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European standard operating procedures for electrochemotherapy and electrogenetherapy

Objective

The objective of ESOPE is to validate the clinical applications of electroporation of cells in tissues and to establish standard operating procedures (SOP) for their standardised use and rapid dissemination in Europe. These applications are antitumor electrochemotherapy and electrogenetherapy (i.e. DNA electrotransfer in vivo for a new non viral gene therapy). The Project benefits from new EU equipment developed within the 5th PCRD, equipment designed to deliver only the electrical energy necessary to achieve in vivo electroporation, ensuring patient safety as well as the reliability and efficacy of in vivo drug and gene delivery. ESOPE project objectives will be achieved by:
1) controlled application of the treatments according to predefined guidelines;
2) evaluation of the procedures and of the results;
3) definition of SOP and
4) dissemination of these therapies by the preparation of educational and training material, the certification of teams, the organisation of a large meeting for users' information, and the establishment of appropriate contacts with national and EU regulatory agencies and health organisations.

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Coordinator

INSTITUT GUSTAVE ROUSSY

Address

France

Administrative Contact

Michel MARTY

Participants (5)

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

HERLEV UNIVERSITET HOSPITAL

Denmark

IGEA

Italy

INSTITUTE OF ONCOLOGY LJUBLJANA

Slovenia

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK3-CT-2002-02003

  • Start date

    1 January 2003

  • End date

    31 December 2005

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 159 548

  • EU contribution

    € 892 993

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT GUSTAVE ROUSSY

France