Medicines are of great value to health care and society. ZonMw research into existing medicines is directed towards their more effective, more efficient, and safer use in day-to-day health care. Widespread dissemination and practical application of the generated knowledge is crucial to delivering health benefits to patients, improving the quality of care, and saving unnecessary costs.
The optimal use of existing medicines is an innovative area of work that shows great promise for the coming years.
An app that allows you to make video calls super easy, even if someone doesn’t have digital skills or suffers from forgetfulness or dementia. With this solution the 123familie app won the Dutch JAIN challenge on April 28th. This bi-annual challenge called for solutions based on artificial intelligence, which improve the quality of life and independence of people with dementia and their environment. And which could reduce the workload for...
Two Dutch research groups and industry will jointly develop animal-free innovations via the ZonMw call Create2Solve. Over the next five years, the projects will focus on a 3D model of human brain cells and a better test method for potentially toxic substances. The projects will contribute to limiting the use of laboratory animals in both industry and science.
Which patients with cardiovascular diseases run the risk of a (new) heart attack, heart failure or stroke? What is the optimum personalised treatment? On 15 April, cardiologist Prof. Folkert Asselbergs (University Medical Center Utrecht) received the ZonMw Pearl for a data collection that contributes to answering these questions and for developing a self-management platform.
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ZonMw has several programmes related to this topic.