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kiNESIS

NovEl Strategies for treatIng tendon-to-bone injurieS - kiNESIS

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Project "kiNESIS" data sheet

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Coordinator
WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE 

Organization address
address: HERZL STREET 234
city: REHOVOT
postcode: 7610001
website: www.weizmann.ac.il

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 Coordinator Country Israel [IL]
 Total cost 150˙000 €
 EC max contribution 150˙000 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2016-PoC
 Funding Scheme ERC-POC
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-04-01   to  2018-09-30

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1    WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE IL (REHOVOT) coordinator 150˙000.00

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 Project objective

Body movement requires efficient transfer of force from contracting muscles to bone. Damage to the tendinous insertions is the 8th leading cause of disease burden and is the largest single cause of work loss in Europe. Historically, approaches for improving healing in these attachment units have focused on modifying repair techniques and rehabilitation protocols. These methods are proven to be very ineffective, since failure rates of as high as 94% are often reported. We have discovered that two distinct pools of progenitor cells form the tendon-to-bone attachment unit, known as “enthesis”. Moreover, we showed that these two pools are regulated separately via certain signalling pathways. These recent, yet exciting, findings gave rise to the novel idea that we can use these progenitors to regenerate the unique attachment unit, with the help also of the identified signalling pathways. The overall goal of our ERC PoC project is to take the first steps towards the development and pre-commercialisation of novel regenerative strategies for enhanced tendon-to-bone healing in the adult setting. Specifically, (1) the first target is to establish the technical feasibility of our idea by performing a series of in-vitro and in-vivo-experiments, the latter utilising a novel state-of-the-art rotator cuff enthesis injury model that we developed. If the results of our preclinical studies are successful, they will have a direct impact on future regenerative strategies for tendon-to-bone repair. (2) The second target of the kiNESIS project is to establish the commercialisation potential of our idea. The commercialisation can result in a truly revolutionising, simple and non-invasive needle-based therapy for tendon injuries.

 Publications

year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Felsenthal N, Rubin S, Stern T, Krief S, Pal D, Pryce BA, Schweitzer R, Zelzer E
Development of migrating tendon-bone attachments involves replacement of progenitor populations
published pages: , ISSN: 0950-1991, DOI:
Development 2019-04-18

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