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Immune Safety Avatar: Nonclinical mimicking of the immune system effects of immunomodulatory therapies

Project Imsavar

The vision of Immune Safety Avatar (imSAVAR) is to develop a platform for integrated nonclinical assessments of immunomodulatory therapy safety and efficacy. Existing nonclinical models do not adequately represent the complexity of the immune system and its interactions in both immunoncology and immunmediated diseases. They also do not accurately reflect the diversity of response to new therapies that is seen in clinical medicine. We will, thus, constantly refine existing and develop new nonclinical models with the final goal of validation aiming at:

  • understanding the value of nonclinical models for predicting efficacy and safety of immunomodulators incorporating cellular high throughput assays, complex organisms models and micro physiological systems
  • developing new endpoints and better monitoring approaches for immune function tests
  • designing cellular and molecular biomarkers for early detection of adverse effects.

This project has received funding from the Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement No 853988 with EU Horizon 2020 and EFPIA support.


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2. December 2019