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Developing novel tools and technologies to assess the safety and efficacy of cell-based regenerative medicine therapies, focusing on kidney disease

Objective

The RenalToolBox ITN comprises a team of world-leading clinicians, scientists and industrialists from academia and private enterprise whose common goal is to develop innovative medical devices and imaging technologies to expedite the translation of cell-based regenerative medicine therapies (RMTs) to the clinic. The target disease for RenalToolBox is kidney disease, the incidence of which is increasing annually. The ITN provides an excellent framework for training 15 early stage researchers (ESRs) in a range of technological, entrepreneurial and transferable skills that will not only enhance their career prospects, but will also boost European scientific excellence and business innovation. By the end of the programme, the ESRs will have benefitted from a comprehensive multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral training experience that will equip them to expedite progress in the emerging supradisciplinary fields of biomedical devices, bio-imaging, cellular therapeutics and regenerative medicine. The research training objectives are as follows: 1. Train the young researchers in the development of diagnostic devices and novel tracers for monitoring renal function. 2. Apply cutting-edge imaging technologies to evaluate the safety and efficacy of novel cell-based RMTs in a rodent model of kidney disease. 3. Assess the safety and efficacy of different sources of mesenchymal stromal cells and explore the mechanisms whereby these cells can ameliorate kidney disease. This comprehensive training programme will endow the young researchers with the necessary scientific and industrial skills to ensure their employability and readiness to engage and lead the next European generation of scientists-entrepreneurs.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 909 517,68

Participants (8)

RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 011 153,60
Address
Seminarstrasse 2
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CYANAGEN SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 261 499,68
Address
Via Degli Stradelli Guelfi 40/C
40138 Bologna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 531 239,76
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ITHERA MEDICAL GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Zielstattstrasse 13
81379 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 274 684,32
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NHS BLOOD AND TRANSPLANT
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
Oak House Reeds Crescent
WD24 4QN Watford
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 261 499,68
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (5)

NIERSTICHTING NEDERLAND
Netherlands
Address
Groot Hertoginnelaan 34
1405 EE Bussum
Activity type
Other
Kidney Research UK
United Kingdom
Address
Nene Hall
PE2 6FZ Peterborough
Activity type
Research Organisations
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA
Malaysia
Address
Lembah Pantai
50603 Kuala Lumpur
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Leica Microsystems CMS GmbH
Germany
Address
Ernst-leitz-strasse 3
35578 Wetzlar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)