INCITE (Intelligent Catheters in Advanced Systems for Interventions) is a research project focusing on the development of a technology platform that will enable advanced imaging, sensing (pressure, force, biomarker) and steering functions to be integrated into (sub)millimetre size in-body catheters and surgical instruments for emerging complex minimally invasive cardio-, neuro-, and peripheral vascular interventions.
The devices that are developed in the project will accelerate the paradigm shift from costly, burdensome surgical treatments to cost-effective and patient-friendly minimally invasive interventions. It will also enable the creation of new advanced treatments for currently complex surgical procedures that will improve present therapies and increase the efficacy of treatments. These new technologies will improve patient outcome and by this lowering the tremendous economic and social cost of cardiovascular disease in society.
INCITE is an ENIAC JU project and is co-funded by grants from the Netherlands, Finland, Hungary, France, Ireland, Sweden, Spain, and Poland.
The ENIAC Joint Undertaking (JU) co-ordinates European nanoelectronics research activities through competitive calls for proposals. It is a public-private partnership, bringing together the ENIAC member states, the European Commission and AENEAS, the association of R&D actors in this field, to support growth and empower sustainable European competitiveness.
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