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Polarized Helium Lung Imaging Network

Polarized Helium Lung Imaging Network

Objective

The PHELINET proposal aims at developing and applying "innovative and non-invasive lung magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques for clinical diagnosis and validation of lung therapy". This RTN program addresses the increasing demand on active co-operation and transfer of knowledge, between academic, clinical and industrial centres. This interdisciplinary proposal gathers MR physicists, engineers, radiologists, clinicians, and human and animal lung physiologists.

This collaborative team was brought in the first instance through a highly successful EC 5th framework project (http://www.phil.ens.fr). In this RTNprogram the active involvement of major European industrial groups has been encouraged with new partners recruited from the fields of pharmaceuticals, MR contrast agents and MR hardware. The research program is focused on the finalization of efficient and robust tools through scientific methodological investigation, as well as the realization of the strong potential of this technology for a variety of selected medical applications (COPD, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis, asthma, air pollutant impact).

The bio-medical research will focus on end-point observation of drug therapy trials and help in drug development on selected animal models (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease s, asthma, tobacco effects, pulmonary embolism). This RTN program will provide the much needed means for increased mobility of all involved researchers between university laboratories, hospitals, and industrial development centres. This action is also particularly suited to support the planned coordinated and structured training by top-ranking specialists from a large spectrum of fields (basic sciences, medicine, and technology). The training program is primarily designed for the young European researchers entering the field through this network, with some activities also open to all potential end-users in Europe.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITE CLAUDE BERNARD LYON 1

Address

43, Boulevard Du 11 Novembre 1918
Po Box 761 Villeurbanne

France

Administrative Contact

Yannick CREMILLIEUX (Dr)

Participants (16)

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JOHANNES GUTENBERG UNIVERSITAET MAINZ

Germany

UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID.

Spain

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)

France

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

HOVEDSTADENS SYGEHUSFALLESSKAB

Denmark

DEUTSCHES KREBSFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM HEIDELBERG

Germany

UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI.

Poland

SLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES.

Slovakia

SIEMENS AG

Germany

PHILIPS MEDICAL SYSTEMS NEDERLAND BV

Netherlands

BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM PHARMA GMBH & CO KG

Germany

RAPID BIOMEDICAL GMBH

Germany

ESAOTE SPA

Italy

SPECTRA GASES LIMITED

United Kingdom

LYON INGENIERIE PROJETS

France

UNIVERSITATSMEDIZIN DER JOHANNES GUTENBERG-UNIVERSITAT MAINZ

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 36002

  • Start date

    1 March 2007

  • End date

    28 February 2011

Funded under:

FP6-MOBILITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 971 284

  • EU contribution

    € 3 702 750

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITE CLAUDE BERNARD LYON 1

France