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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

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.
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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)

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RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 011 153,60

CYANAGEN SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 261 499,68

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 531 239,76

ITHERA MEDICAL GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 252 788,40

ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS LEIDEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 265 619,88

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 274 684,32

NHS BLOOD AND TRANSPLANT

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 303 172,56

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 261 499,68

Partners (5)

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NIERSTICHTING NEDERLAND

Kidney Research UK

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA

Leica Microsystems CMS GmbH

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 813839

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2018

  • End date

    31 October 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 071 175,56

  • EU contribution

    € 4 071 175,56

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

United Kingdom