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URGENT ERA Per Med Call 2019: Italian R&D Institution is looking for foreign SMEs to be involved in a transnational research project on cryo-stimulation for obese patients

Country of Origin: Italy
Reference Number: RDIT20190212001
Publication Date: 12 February 2019


Italian Research Hospital located in Piedmont Region is preparing a project proposal for the Call ERA Per Med 2019 - Joint Transnational Call for proposals for “Personalised Medicine: Multidisciplinary Research" - which aims at improving the cure and methodologies for obese patients. The hospital is looking for companies (notably SMEs)  active in the field of thermographic instrumentation and/or with clinical expertise in obesity. Partner search is restricted to ERA Per Med member countries.


There is some preliminary indirect evidence that cryo-stimulation may yield some therapeutic effects in obesity and that its anti inflammatory and antioxidant action may facilitate adaptive mechanisms of physical exercise in the obese subjects. The project is aimed at evaluating the effectiveness, in terms of weight loss, body composition, energy expenditure and functional capacity, of exposure to extreme cold through the use of a cryo-chamber for patients with morbid obesity undergoing a multidisciplinary rehabilitation program. Changes in body temperature, sympatric nervous activity, lipid metabolism, inflammatory status, oxydative stress, muscle metabolism will be investigated with state-of-the-art technologies. To complete the project consortium, the project coordinator is looking for a foreign SME active in the field of thermographic instrumentation and/or with clinical expertise in obesity.

Please note that partner search is limited to ERA Per Med member countries, listed below.

ERA PerMed is an ERA-NET Cofund, supported by 32 partners of 23 countries and cofunded by the European Commission (EC) under Horizon 2020. To reinforce the competitiveness of European players in Personalised Medicine, 31 funding organisations have agreed to launch the second Joint Transnational Call for research projects in Personalised Medicine (PM). The available budget for this call is EUR 30 million (approx.)

Deadline for EOIs: 25/02/2019

Call Deadlines (2-stages):
- Call opening: 09/01/2019
- Deadline for pre-proposal submission : 07/03/2019
- Deadline for full proposals: 17/06/2019

Requested partner

Type of partner sought: 
SMEs coming from one of the ERA Per Med member countries, with previous experience in the field of thermographic instrumentation and/or with clinical expertise in the field of obesity.

Role of partner sought:
-Provide morbidly obese patients with clinical expertise
-Provide thermographic analyses and functional measurements with state-of-the-art technology at pre-post
-Provide thermographic instrumentation

Dissemination Countries

Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Luxembourg, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Turkey

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