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In silico medicine, the use of computer simulation in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of a disease, compliments in vivo and in vitro medicine. This synergy between medical informatics, biocomputational modelling, and bioinformatics and its potentially highly transformational impact on healthcare has been promoted by the European Commission since 2001. The European Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) Initiative has spawned collaborative projects across disciplines and with international partners in industry, academia, and healthcare. Decision support systems incorporating personalised and predictive models are developed in order to provide for health forecasting , safer medical operations, the development of personalised treatments, for improved prevention and prediction of disease development, as well as for safer clinical trials and drugs. Medical device testing is another promising application field.

empirica has supported researchers, developers and industry on both sides of the Atlantic through project development, RTD and health policy analysis, roadmapping towards the “Digital Patient”, socio-economic and clinical impact assessment, market exploration, exploitation scenarios and business case development, including identifying core value propositions for stakeholders involved. In silico medicine exhibits a great potential to help address today’s health system challenges through greatly impacting on how medicine is delivered, and gain technologically competitive advantages for Europe, for both its research community and industry.

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empirica leads innovation and project management in new AI...

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empirica is part of the consortium of PRECISE4Q: Personalised Medicine by Predictive Modelling in Stroke for better Quality of Life.

empirica to lead innovation management in new Artificial...

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empirica is lending its expertise in socio-economic modelling and innovation management to a new in silico modeling initiative, Back-UP, launched at...

100 Most Influential People in Healthcare Award goes to...

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100 Most Influential People in Healthcare Award goes to...

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Dr. Veli Stroetmann, Head of eHealth Research & Policy at empirica, has been named one of the 100 leading figures in healthcare worldwide.

European in silico medicine infrastructure established:...

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The final technical review of the VPH-Share project took place on 2-3 July, 2015, in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

VPH-DARE@IT website goes online

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The "Virtual Physiological Human: DementiA Research Enabled by IT" (VPH-DARE@IT) project website has been launched and is accessible at <a...</p>

MD-Paedigree (Model-Driven Paediatric European Digital...

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MD-Paedigree, a clinically-driven, VPH-rooted project in which empirica is key project partner, was awarded the Best Exhibit Award at the <a...

Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry from empirica project...

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empirica congratulates Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt, and Arieh Warshel on winning the Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2013, for their work on "the...

Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) Workshop at the American...

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An international workshop on "Model-driven Prediction and Simulation in Pediatric Cardiology" was hosted in Washington, DC, by the American College of...

Video from FP7 project on the digital patient!

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The The Digital Patient project, in which empirica is core partner, recently produced a video explaining the technologies developed by the Virtual...

Successful global Webinar on Assessing Clinical and Economic...

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The validation of Virtual Physiological Human (VHP) simulation models and the assessment of their potential clinical and socio-economic impact on both...

Webinar Announcement: Assessing Clinical and Economic...

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How do you assess the impact of biocomputational models?

In this webinar, you will learn about general principles to evaluate the prospective...

VPHOP: The VPH Dream is Coming to Reality

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This week the VPHOP Integrated project announced the completion of its clinical recruitment. This is an important reality check for the VPHOP...

In 2011, VPH was the topic chosen for the famous Dresdner...

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On 02. September 2011, the 18th Dresdner Palais de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palais_im_Gro%C3%9Fen_Garten Symposium focused on "The Virtual Human -...

First technology impact assessment of VPHOP produces...

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The central aim of the VPHOP project is to improve the current management of osteoporosis by predicting the risk of bone fracture much more accurately...

empirica joined the Virtual Physiological Human Network of...

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With the recent signing of a membership agreement, empirica, a leading European eHealth Institute in Bonn, Germany, has joined the Virtual...

Establishing the European Virtual Physiological Human...

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To provide strong support for both the European Union Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) research initiative and the global "Physiome" community, the...

empirica participates in Virtual Physiological Human (VPH)...

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The unique EU-funded transatlantic cooperation project NeuroMusculoSkeletal (NMS) Physiome recently had its official kick-off on January 27th,...

VPHOP Symposium Event: "Fracture risk modeling: the future...

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The VPHOP organizing committee is happy to invite you to the Fracture Risk Modeling Symposium in connection with IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis &...

VPHOP at the Infinity Initiative BioICT - The Heart in the...

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Member of the VPHOP consortium Karl A. Stroetmann gave an invited expert presentation on the vision and clinical potentials of VPH during a series of...

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