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Delivering drugs right on target
Oral drug delivery systems, which could remove the need for hypodermic injections of, for example, insulin.

  Harder-wearing surgical implants
Advanced surface treatment techniques to improve the wear resistance of steel and titanium alloys used in surgical implants.
  Building cost-effective prototypes
Technology allowing surgeons to construct accurate pictures of patient organs from CT and MR scan data.
  Improving the performance of medical-grade polymers
Commercially viable biomaterial surface modification, to improve body and blood response to human implants.
  Medical diagnostics: the next generation
Ground breaking medical diagnostics systems for identifying pathogens and cancerous cells.
  Blood chemistry in real time
Microdialysis and computerised analysis techniques to monitor specific molecules in human blood.
  Accurate testing of bathing water
Standardised microbiological testing techniques in support of European directives on bathing water quality.
  The DNA map: a key tool in genetic medicine
A Europe-wide network of research laboratories contributes to the human genome mapping programme
  Preventing atypical cardiac arrests
A European clinical data bank monitors cases of unexpected cardiac arrest, particularly among young people
  A European network to combat cancer
The development of an EU clinical research network, contributing to the fight against cancer
  A North-South research partnership to combat infant mortality
Reducing third-world child mortality by developing new techniques to produce safer food
  Computers at the service of neuropsychological rehabilitation
53 research centres have produced computer modelling techniques used in the diagnosis and treatment of human brain damage
  Technology geared to the needs of the disabled
Electronic control and programming systems to enable disabled people to regain the use of paralysed limbs
  Dental prostheses: more effective, more comfortable
A novel system for securing dentures, improving efficiency and wearer comfort
  Animal health: second generation vaccines
Biotechnology produces second generation vaccines to combat disease in domestic and farm animals

Diagnosing and monitoring prostate cancer
Improving enzyme analysis in prostate cancer diagnosis and monitoring


Does your blood clot too fast or too slow?
CRM for accurate assessment of anticoagulant drugs in thrombosis treatment


Detecting disease with reliable blood tests
Human blood protein analysis in disease detection


Earlier treatment of thyroid cancer
Thyroid cancer diagnosis using blood thyroglobulin analysis

  Comparing condom tests
Testing for holes in condoms
  Combating cancer
Diagnosing prostate cancer by monitoring blood protein levels
Determining the damage caused by asbestos
Thousands of reference samples are needed to define the causes of lung diseases that may be linked to asbestos exposure.
Revolution in medical imaging
A simple lightweight instrument that lets doctors see their patients heartbeats.
Making the future brighter for children with diabetes
A better knowledge of what causes diabetes - a sometimes complex interaction between genetic and environmental factors - could help us predict its occurrence.
EVA: a helping hand for AIDS research
EVA has developed reagents and materials such as cell lines, living viruses and peptides which are helping the search for an AIDS vaccine.
Bad luck and the legacy of schizophrenia
We are learning more about the genes which cause this mental illness.
New drugs to measure
Why do some people react badly to some common medicines? The answer to this question is a step forward for the drugs industry.
Catching neutrons to combat cancer
The first clinical trial of boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) on brain tumour sufferers.
"Vaccine plants": a European première
A pharmacological revolution: oral vaccines made by plants themselves.
Restoring mobility to paralytics
Electric stimulation via neurone prostheses could counter various types of paralysis.
Cancer: on the track of the MET oncogene
A major advance in research on for detecting metastases.
The diabetes genes
The study of genes predisposing certain individuals to diabetes could have interesting applications in the field of pharmaceutical research.
Monitoring and understanding combined treatments for AIDS
Thanks to the work of the EuroSIDA network, public health data on the spread of disease - and therapies - are making it possible to improve treatment.
  When the brain reveals its secrets
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) allows us to study the structure of the brain, and thus improve diagnosis and therapy.
Blood stem cells on demand
A biological innovation could revolutionise transfusion methods and open the door to stem cell cultures for transplanting human tissues.