European Research Projects

Here you will find information on ongoing and scheduled research projects funded by the European Union support programmes.

Heart Repair

HeartRepair is a European research consortium (6th EU Research Framework Programme) that is aimed at investigating the fundamental issues of cardiac development. This consortium should improve the understanding of cardiac-cell formation and repair, and advance the development of heart-tissue engineering and cell replacement. 

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The aim of the European ESPOIR-study is to transplant a heart valve, which is tolerated by the patient’s immune system, lasts a lifetime and, for children, even holds the potential to grow with the patient.