iRhythmics Kick-off Meeting in Dummerstorf

The iRhythmics research consortia.


The five project partners from Greifswald, Rostock, and Dummerstorf met at the Leibnitz Insitute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) in Dummerstorf to present their project to representives of the ministry and funding agency.

The iRhythmics project addresses the generation and establishment of programmed pacemaker cells for an in vitro drug testing possibility to perform predictive tests. This may lead to an improved treatment of cardiac arrhythmias or an accurate identification of potential drug molecules at a very early stage of development. Important benefits will arise in verifying the safety of a wide variety of medicines while reducing animal testing.

This project is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) program of the European Union (ESF/14-BM-A55-0027).