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EDEN2020 study finds direction of fluid injection in the brain, affects drug uptake

EDEN2020 seminal paper published that answers the question, how do fluids flow inside the brain and why do we need steerable needles as the ultimate solution for cancer therapy? EDEN2020 partners have finally proven what they set out to do over 5 years ago: that directionality of needle insertion plays a crucial role when infusing …

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EDEN2020 paper gains traction

The paper is set as journal feature and highlight article on Imperial News EDEN2020 recent paper published in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, has been selected as a feature article in the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (TBME) April Issue. Titled “Infusion Mechanisms in Brain White Matter and Their Dependence on Microstructure: An Experimental Study …

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New EDEN2020 paper “Glioma biopsies Classification Using Raman Spectroscopy and Machine Learning Models on Fresh Tissue Samples”

This study “further supported the translational development of real-time tissue analysis with RS in oncological brain surgery and yielded novel findings in the biochemical features of the brain tissue affected by glioma.” The paper is freely available via MDPI Open Access Riva, M., Sciortino, T., Secoli, R., D’Amico, E., Moccia, S., Fernandes, B., Nibali, M.C., …

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EDEN2020 receives 6-month project extension

Funding body, European Commission provides some breathing room for Horizon2020 projects due to impacts of COVID-19. EDEN2020 has been granted a 6-month no-cost extension from its funding body, the European Commission. COVID-19 has had a considerable impact on the progress of EDEN2020’s preclinical work. Like many Horizon2020 projects involved in clinical trials, EDEN2020 was required …

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EDEN2020 PhD students receive doctorate with highest honours

Alberto Favaro and Marco Vidotto receive PhD cum laude with their work on the EDEN2020 robotic system. It is a proud moment for the EDEN2020 consortium. Alberto Favaro and Marco Vidotto from The Polytechnic University of Milan (POLIMI) have successfully defended their doctorates and were awarded PhDs cum laude; the highest award given. Alberto was …

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EDEN2020’s team at Imperial win President’s Award

An award for one EDEN2020 partner institution that speaks to all EDEN2020’s EU partners and their collaborative partnership. The Mechatronics in Medicine (MiM) Laboratory, who are the Imperial College London arm of EDEN2020 have received recognition from their institution with the President’s award for Outstanding Research Team. EDEN2020 served as part of the evidentiary basis …

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Testing the road to market: EDEN2020 explores exploitation possibilities through new venture, Neoptera Surgical.

EDEN2020 researcher, Dr Riccardo Secoli tests the waters of bringing the steerable catheter system to clinical practice via entrepreneurship programmes. Header photo by Piron Guillaume on Unsplash The EDEN2020 project has developed extensively over the years. From humble beginnings of mimicking the way a wood-wasp bends and flexes its ovipositor to reach unreachable targets with accuracy, the …

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Ten years in the making

EDEN2020 team publish paper on the steerable needle simulation; embodying ten years of work. Paper: An adaptive finite element model for steerable needles in Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology (2020) by Michele Terzano, Daniele Dini, Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena, Andrea Spagnoli &  Matthew Oldfield.   If we go directly to the abstract, the paper is about the development of …

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Come one, come HAL.

Smartest robotic tech showcased in Europe for the European Robotics Forum 2020. EDEN2020 presentation from the forum available for all. EDEN2020’s Prof Elena de Momi of Politecnico di Milano presented on EDEN2020’s steerable robotic catheter at the most prominent forum for the robotics community in Europe. Prof. de Momi’s presentation titled, “Smart planning and sensing …

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EDEN2020 at the CBTDDC workshop

The second Workshop on Drug Delivery to the Brain, run by the Children’s Brain Tumour Drug Delivery Consortium (CBTDDC) occurred last month in Edinburgh, UK (27th February). EDEN2020’s senior engineer from Imperial College London, Dr Riccardo Secoli took the EDEN2020 pop-up station to the workshop and engaged with fellow researchers and scientists. The workshop comprised …

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