Using EU-research funding to help improve citizens’ lives, medical knowledge, and enable high-tech industries are among the goals of the Digital Agenda for Europe (see IP/10/581, MEMO/10/199 and MEMO/10/200).
First results of the project clearly demonstrate the cost effectiveness and benefits of patient-specific surgical planning. The next step is making the software commercially available. This commercialisation will be a first step towards the routine clinical use of PASSPORT results.
The PASSPORT project started in June 2008 and ended in December 2011. The total cost was €5,457,174 of which €3,635,049 came from EU funding.
PASSPORT Project co-ordinator: IRCAD (France)
• Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule • Zürich (Switzerland)
• Technische Universität München (Germany)
• Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (UK)
• Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (France)
• Universität Leipzig (Germany)
• University College London (UK)
• Université de Strasbourg (France)
• KARL STORZ GmbH & CO. KG (Germany)
• Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (France)
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Director, Centre for Medical Image Computing, University College London (UCL)
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