EU-funded R&D project

A European Digital Pathology Platform

Many diseases are still diagnosed, monitored and studied in part on the basis of biological samples that have been mounted on a glass slide and studied under a microscope. Today, that analysis is still carried out by a human pathologist, but what if the slides could be scanned and analysed using artificial intelligence (AI)? And what if they could be placed in a repository and made available to the scientific community? These are the questions the BIGPICTURE project hopes to answer.

To achieve its goal, the project will first create the infrastructure needed to store, share and process millions of (often heavy) image files. Secondly, they will address legal and ethical issues to ensure patient privacy and data confidentiality issues are fully respected.

Consortium Partners

Azienda Ospedaliera Per L Emergenza Cannizzaro, Bayer Aktiengesellschaft, Biobanks And Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure Consortium (Bbmri-Eric), Boehringer Ingelheim International gmbh, Csc-Tieteen Tietotekniikan Keskus Oy, Cytomine, Deciphex Limited, Digital Pathology Association Inc, Din Deutsches Institut Fuer Normung E.V., European Society Of Pathology, F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.V., Gbg Forschungs GMBH, Haute Ecole Specialisee De Suisse Occidentale, Helsingin Ja Uudenmaan Sairaanhoitopiirin Kuntayhtymä, Institut De Recherches Internationales Servier Iris, Institut Pasteur, Janssen Pharmaceutica Nv, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Linkopings Universitet, Medizinische Universitaet Wien, Medizinische Universitat Graz, Novartis Pharma AG, Novo Nordisk A/S, Ostergotlands Lans Landsting, Owkin France, Pfizer Limited, Philipps Universitaet Marburg, Phit BV, Sanofi-Aventis Recherche & Developpement, Sectra AB, Semmelweis Egyetem, Stichting Het Nederlands Kanker Instituut-Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek Ziekenhuis, Stichting Katholieke Universiteit, Stichting Lygature, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The European Institute for Innovation through Health Data, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals National Health Service Trust, The University Of Warwick, Time.Lex, Ttopstart BV, UCB Biopharma SRL, Universita’ Degli Studi Di Milano-Bicocca, Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht, Université De Liège, University Of Turku, Uppsala Universitet

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