Take Off grant for re|perfuse

Edwin Bennink and Hugo de Jong have received funding from the NWO Take Off grant programme, in collaboration with ZonMW, for a feasibility study of their ‘re|perfuse’ software. This software can significantly improve diagnosis and selection of patients in the event of a brain infarction.

Recently, endovascular therapy (EVT) has made it possible to treat brain infarcts very effectively. However, because the pros and cons of EVT differ from patient to patient, a good diagnostic selection is crucial. With a CT perfusion scan, which highlights the changes in cerebral blood flow, patient-specific insights can be obtained into the extent and severity of the infarction and thus into the possible effect of treatment. As a result, more patients can be treated. The software, developed in the UMCU, makes it possible to analyse these complex scans quickly and accurately. In the funded project, this technique is bundled into a software package that makes the diagnosis and selection of patients with a brain infarct more effective.

NWO’s financing instrument Take-off, in collaboration with ZonMw, stimulates business activity and entrepreneurship from the Dutch knowledge institutions in order to bring innovative research results to the market. Take-off is one of the knowledge utilisation instruments that NWO carries out together with ZonMw.