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Biomedicine and Health - Programme outline

Council Decision: Official Journal L 361 of 31.12.1994

Duration: 5.12.1994 - 31.12.1998

EU contribution: ECU 358 million

Aims: Better understanding of the human body's basic mechanisms for maintaining health.
Addressing the social aspects linked to health care.
Basis for completing the European internal market in health services and for medical devices and pharmaceutical products.
Previous programmes: Medical/health research, genome analysis, biomedicine and health (1991-94)
Areas of researchBudget breakdown (%)
1. Pharmaceuticals research 11
2. Research into biomedical technology and engineering 11
3. Brain research 12
4. Research into diseases with major socio-economic impact:
from basic research into clinical practice
4.1 Cancer research
4.2 Research into AIDS, tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
4.3 Research into cardiovascular diseases
4.4 Research into chronic diseases, ageing and age-related problems
4.5 Research into occupational and environmental health
4.6 Research into "Orphan" illnesses
42
5. Human genome research 12
6. Public health research, including health services research 10
7. Research into biomedical ethics
Horizontal activities: ethical, social and legal aspects, demonstration
2
Type of support:
  • Shared-cost contracts
    • RTD projects Areas 1, 2, 3 and 5
    • Basic research within thematic networks
    • Demonstration projects
  • Concerted actions Areas 4, 6 and 7
  • Specific measures
  • Accompanying measures (studies, seminars, conferences, training, etc.)

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