MEDDICA

Medical Devices Design in Cardiovascular Applications

 Coordinatore UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON 

 Organization address address: GOWER STREET
city: LONDON
postcode: WC1E 6BT

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Martin
Cognome: Scott
Email: send email
Telefono: 442031000000

 Nazionalità Coordinatore United Kingdom [UK]
 Totale costo 2˙903˙444 €
 EC contributo 2˙903˙444 €
 Programma FP7-PEOPLE
Specific programme "People" implementing the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007 to 2013)
 Code Call FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008
 Funding Scheme MC-ITN
 Anno di inizio 2009
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2009-09-01   -   2013-08-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

 Organization address address: GOWER STREET
city: LONDON
postcode: WC1E 6BT

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Martin
Cognome: Scott
Email: send email
Telefono: 442031000000

UK (LONDON) coordinator 545˙983.75
2    THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

 Organization address address: FIRTH COURT WESTERN BANK
city: SHEFFIELD
postcode: S10 2TN

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Gill
Cognome: Wells
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 114 2221434
Fax: +44 114 2221455

UK (SHEFFIELD) participant 427˙404.90
3    UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

 Organization address address: SPUI 21
city: AMSTERDAM
postcode: 1012WX

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Alfons
Cognome: Hoekstra
Email: send email
Telefono: 31205257543
Fax: 31205257419

NL (AMSTERDAM) participant 419˙376.10
4    POLITECNICO DI MILANO

 Organization address address: PIAZZA LEONARDO DA VINCI 32
city: MILANO
postcode: 20133

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Gabriele
Cognome: Dubini
Email: send email
Telefono: 390224000000
Fax: 390224000000

IT (MILANO) participant 409˙307.80
5    UNIVERSITATEA TEHNICA CLUJ-NAPOCA

 Organization address address: STR CONSTANTIN DAICOVICIU 15
city: CLUJ NAPOCA
postcode: 400020

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Dan Viorel
Cognome: Rafiroiu
Email: send email
Telefono: 40264592903
Fax: 40264594548

RO (CLUJ NAPOCA) participant 290˙193.20
6    TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

 Organization address address: DEN DOLECH 2
city: EINDHOVEN
postcode: 5612 AZ

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Frans
Cognome: Van De Vosse
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 40 2474218
Fax: +31 40 2447355

NL (EINDHOVEN) participant 216˙352.10
7    CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

 Organization address address: Rue Michel -Ange 3
city: PARIS
postcode: 75794

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Gilles
Cognome: Pulvermuller
Email: send email
Telefono: 330320000000
Fax: 330344000000

FR (PARIS) participant 207˙552.40
8    ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA

 Organization address address: Viale Regina Elena 299
city: ROMA
postcode: 161

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Rosa Maria
Cognome: Martoccia
Email: send email
Telefono: 390650000000
Fax: 390650000000

IT (ROMA) participant 200˙803.90
9    ANSYS UK LIMITED

 Organization address address: Castle street 47
city: Reading
postcode: RG1 7SR

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Justin
Cognome: Penrose
Email: send email
Telefono: 4408700000000
Fax: 4408700000000

UK (Reading) participant 186˙469.80

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training    industry    software    network    academic    medical    stents    marie    meddica    vph    career    models    engineering    cardiovascular    young    life    curie    researcher    valves    complementary    initial    skills   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'We propose an innovative, multi-disciplinary and multi-centre Marie Curie Initial Training Network; “MeDDiCA” (Medical Devices Design in Cardiovascular Applications) focused on Cardiovascular Engineering and Medical Devices. MeDDiCA Early Stage Researchers will build a career in cardiovascular engineering founded on both “skills for life” (communication skills, research and project management, IP, patenting, entrepreneurship, etc.) and “academic and technical skills”. The ultimate aim of MeDDiCA is to form well-rounded individuals, unlocking their potential in order to give them tools to succeed in an extremely changing area. To achieve this, the training must complement the existing background of each researcher to produce researchers capable of approaching a wide range of cardiovascular engineering applications. MeDDiCA will raise the profile and improve the career prospects of researchers who are in the first five years of their careers by offering structured training in cardiovascular engineering as well as providing complementary skills (“skills for life”). The technical skills will be applied to the study of cardiovascular medical devices through individual research projects, employing research methods including multi-scale modelling, 3D numerical simulation, in-vitro and ex-vivo laboratory models and experimentation. A strong focus on clinical and industrial translation will provide a consistent training programme for MeDDiCA researchers. Valves and stents have been chosen as exemplar applications to focus the scientific effort of MeDDiCA. Critical to the success of this Marie Curie Initial Training Network is the engagement of both academic research groups and industry to develop a varied and complementary training programme encompassing different aspects of the cardiovascular engineering field. The proposed ITN will have significant synergies with the EU-funded VPH Network of Excellence (VPH NoE).'

Introduzione (Teaser)

EU-funding has helped the field of medical devices advance through the training of young researchers, and through knowledge transfer from researchers to industry.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Europe is faced with an ageing population and an increased demand for quality, personalised medical care. Because of this, the EU is the world's largest market for medical devices.

The 'Medical devices design in cardiovascular applications' (http://www.rns4u.com/portfolio/projects/34-meddica (MEDDICA)) project was established to further the state of the art in medical devices. In particular, the project focused on researcher training and improved evaluation of medical devices.

MEDDICA researchers developed models and other software for simulations and the design of medical devices, linking these to popular design software. The technologies were applied to devices such as arteriovenous fistulae (a connection between an artery and a vein), mechanical heart valves, catheters and left ventricular assist devices.

The team also collaborated with clinicians to better understand why medical devices fail. MEDDICA worked with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to study ruptured stents in specific patients with a view to improving stent design.

Importantly, training was provided to several young researchers over the course of the project. Once completed, the overall outcomes were communicated through several academic papers as well as a book titled 'Medical Devices Design in Cardiovascular Applications'.

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