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Very High Energy Electrons Beam for Radiotherapy

Project description

A compact device for effective delivery of radiotherapy

Radiotherapy uses beams of ionising radiation such as X-rays to kill cancer cells. It causes irreversible damage to the cells’ genetic material but cannot discriminate between healthy and cancer cells. As a result, the toxicity and long-term impact to nearby organs limits the use of radiotherapy in oncology. The EU-funded ebeam4therapy project capitalises on a previously developed device that generates a very high-energy electron beam. The radiotherapy device is small, simple and cost-effective – and has great potential for use in clinical care. Researchers will advance the technology and optimise machinery components and radiation dosage, building a machine prototype that brings the device a step closer to clinical applicability.

Coordinator

WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
Net EU contribution
€ 2 061 418,00
Address
Herzl Street 234
7610001 Rehovot
Israel

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,75

Participants (1)

ACCELER8 LIMITED
Malta
Net EU contribution
€ 415 625,00
Address
180 Dar Il-hena Triq Il-bazilika
MST 1019 Mosta

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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
Malta Malta Malta
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00