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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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EDEN2020 showcases amongst the most innovative tech at new lab in Milan

The official opening of the Leonardo Robotics Labs in Milan included engineers and researches showcasing their robots of tomorrow. Updated 19 Mar 2020 [additional external article added; Il Sole 24 ORE] The Leonardo Robotics Labs at the Milan Polytechnic officially opened in February. 500 square meters of the historic Carlo Erba building was transformed into …

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EDEN2020 goes to Taiwan

Image: ITRI and Imperial discussing the bespoke, steerable catheter which, the EDEN2020 are working hard to develop and revolutionise and advance cancer diagnostics and therapy. Collaborative relationship with not-for-profit research institute (ITRI) gets stronger. The EDEN2020 team from Imperial travelled to Taiwan in November 2019 and spent a 3-day intensive with Taiwan’s leading not-for-profit research …

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Snapshot – EDEN2020 the past 6 months

The EDEN2020 consortium have been busy submitting numerous deliverables and completing milestones this past May to October period and here is a snapshot of what they have been up to. All deliverables in work package (WP) Two – Measurement and Modelling of Drug Delivery in Neurosurgery – are completed and WP Four – Intra-operative Sensing …

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