Tiina Sikanen (University of Helsinki) among 2019 ERC Proof of Concept Grantees
Prof. Tiina Sikanen (The University of Helsinki, The leader of Nordic POP work package 4) is one of the researchers who have been awarded an ERC Proof of Concept Grant 2019 in the second batch of research projects. Her project is entitled “Precision Medicine via Diagnostic Enzyme Activity Testing (PreMeDosE)” and it is focused on exploring the commercial and technical viability of a microfluidic platform.
Tiina will use a Proof of Concept Grant to test the technical and commercial viability of a new CYP enzyme assay. As stated in the official text of the ERC News feed, such test would allow measuring both the genetic and external factors behind the differences in drugs elimination, through a fast and cost-effective procedure. If put into practice, it could enable a truly personalised drug dosing, improve patients’ quality of life, and reduce healthcare costs.
You can read more at https://erc.europa.eu/news-events/magazine/PoC-2019-second-round-highlights.