Italy leads EU project to repair hearts with light

Jun 03, 2019 1064

A European project led by Italy is vying to develop new light-sensitive technology to repair heart damage caused by cardiovascular conditions. The project Light and Organic Nanotechnology for Cardiovascular Disease - called Lion-Hearted - is coordinated by the Italian Technology Institute (IIT) and funded by the European Commission for the next four years to the tune of about three million euros.

Lion-Hearted is funded through the program FET - Future and Emerging Technologies. The consortium in charge of research includes eight partners from all over Europe, such as the universities of Pavia and Bologna and clinical research centers like the Humanitas Hospital in Milan and the Charité Hospital in Berlin.

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