Congratulations to LaTonya J. Hickson, Sandra M. Herrmann, Bairbre A. McNicholas and Matthew D. Griffin on their recent paper: Progress toward the clinical application of mesenchymal stromal cells and other disease-modulating regenerative therapies. The paper was published online in Kidney360 yesterday, January 27, 2021. Reference: Kidney360 January 2021, 10.34067/KID.0005692020; DOI: https://doi.org/10.34067/KID.0005692020. Download the pdf here.
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A trio of VISICORT PIs is set to present their work at the September 28-28, 2021 CDx Biomarkers and Biobanking BioTech Pharma Summit in Porto, Portugal. Dr Sophie Brouard, Team Leader, Director of Research at CNRS, INSERM will present a talk entitled: Immunological signatures as biomarkers in corneal transplantation. Prof of Transplant Biology at NUI […]
VISICORT partners met on Friday, November 27, 2020, for an online plenary meeting. All work packages were presented and plans were drawn up on what needs to occur in the remaining 4 months of the project. Major discussion points focussed on biomarker and immunological findings, the follow-up data collection for the prospective and clinical variable […]
We are pleased to report that VISICORT has been granted a 6-month no-cost extension from the European Commission to continue the project’s ongoing major research activities following delays caused by the COVID19 pandemic. This extension will provide the consortium with additional time for data collection and analysis from our three multi-centre clinical studies which are […]
The COrnée Practique & Scientifique (COP & S) meeting for ophthalmologists involved in cornea practice, and eye banking, will take place on November 12th and 13th, 2020 in Tours, France. The meeting consists of lectures, panel discussions, surgical videos, and satellite symposia. The two-day meeting is being co-coordinated by VISICORT PI Dr Bertrand Fabres based […]
On Saturday, August 15, 2020, in Berlin, a simultaneous face-to-face and virtual event occurred which involved 300 ophthalmologists! Hosted by the Eye Clinic at Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the theme of the event was Ophthalmology changing. The face-to-face portion of the event took place at the STATION Berlin conference centre. In the second session of the […]
VISICORT PIs Professors Malcolm Walkinshaw (University of Edinburgh) and Conor Murphy (RCSI, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) and Dr Karl Burgess and Lisa Imrie were recently awarded funding (£66,500) from the National Eye Research Centre (U.K.), (NERC) for the research project: A Multi-omics approach to eye tissue characterisation in Keratoconus & Fuch’s Dystrophy patients. […]
Sophie Brouard: finding industrial applications for innovations against graft rejection Since 2011, the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) Innovation Medal rewards figures whose exceptional research work has led to groundbreaking innovation in the technological, economic, therapeutic, and social fields. Our PI Professor Sophie Brouard, of INSERM was one of four 2020 recipients. The […]
- New VISICORT publication in Kidney360 journalJanuary 28, 2021 - 11:47 am
- Trio of VISICORT PIs will present at 2021 CDx Biomarkers and Biobanking BioTec Pharma SummitJanuary 15, 2021 - 10:29 am
- VISICORT consortium meets on November 27, 2020December 10, 2020 - 12:31 pm
- Corneal Transplant Follow-up Study II (CTFS II) – Does tissue matching reduce the risk of rejection in corneal transplants?December 7, 2020 - 3:11 pm
- VISICORT receives a 6-month extensionNovember 6, 2020 - 5:06 pm
- Exploitation news: A collaboration with Epimune GmbH beginsAugust 18, 2020 - 11:13 am
- 2020 COP&S conference coordinated by VISICORT PI Dr Bertrand Fabres slated for November 12 & 13thAugust 17, 2020 - 3:36 pm
- VISICORT presented at Ophthalmology changing event, BerlinAugust 17, 2020 - 1:37 pm
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