29.01.202418:30

GEMINI: project for stroke treatment

Personalised digital twin to treat ischemic and haemorrhagic stroke


The actions of the European project GEMINI officially started, funded by the European Union under the HORIZON program.

The project, lasting for 6 years, aims to create a new approach to revolutionize the treatment of patients affected by cerebral strokes. A digital twin will be developed to simulate the various possible treatments for a patient suffering from ischemic stroke or cerebral haemorrhage, thereby guiding clinicians in making the best therapeutic choices.

The team from the Politecnico di Milano, the Italian lead of the project, consists of researchers from the Laboratory of In Silico Medicine of the Department of Chemistry, Materials, and Chemical Engineering 'Giulio Natta', who boasts extensive experience in the field of numerical simulation of medical devices.

The anticipated contribution will lead to the development of a digital tool based on results obtained from computer simulations, allowing for a detailed study of various phases of clinical treatment, such as the removal of blood clots from cerebral vessels and the possible fragmentation that may occur.

The project has received funding of 10 million euros, involves 19 partners, and will be coordinated by the University Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam. The countries involved are: France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, Taiwan, Spain, the United States, Switzerland, and Hungary.

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