Project ref.: 0181_NANOEATERS_1_E / IT-007-17
Funding: EP -INTERREG V A España Portugal (POCTEP) 2014-2020
PI: Dr. África González-Fernández
Duration: 01/04/2017 – 31/12/2019
NANOeaters is a network of Research Centers born with the aim of supporting companies in the Euroregion, in the application of value added nanotechnological solutions, for the definition of new products and / or services, susceptible of commercial exploitation, that offer effective responses to the weaknesses detected in the Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialization of the Euroregion Galicia – North of Portugal.
The objective of this activity is the early detection of fibrosis.
Chronic renal failure currently affects 10% of the world population, presenting a greater incidence in adults over 60 years. In developing countries, the treatment of this deficiency is difficult because of the cost and difficulty of the diagnosis. A method of early diagnosis of fibrosis would allow to take the therapeutic measures necessary to avoid fibrosis. The main aims of the Project include:
- Identification of early biomarkers of peritoneal fibrosis in peritoneal dialysis
- Development of a multiplex device allowing the detection of early biomarkers related with the risk of developing peritoneal fibrosis in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis.