Diabetic kidney diseases are the main cause of kidney failure in industrialised countries. An international, EU-funded R&D project – which is being headed by the Medical University of Innsbruck, and involves collaboration with the Medical University of Vienna and international partners – is being implemented with the aim of using computer software to provide personalised predictions of the disease’s progression and bring about improvements in individuals’ responses to treatment. Project findings will have the potential for application also in other chronic conditions.
Innsbruck, Vienna; 09.04.2020: An international consortium has started the R&D project “DC-Ren: Drug combinations for rewriting trajectories of renal pathologies in type II diabetes’. Aimed at developing systematic approaches in order to discover improved combination ofdrug treatment for complex diseases, the international research initiative ranked on top of 50 other applicants to secure the EUR 6m in funding.
The R&D project is headed by Gert Mayer, Director of the University Hospital for Internal Medicine IV (Nephrology and Hypertension) at the Medical University of Innsbruck. The goal is to develop a data-based support tool for decision-making with a view to optimising personalised therapies. The university will be working with teams from Austria (emergentec biodevelopment GmbH, and a working group led by Rainer Oberbauer, head of the Division of Nephrology and Dialysis at the Medical University of Vienna /Vienna General Hospital), Denmark, Germany, Israel, Italy and the Netherlands.