert Robinson Avenue 1
OX5 1PF Oxford

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Oxfordshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

GILUPI GMBH
Germany
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€ 0,00
Address
Am Muehlenberg 11
14476 Postdam

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Brandenburg Brandenburg Potsdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

TATAA BIOCENTER AB
Sweden
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€ 0,00
Address
Sofierogatan 3a
412 51 Goteborg

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

GenomeScan B.V.
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Plesmanlaan 1d
2333 BZ Leiden

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

EUROPEAN CANCER PATIENT COALITION
Belgium
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€ 0,00
Address
Rue Montoyer 40
1000 Bruxelles

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Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Sense About Science
United Kingdom
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€ 0,00
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London

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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

TTOPSTART BV
Netherlands
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€ 0,00
Address
Euclideslaan 1
3584 BL Utrecht

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

V.O. Patents & Trademarks
Germany
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€ 0,00
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Munich

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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Factory-CRO BV
Netherlands
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€ 0,00
Address
Prof Bronkhorstlaan 10-54
3723 MB Bilthoven

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West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00