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Cell and immune therapy

Immune and cell therapies are considered the great hope in cancer therapy. Immunotherapies use the approach of fighting cancer cells with the help of one's own immune system. Cell therapies use the body's own cells to replace damaged tissues and organs, repair them or improve their biological function. In 2018, Gilead and Novartis approved CAR-T cell therapies for specific leukemias for the European market.

Main topics include:

  • Regenerative medicine
  • Hematology and transfusion Medicine
  • CAR-T cell therapy
  • Stem cell research
  • Checkpoint inhibitors
  • Biopharmaceuticals

Veterinary medicine

Veterinary sciences are mainly focused on animal health and the treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of diseases. Veterinary medicine plays an essential role in global health and food security due to climate change, globalization, faster mobility around the globe and the impact of livestock farming on wildlife areas.

Main topics include:

  • Food safety
  • Animal biotechnology
  • Veterinary epidemiology
  • Veterinary vaccines
  • Infectious diseases

Chemistry and Biosystems Technology

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Imaging and image analysis

The number of medical imaging studies is increasing rapidly, as is the size and dimensionality of these images. Doctors interpret these images, which is time-consuming, expensive and prone to error due to visual fatigue. Recent advances in modern imaging techniques show that computers can extract more information from images, are more reliable and accurate than ever before. However, in-depth computer vision research has focused on natural images. The adaptation and further development of these techniques to the properties of medical images and medical data is an important and relevant area of research.

Main topics include:

  • Radiology
  • Computer-aided screening and diagnosis
  • Image guided procedures
  • Therapy monitoring
  • Deep learning and machine learning
  • AI

e-health

e-health refers to digital applications used for the treatment and care of patients. Modern information and communication technologies (ICT) are used to process information electronically, exchange it via secure data connections and support patient treatment and care processes. The advantages of digitizing the health care system include reducing errors and costs, increasing patient safety, optimizing processes and improving the quality of information.

Main topics include:

  • Telemedicine
  • Smart hospitals
  • Robotics, Blockchain, AI, virtual & augmented reality and speech recognition
  • Health care services
  • Cyber security

Diagnostics

Diagnostic methods are sensitive detection methods developed for qualitative and quantitative evaluation that allow rapid and accurate diagnosis of infections, heart diseases, tumors, autoimmune diseases, metabolic disorders and other diseases. Developments in modern diagnostics and personalized medicine offer improved treatment strategies to patients, medical professionals and the healthcare system.

Main topics include:

  • Point-of-care diagnostics/Home-care diagnostics
  • Lab-on-chip
  • Microarray and chip technologies
  • Biomarkers
  • DNA analysis
  • Companion diagnostics