EU-industry funded researchers have worked to identify and characterise signs of cancer, particularly colon cancers, and patients' responses to different types of treatment.
EC and EIB grant EUR 20m loan to speed up solutions for the prevention and treatment of antibiotic–resistant infections
This key loan is designed to finance Da Volterra, a French biopharmaceutical company, toward the development in the area of prevention and treatment of antibiotic-resistant serious infectious and hospital-acquired diseases. This financial support is being provided under Horizon 2020, the current EU framework programme for research and innovation., and more particularly the InnovFin Infectious Diseases Finance Facility, which offers bespoke products for financing high-risk projects in the field of infectious diseases.
Personalised medicine days in Toulouse and LondonEU–funded project U-PGx aims to address major challenges and obstacles for the implementation of pharmacogenomics testing in patient care, taking into account the diversity of healthcare systems and citizens across Europe. As part of the dissemination and outreaching activities the project will organise the personalised medicine days:
- U-PGx Personalised Medicine Public Day, 17 November 2017, Toulouse, France, under the theme "Pharmacogenomics in Oncology: Deciphering the Ethical, Legal and Societal Issues"
- U-PGx Personalised Medicine Public Day, 6 December 2017, London, UK, under the theme "Is personalised medicine available for all citizens?"
- U-PGx project
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Health, demographic change and wellbeing' Info Day – 8 December 2017
With the principle of better health for all at its core, Horizon 2020's Societal Challenge 1 (Health, demographic change and wellbeing) will be presented during the Health Information Day on 8 December 2017 in Brussels. Societal Challenge 1 (expected budget approx.. EUR 2 billion) focuses on personalised health and care, infectious diseases and improving global health, innovative and sustainable health systems, decoding the role of the environment (including climate change) for health and wellbeing, digital transformation and cybersecurity in health and care. Draft programme and registrations will follow.
Related to the Health Open Info Day, the Directorate-General for Research & Innovation supports two events organised on 7 December 2017 (Brussels): Innovation Procurement in health care and the Partnering Event coordinated by the EU–funded project Health-NCP-Net 2.0.
- Innovation Procurement in health care: Draft Agenda / Registration
- Health-NCP-Net 2.0 Partnering Event
New rare disease research goals for the next decade
The International Rare Diseases Research Consortium is proud to announce the new vision and goals for 2017-2027. The new vision will enable all people living with a rare disease to receive an accurate diagnosis, care, and available therapy within one year of coming to medical attention. The European Commission is committed to support IRDiRC's new targets through Horizon 2020, the current EU framework programme for research and innovation.
Commission launches public consultation on Health and Care in the Digital Single Market
The European Commission launches a public consultation today on how Europe should promote digital innovation in health and care, for the benefits of citizens and of health systems in Europe. This consultation will help us to identify how to empower citizens, medical professionals and researchers; to ensure a right for citizens to have an electronic health record that they can access from everywhere in the EU, to improve prevention, rapid response to pandemic threats, personalised treatments and care.
- Press release
- Public Consultation: Transformation Health and Care in the Digital Single Market
- Digital Single Market - consultations
Innovative Medicines Initiative – new calls out
The Innovative Medicines Initiative has launched two Calls for proposals open, giving researchers from diverse sectors the opportunity to participate in ambitious public-private partnerships that will pave the way for the development of the medicines of the future. The deadline for both calls is 24 October 2017, 17:00, Brussels time.
Antimicrobial Resistance: Commission steps us the fight with new Action Plan
The Commission continues to scale up its fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR), with the launch of a second European Action Plan.
The new Action Plan is based on a One Health approach and focusses on supporting Member States, particularly in establishing, implementing and monitoring their National Action Plans. It also brings together EU funds and instruments to promote innovation and research against AMR and strengthen the EU's leading role in global fora, notably within the international organisations and with major trade partners.
24-26 September 2017, Prague, Czech Republic - Translational Medicine 2017: Enhancing Predictivity in Medicines Development, organised by EATRIS
6-7 October 2017, Vienna, Austria - Nephro Update Europe