The medical team during the invivo trial of the catheter insertion

Through the eye of the needle: EDEN2020 performs the very first live flexible needle insertion

From an idea of wasp ovipositors and neurosurgery 13 years ago, to an EU-funded Horizon2020 research project, to now the world’s first flexible catheter insertion, EDEN2020 has come so far. We take a look at how far EDEN2020 has progressed from Professor Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena’s chance dinner conversation, to an amazing consortium of EU …

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Marlene with a child playing with the computer simulation

EDEN2020 showcase at the Great Exhibition Road Festival in London

 The EDEN2020 engineers and researchers were out again teaching our future scientists and families all about the project at the Great Exhibition Road Festival held in London, June 2019. I’m not a robot. It is not something you had to tick when entering the Robot Zone of the Great Exhibition Road Festival over the …

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EDEN steerable catheter in a display case

Xograph showcases EDEN2020’s steerable needle at Med-Tech Innovation Expo

Over two days in May, Xograph showcased EDEN2020’s catheter/steerable needle at one of the UK & Ireland’s leading medtech expos joining 250 other exhibitors with access to over 4,000 attendees. Xograph Healthcare, EDEN2020’s research & development and manufacturing partner, exhibited at the recent Med-Tech Innovation Expo in May which was held for the first time …

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Marta talking to high school students with presentation slides

Generating future STEM Leaders

The Research Project Management Office spent a day with high-school students part of the Generating Genius Programme – charity propelling under-represented groups into STEM careers. What a blast it was to be part of the Generating Genius (GG) visit to Imperial College London. As part of the week-long visit Dr Marta Archanco along with Siobhan …

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people wearing EDEN2020 polo shirts talking to people

What do a wasp, a brain and cancer treatment have in common? The stinger of course!

EDEN2020 went after-hours at the Natural History Museum in London in March with their “Marvellous Medical Monsters” pop-up science station The teaser question was put to the wider public by the EDEN2020 team at the most recent Natural History Museum Lates (NHMLates) in March. In response, onlookers quickly turned to curious participants and dived-in to …

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Imperial Lates, Wonder Women logo

Wonder Women of EDEN2020: celebrating its inspiring women

EDEN2020 celebrate its inspiring women at Imperial College London’s, Imperial Lates: Wonder Women. Once a month and on the backdrop of a theme, Imperial opens its doors to the public at Imperial Lates. The public is invited to discuss, debate, create and explore the latest in science and engineering at Imperial. Marking Women at Imperial Week and International …

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Alice Segato and Marco Vidotto standing next to the EDEN2020 science station at Maker Faire Rome

EDEN2020 showcases in Rome and Milan

The EDEN2020 team from Politecnico di Milano had the great opportunity to showcase EDEN2020 in two events; Maker Faire Rome and Meet me Tonight in Milan. Maker Faire Rome took place over three days from 12-14 October 2018 and welcomed more than 10,000 curious visitors from all ages, background and scientific cultures. With the Faire’s …

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Ferdinando and Riccardo standing in front of a 2019 happy new year sign

EDEN2020 Visit ITRI Taiwan

In January 2019, EDEN2020’s Principal Investigator, Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena, and Riccardo Secoli were invited by the British Office in Taipei to join a delegation to Taiwan. As part of the agenda, Ferdinando presented on the Consortium’s progress for EDEN2020 to senior members of research institutions like ITRI and to government officials, such as Dabing Xie, …

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tom and eloise in front of ROBIO 2018 banner

Members Present at ROBIO 2018

In December 2018, members of IMPERIAL’s research team, Eloise Matheson and Tom Watts, travelled to Malaysia for the 2018 IEEE Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO conference). The theme of the ROBIO 2018 was ‘Fusion of Robotics, Biomimetics and Al’ which reflected the industries interests in robotics and biomimetics, and rapid development in artificial intelligence. …

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Ferdinando presenting to people sitting at a long table

EDEN2020’s 2nd External Expert Advisory Board Meeting

On the 18th November 2018, members of the External Expert Advisory Board (EEAB) travelled to London for EDEN2020’s second meeting, which provides a platform for the team to receive timely and regular feedback on the project outputs and its application to current neurosurgical needs. Members include Alexandra Golby (Harvard Medical School), Arya Nabavi (International Neuroscience …

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