A major task within the VISICORT project entails three multi-centre clinical studies to analyze bio-samples from more than 700 human subjects. This important aspect of VISICORT is being coordinated by Prof Dr Jesper Hjörtdal at the Aarhus University Hospital NBG in Denmark. A multi-centre, “cross-sectional” clinical analysis study involves people (goal: 420 participants) with existing corneal transplants (CT) […]
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VISICORT partners met October 11 and 12, 2018 in Berlin to provide research updates and share future plans for the next six months of the project. After opening remarks by host Prof Uwe Pleyer of Charité and Andreas Hüser of CRO, Mark Sweetnam of Pintail Limited reminded partners of upcoming and remaining reporting obligations and deadlines. […]
VISICORT PI Peadar Mac Gabhann of Biostór was interviewed and presented a case study in cell therapy transports in the September 2018 CELL SERIES newsletter. In the interview, Peadar describes his experience within VISICORT: “Each transport of cell therapy products requires in-depth, case-by-case analysis & validation. This is very difficult to anticipate and plan in […]
VISICORT’s concept, mission and progress will be presented by Peadar MacGabhann, Managing Director of Biostór at the Biobanking 2019 meeting in Porto. The two-day meeting runs for the 14th and 15th of February 2019 and is part of the Biotech Pharma Summit conference series. The event will bring together the world’s leading experts in biorepositories, policymakers, and scientific […]
VISICORT celebrates its first validation shipment of Stromal Cells from CCMI Galway to Charité Research Organisation (CRO) in Berlin for the commencement of the VISICORT clinical trial. In the pictures below, Aoife Duffy, Manufacturing Manager at Centre for Cell Manufacturing Ireland (CCMI) at the National University of Ireland Galway is holding the first cell shipment. […]
EU funded projects VISICORT, ADIPOA-2, AUTOSTEM and NEPHSTROM coordinated by the Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI) at National University of Ireland, Galway exhibited at a unique outreach activity targeted at primary school students. The event called the START competition was the brainchild of the Health Research Board (Ireland)’s Trials Methodology Research Network (HRB-TMRN) in Galway. In celebration of International Clinical Trials Day […]
PI Dr Jesper Hjortdal (right) and Henrik Sejersen (left), Clinical Optometrist at the University Hospital Aarhus in Denmark presented VISICORT at the ARVO 2018 conference. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) meeting was held from 29 April – 3 May in Honolulu, Hawaii USA. This year’s theme was ‘Imaging in the Eye’. The VISICORT study was titled […]
A VISICORT study was published recently in Stem Cells. The body of research entitled “Inter‐Species Incompatibilities Limit the Immunomodulatory Effect of Human Mesenchymal Stromal Cells in the Rat” by Paul Lohan, Oliver Treacy, Maurice Morcos, Ellen Donohoe, Yvonne O’Donoghue, Aideen E Ryan, Stephen J Elliman, Thomas Ritter and Matthew D Griffin was accepted for publication on […]
The VISICORT consortium was hosted by Biostór Ireland in Wexford on April 26 – 27 2018 for a plenary meeting. After work package updates were provided, the focus of the meeting became future plans for the remaining months of the project. Discussions focussed on the clinical trial timeline, the publication plans, the future of the […]
Prof Thomas Ritter, NUI Galway presented Dr Paul Lohan’s VISICORT findings at the Cornea and Ocular Surface Biology and Pathology meeting. The conference was held in Ventura, California from February 18-23 2018. The 2018 conference theme was ‘Defining the Mechanisms Through Which the Cornea, Tear Film and Immune System Operate Under Pathological Conditions’. Thomas’ presentation […]
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