Apr 06, 2016

IMPROVE invited to EFFRA FoF Impact workshop

The European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA) together with the European commission will hold a workshop on the Impact of the Factories of the Future PPP  on April 14th and 15th in Brussels. The workshop aims at reporting on the success and impact of a selection of ongoing and completed PPP projects from FP7 and Horizon 2020. IMPROVE is invited and will take...
Apr 05, 2016

New project ScreenTB strives to make testing for active tuberculosis easier

According to the WHO, 1.5 million people were killed by TB in 2014. It now ranks alongside HIV as a leading cause of death worldwide. It is crucial for people who are affected by both HIV and TB to be reliably diagnosed with the latter, because the tuberculosis skin test can be compromised by HIV. The high burden of undiagnosed TB fuels on-going transmission and poor treatment outcomes. In...
Apr 04, 2016

One year of TRADITOM: Older and wiser

Following the official project start in March 2015, all TRADITOM partners have taken significant initial steps towards the realisation of the project’s objectives. Within year one, partners have put together the largest collection of European traditional tomato varieties by requesting seeds from seed banks, research laboratories and farmers associations. The initial aim of 1.200 varieties...
Mar 16, 2016

Improving yield and quality of tomato varieties in the face of climate change

Fresh fruits and vegetables are essential components of a healthy diet and are part of our everyday meals. For instance, fleshy fruits such as tomatoes, oranges or cherries provide an important source of vitamins, minerals, fibres and antioxidants. However, in the face of rapidly changing and increasingly extreme climate conditions, there is a need to design new strategies aimed at maintaining...
Mar 16, 2016

New Horizon 2020 project G2P-SOL

Potato, tomato, pepper and eggplant together make up 66% of the horticultural crop production in Europe, and potato alone is the staple food for over 800 million people worldwide. These four crops belong to the Solanaceae family, and their centres of biodiversity are in South America (tomato and potato), Central America (pepper), Africa and South-East Asia (eggplant). Their transfer to Europe in...
Mar 11, 2016

Exciting results in the treatment of Prodromal Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)

The Lipididiet project has just released a two year study that reveals a medical food in the form of a daily nutritional drink can help to conserve memory, the ability to think and perform everyday tasks, as well as reduce brain shrinkage in people with Prodromal Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) Topline results from the European LipiDiDiet clinical trial were presented at the Advances in Alzheimer’s...
Mar 02, 2016

Book your seat!

Eurice is happy to announce that the registration for the next – free of charge – International Exploitation Workshop set to take place in Dublin on  May 11-12, 2016 is now open! The IP training event will address the overall topic of how to create value through professional management and exploitation of IP – with a special focus on IP in the field of healthcare. Based on a very practical...
Mar 01, 2016

New EU project to improve quality and efficiency of berry fruit production in Europe

Fresh berries are highly popular in Europe all year around: In recent years, consumer demand for fresh berries outside the main production season has increased significantly. Strategically important berries for the EU market, such as strawberries, raspberries or black currant, are grown in Europe itself, but demand is much higher than European production capacity and the market relies on imports...
Feb 25, 2016

Eurice beteiligt sich am Gesundheitskongress „SALUT! DaSein gestalten. 2016“

Über 700 Teilnehmer, darunter mehr als 100 Topreferenten aus Deutschland und Europa, diskutierten 2015 beim ersten Kongress »SALUT! DaSein gestalten.« mit neuem Blick auf Versorgung und Gesundheitswirtschaft. SALUT! geht in die zweite Runde. Der Gesundheitskongress findet am 13. & 14. April 2016 im Kongresszentrum Saarbrücken statt. Auch 2016 verknüpft SALUT! Impulse von...
Feb 10, 2016

CARAT is kicking off to develop an innovative cell manufacturing platform

Cancer is highlighted by the WHO as one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity. For instance, in Europe alone, more than 50,000 people die of leukaemia every year. In response to this major health issue a consortium of eight partners has gathered together in the new EU-funded project CARAT taking on the mission to deliver new methods to enable the wide use of novel personalized cancer...