EU-supported research in genomics and biotechnology for health : sixth framework programme (2002-2006)
Modern biomedical research is opening up many novel approaches to therapy. These include gene and cell therapy, immunotherapy, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. These approaches offer hope for therapy of diseases which are currently untreatable, where life is at stake, and for regenerating diseased, damaged or defective tissues and organs. This is a very active research area in Europe, involving scientists, clinicians and industry, as well as patient organisations, ethical committees and regulatory authorities. Research in new therapies formed part of the EU's Sixth Framework... Programme (2002-2006) and the purpose of this catalogue is to demonstrate the activities initiated over the duration of the programme and the initial results obtained.