Project news, updates, and announcements.
The EUPHORIA team enjoyed a very productive meeting in Besancon, France last week. The meeting ran over 2 days (23 and 24 January 2020) and all the partners were represented.
Researchers presented updates on all workstreams. IMASONIC and iThera outlined the significant progress made on improving the probe and transducer for the MSOT device. Final testing of the prototypes will be completed shortly and the choice of the transducer for use in the trial will be confirmed. Testing to date shows significant improvements. Software tasks in WP3 (led by Rayfos) are also well advanced.
Now that the EUPHORIA study protocol is near-final, work in WP4 by iThera and UK Erlangen is focused on preparations for the trial and obtaining ethical approval. Plans were discussed for a study workshop with the Advisory Board in February.
Preliminary work on certification of the device has already commenced in WP5 and dissemination and communication activities continue, with the new project video due for release shortly.
By the end of the meeting, the partners had agreed to a plan for the busy months ahead. Many thanks to our hosts in IMASONIC for a very fruitful and enjoyable event!
We have created a EUPHORIA concept slide to facilitate dissemination efforts for our partners.
You can download the slide and our promotional brochure on our Promotional Materials page https://euphoria2020.eu/promotional-materials/.
EUPHORIA Coordinators iThera Medical GmbH Biomedizinische Bildgebung exhibited at the 43. Dreiländertreffen der DEGUM, ÖGUM und SGUM in Leipzig, Germany. The ultrasound meeting, Ultraschall 2019, ran from October 16th-19th, 2019. There was a dedicated session to IBD (aka CED in German). EUPHORIA brochures were available at iThera’s booth, F32 where iThera Medical‘s CEO Christian Wiest (pictured below) was on hand to explain their MSOT technologies and EUPHORIA’s Fast-Track-to-Innovation plans.
According to this year’s congress motto “Shaping the present and the future with ultrasound”, the focus of the congress was on practical training in theory and practice as well as in the translation of the latest scientific findings.
See the meeting programme (in German) below or here.
Dr Ferdinand Knieling from the University Hospital Erlangen was awarded the Adalbert Czerny Award 2019 from the German Society for Pediatrics and Youth Medicine for his work on innovative diagnostic methods. Ferdinand was the first to apply a newly developed multispectral optoacoustic (MSOT) imaging method, which non-invasively provides information about tissue composition, on patients with chronic inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Read the press release from iThera Medical Gmbh here.
EUPHORIA partners iThera Medical are hosting a one-day meeting: Optoacoustic Imaging Meeting 2019 at the University Hospital Essen in Germany on November 14, 2019. Enjoy a day of scientific talks on breakthrough research facilitated by iThera’s optoacoustic imaging systems. The meeting will run from 10:30- 17:30 and an evening reception will follow. Registration is free.
View the meeting agenda, speakers’ list and register here.