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VIRTUAL POPULATION

14/11/2017

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IT’IS Receives 5-Year NIH Award to Build an Integrated Simulation Platform for the Neuroscience World

IT’IS is pleased to announce the award of the project o2S2PARC – Open Online Simulations for Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions. The project is funded by NIH through the Common Fund’s SPARC program to establish a Modeling and Simulation (SIM-) Core within the SPARC Data and Resource Center.

 

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

27/10/2017

 

Fats Domino, Namesake of ViP “Fats” Model, Dead at Age 89

Fats Domino, for whom the ViP obese male model “Fats” is named, died of natural causes at his home in Louisiana, USA on 24 October, 2017. The R&B legend was 89 years old.

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

19/09/2017

 

Release of the First Verified and Validated MRIxViP V1.0 Libraries and IMAnalytics Module V1.0 for Instant, Comprehensive, and Traceable Evaluation of Implantable Medical Devices

MRIxVIP V1.0 and IMAnalytics V1.0: The first comprehensive solutions for fast, verified, validated, and traceable evaluations of implant safety during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

 
Successful NEUROMAN Project Start and Kickoff Meeting
20/01/2017

Successful NEUROMAN Project Start and Kickoff Meeting

The newly launched CTI-KIAT project NEUROMAN aims to create the first human (male and female) and monkey computational phantoms for studying the interactions of neurons and electromagnetic fields considering anatomical and physiological phenomena. At the project’s kickoff meeting, held January 19, 2017 in Zurich, team members from the IT’IS Foundation, ZMT Zurich MedTech AG, and their South Korean project partners discussed the critical steps to be taken to achieve this goal.

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NEUROMAN bridges gaps between the fields of neuron dynamics modeling and computational phantom dosimetry research. The new anatomical models will include detailed peripheral nerve geometry with neuronal electrophysiology coupled to a low frequency electromagnetic field solver in Sim4Life. To achieve this, the peripheral nerves and spinal cord tissues will be segmented from high-resolution cryosection image data and made available as an extension to the Virtual Population for Sim4Life users.

Throughout the day, participants discussed the status of the research area, project goals, and the expectations of the various stakeholders with respect to the project outcome. Bryn Lloyd, Head of Computational Phantoms and the coordinator and principle investigator of the project, explains the expected impact from NEUROMAN: “NEUROMAN will affect neuro- and electroceuticals research globally and open new emerging markets for neuro-medical and wireless power transfer devices. We are optimistic that NEUROMAN will be an enabling technology for novel therapeutic device development.”

The project is sponsored by the Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT), the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) and the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) for fostering innovation cooperation between Switzerland and South Korea.

The next partner’s meeting takes place October 2017 in Suwon, South Korea, where the progress so far and next steps to be taken will be discussed.

For more information, please contact us at virtualpopulation@itis.ethz.ch.

VIRTUAL POPULATION

13/07/2016

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vip@itis.ethz.ch

 

Release of New Posable Virtual Population Models V3.1!

IT’IS proudly announces the release of the full range of ViP models, now upgraded for use with the new Poser method available in the multiphysics computational life sciences platform Sim4Life 2.2!

 

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

14/12/2015

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vip@itis.ethz.ch

 

Release of New Posable Duke V3.1!

IT’IS is now proud to announce the release of Duke cV3.1, the first of the ViP models to have been upgraded for use with the new posing method available in the multiphysics computational life sciences platform Sim4Life 2.2!

 

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

30/10/2015

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vip@itis.ethz.ch

 

IT’IS Releases the Virtual Family V2.0 whole-body shells!

The Virtual Family 2.0 whole-body shells are now available for download!

 

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

28/10/2015

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vip@itis.ethz.ch

 

Virtual Family Cited by FDA Expert Witness during US Senate Committee Hearing

Jeffrey Shuren, MD, JD, Director of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), described the use of the Virtual Family (VF) models – developed in a international collaboration led by the IT’IS Foundation and the FDA – for electromagnetic, thermal, acoustic, and computational fluid dynamics simulations that could be used to supplement or even replace data from clinical investigations of new devices.

 

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

20/01/2015

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nk@itis.etzh.ch

 

Award of 2014 Rotblat Medal to Virtual Family Developers Featured on medicalphysicsweb

The award of 2014 Rotblat Medal to Virtual Family developers, the paper, and the IT’IS Foundation’s ongoing contribution to computational life sciences were highlighted in a recent column at medicalphysicsweb