4 Nov 2020

In Silico World: Innovative solutions and new technologies to speed up the drug development

The overall aim of the In Silico World project is to accelerate the uptake of modelling and simulation technologies for the development and regulatory assessment of all kind of medical products.

This will be achieved by supporting the trajectory of a number of In Silico Trials solutions through development, validation, regulatory approval, optimisation, and commercial exploitation. These solutions, already developed to different stages, target different medical specialities (endocrinology, orthopaedics, infectiology, neurology, oncology, cardiology), different diseases (osteoporosis, dynapenia-sarcopenia, tuberculosis, multiple sclerosis, mammary carcinoma, arterial stenosis, etc.), and different types of medical products (medicinal products, medical devices, and Advanced Therapeutic Medicinal Products).

In parallel the consortium will work with a large multi-stakeholder advisory board to form a community of Practice around In Silico Trials, where academics, industry experts, regulators, clinicians, and patients can develop consensus around Good modelling Practices.

As the solutions under development move toward their commercial exploitation, the ISW consortium will make available to the Community of Practice a number of resources (technologies, validation data, first in kind regulatory decisions, technical standardisation plans, good modelling practices, scalability and efficiency-improving solutions, exploitation business models, etc.) that will permanently lower barriers to adoption for any future development.

COMBINE group with Prof. Francesco Pappalardo will lead the scientific coordination of the project.