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Ionic Neuromodulation For Epilepsy Treatment

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 862882

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2020

  • End date

    30 June 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.2.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 369 758,75

  • EU contribution

    € 3 369 758,75

Coordinated by:

SCUOLA INTERNAZIONALE SUPERIORE DI STUDI AVANZATI DI TRIESTE

Italy

Project description

English EN

Revolutionary approach to treat drug-resistant epilepsy

Around 30 % of patients with epilepsy have a drug-resistant form of the disease. In this condition, even two anti-epileptic drugs are unable to achieve freedom from seizure when prescribed as mono-therapies or in combination. Currently, there is no approach that has produced meaningful improvement in such patients. This EU-funded consortium is developing a totally new approach to manipulate neuronal cell excitability – applying neuronal firing by direct ionic actuation at the microscopic scale and monitoring cell responses by nanoscale transistors. This multidisciplinary consortium aims to establish proof-of-principle for breakthrough neuromodulation technology by enabling future brain implants for epilepsy treatment through in vitro testing of special polymers and ultra-sensitive ion sensor arrays.

Coordinator

SCUOLA INTERNAZIONALE SUPERIORE DI STUDI AVANZATI DI TRIESTE

Address

Via Bonomea 265
34136 Trieste

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 847 812,50

Participants (5)

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 498 290

IBM RESEARCH GMBH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 800 562,50

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 569 238,75

CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LA NANOELETTRONICA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 430 000

MULTI CHANNEL SYSTEMS MCS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 223 855

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 862882

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2020

  • End date

    30 June 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.2.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 369 758,75

  • EU contribution

    € 3 369 758,75

Coordinated by:

SCUOLA INTERNAZIONALE SUPERIORE DI STUDI AVANZATI DI TRIESTE

Italy