ASST Pavia - healthcare procurer in Lombardy region, Italy - invites interested bidders to submit offers for their new pre-commercial procurement (PCP) which poses a disruptive R&D challenge to the market: the evaluation of the fragility of the coronary atherosclerotic plaque, which could revolutionize the prevention of acute myocardial infarction. This PCP is co-financed by the European Structural and Investment Funds and supported by the European Assistance for Innovation Procurement. Deadline for submitting offers: 31 August 2018.

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The first Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) in Lombardy region from 2014 successfully developed a new automated hospital bed mover that will save €1Mio per year per hospital (tested in Niguarda hospital). Following this success, Lombardy region conducted open market consultations for new PCPs on 3 topics in the healthcare domain on 12 October 2017: 1) Evaluation of the fragility of the coronary atherosclerotic plaque 2) Robotic exoskeleton for motor rehabilitation in neurological patients with upper limb motor deficit 3) Safe Bronco Aspiration

The call for tenders for the PCPs on topics 2) and 3) were already launched beginning this year.

The call for tender for the PCP on topic 3) is now open. Read the contact notice, download all tender documents and consult the initial description of the needs for the 3 new PCPs. More background information about the 3rd procurement can be found on the eafip website.

For more information about the Lombardy Niguarda PCP from 2014, please consult the eafip toolkit (modules 1 and 2) and the following article (in Italian).