General overview

A Collaborative Project

THROMBUS project is a collaborative project funded by the European Commission in the Seventh Framework Programme

Research area: ICT-2009.5.3 Virtual Physiological Human Thrombus

Project Leader and Scientific Coordinator : Guy Courbebaisse - CNRS

The project is funded for 3 years: from 01-02-2011 to 31-01-2014.

ICT Scientific project dedicated to health

THROMBUS: A quantitative model of thrombosis in intracranial aneurisms

Rupture risk of intracranial aneurysms (IA) has been studied at length. However, very little is known about the healing mechanism, namely the formation of a clot inside the cavity after insertion of a stent. The multiscale interaction between biological and hemodynamic processes is the central ingredient of this proposal.

Consortium as a whole

THROMBUS Consortium consists of allied partners willing to co-operate and share a diverse set of complementary technical skills and scientific expertise required for the development of THROMBUS project.

Expected results

Our results expected at the end of the project are:

  1. Providing a reliable validated numerical model of the intraaneurysmal thrombosis mechanisms based on biological experiments.
  2. Providing clinicians (partners HCL, CHU, CHUV) with a virtual tool to help in choosing the optimal stents based on relevant criteria issued from image processing and numerical simulation.
  3. Providing stent manufacturers with strategies for optimal stent design.
  4. Providing clinicians and scientists with an interactive end-user tool coupled to a medical collaborative tool, allowing efficient exchange of information.