BIOART - Training network for developing innovative (bio)artificial devices for treatment of kidney and liver disease
- CORDIS - PROJECTS 31/10/2014
Renal and liver diseases are global public health problems, with the incidences of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and end-stage liver disease (ESLD) rising annually. Due to the lack of donor kidneys, most of ESRD patients depend on dialysis treatment using either an artificial kidney or the peritoneal membrane. Both modes are inefficient in removing uremic waste molecules and inadequately remove excess body fluids, potassium and phosphate contributing significantly to severe patient health problems, poor life quality and high mortality (15-20% per year). The impairment of liver functions has also serious implications and it is responsible for high rates of patient morbidity and mortality. Presently, liver transplantation remains the treatment of choice for ESLD patients but it is limited by both the high costs and severe shortage of donor organs. BIOART ITN will provide state-of-the-art multidisciplinary training for a cohort of 16 young researchers in order to equip them with the skills required to make a significant impact in the treatment of kidney and liver diseases.
From 2012-12-01 to 2016-11-30
Total cost: EUR 3 792 616
EU contribution: EUR 3 792 616
Coordinated in: Netherlands
Subprogramme: FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN - Marie-Curie Action: "Initial Training Networks"
Call for proposal: FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN
Funding scheme: MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)
Coordinator: - UNIVERSITEIT TWENTENetherlands
UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE III - France
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT - Netherlands
UNIVERSITE DE TECHNOLOGIE DE COMPIEGNE - France
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE - Italy
UNIVERSITAET LEIPZIG - Germany
UNIVERSITA DELLA CALABRIA - Italy
EXCORLAB GMBH - Germany
GVS S P A - Italy
Bionethos Innovation GmbH - Germany
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