|BabyLux project – Kick-off meeting
Fondazione Politecnico di Milano – P.zza L. da Vinci 32, Milano
The BabyLux project starts in January 2014 and last for 3 years. The project goal is to reduce the risk of brain damage in new-borns from 25% to 20% in extremely preterm babies. BabyLux -involving Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, Politecnico di Milano, ICFO- The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Forderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.V, Hemophotonics SL, PicoQuant GmbH, Competitive Network SL, Region Hovedstaden and Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico – applies an innovative technique detecting and monitoring the oxygenation state of the brain of the new-born in a non-invasive and accurate way. The kick-off meeting is organized in Milan (21 and 22 January 2014).
The project, partially funded financed by the European Commission under the ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP) as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programm, will last three years, at the end of which a six-month trial period will follow at the Mangiagalli Hospital in Milan and at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen. Through the monitoring of optical signals NIRS, the goal is to reduce the risk of brain lesions from 25% to 20% which will eventually decrease the number of children with disabilities by more than 1,000 per year.