Archives March 2019

Today marks the official start of RESTORE – Health by Advanced Therapies, entering the preparatory phase to become a Large-Scale Research Initiative.

Advanced Therapies are new treatment modalities (e.g. cell and gene therapy, tissue engineering) that aim to consign the never-ending treatment of chronic ailments to the past and instead offer sustained improvement and even cures. To enable Europe to become a competitive leader in this field, RESTORE is defining an Advanced Therapies roadmap 2021-2030 for Europe.

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The Magneuron project: remote-controlling cells to cure neurodegenerative diseases

01 MARCH 2019 P.M.Fornasari On average, people are living longer than ever before, and that’s good news. However, ageing populations mean higher rates of certain illnesses, such as neurodegenerative disorders. A prominent example of is Parkinson’s disease, a medical condition that already affects 6.5 million people worldwide. This number is expected to more than double

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The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine Publishes First-Ever Rare Disease Report, Detailing Financial & Clinical Progress of 323 Rare-Disease Focused Cell & Gene Therapy Developers Worldwide

01 March 2019 P.M.Fornasari Rare diseases affect fewer than roughly five in 10,000 people worldwide. Approximately 80% of rare diseases have identified genetic origins, and are often debilitating; about 30% of children with a rare disease will die before their fifth birthday. There are roughly 30 million people in the U.S. living with a rare

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FDA cautions patients, providers about using robotically-assisted surgical devices for mastectomy and other cancer-related surgeries

March 1 2019 P.M. Fornasari “Certain patients with cancer may require surgical procedures to treat or prevent the spread of cancer in their body. These procedures are often associated with improved survival outcomes for these patients. However, today we are warning patients and providers that the use of robotically-assisted surgical devices for any cancer-related surgery

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