3D animation of the EDEN2020 flexible catheter steering through the brain

EDEN2020’s story on film

Discover the full EDEN2020 story, from biomimicry to a novel fully functional robotic system, in this impactful video created with h10 agency. The pinnacle of a 15-year internationally collaborative research journey in precision medicine; discover the novel EDEN2020 flexible and steerable catheter, developed for minimally invasive neurosurgery and driven by a state-of-the-art robotic platform. In …

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New paper on brain drug-delivery directionality published in PNAS

Caroline Brogan, original article published by Imperial College London News in Brief New research has confirmed recent findings that the direction at which drug-delivering needles enter the brain affects how well medicine permeates to treat brain diseases like glioblastoma. The new paper, published in PNAS, is the first time that researchers have used real tissue …

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EDEN2020 student Fouzia Khan successfully defends her PhD

Original article published on Surgical Robotics Lab, 11 May 2021. Congratulations to EDEN PhD student Fouzia Khan, who successfully defended her PhD! The defence of her doctoral thesis titled “Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors for Flexible Medical Instruments” was held on 12 of May 2021 at the University of Groningen. Thesis summary: The main objective of …

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Trust in the machine: EDEN2020’s PI interviewed for Practical Patient Care

Professor Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena, EDEN2020’s Principal Investigator and co-director of the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery at Imperial College London, spoke to Mae Losasso for Practical Patient Care, sharing his insights into the future applications of AI in surgery. Original article written by Mae Losasso, published in Practical Patient Care Issue 27, 2021. ‘Although …

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Marlene (left) and Eloise (right) after a long day of system testing at the EDEN2020 clinical partner site in Lodi, Italy.

Time for celebration as two more EDEN2020 PhD students receive their doctorates

We are extremely proud to share that EDEN2020 PhD students Eloise Matheson and Marlene Pinzi have been awarded their doctorates, we caught up with them on their EDEN2020 experience and plans for the future. Supervised by Professor Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena and Professor Daniele Dini, Marlene’s thesis developed novel computer-assisted planning tools to facilitate surgeons …

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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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