NMS Physiome is a project funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) to promote a more organic cooperation in the development of Predictive, Personalised and Integrative musculoskeletal medicine. The project aims to integrate communities, technologies and services developed in two large research projects: VPHOP (Osteoporotic Virtual Physiological Human) funded by the European Commission, and SIMBIOS (Center for Physics-based Simulation of Biological Structures) funded by the US National Institute of Health.
The project consortium involves Stanford University, which coordinates SIMBIOS, and Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, which coordinates VPHOP and also NMS Physiome, and sees also the participation of SCS srl, Empirica, and the University of Bedfordshire.
NMS Physiome in brief
- Timetable: from 01/2010 - to 06/2013
- Total cost: €1.164.856
- EC funding: €929.450
- Instrument: Integrated Project
- Project Identifier: FP7-248189
- Project co-ordinator:Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli
With respect to core research, both VPHOP and SIMBIOS share the same long-term goal: Predictive, Personalised, and Integrative musculoskeletal medicine, PPI medicine for short. Predictive means that we should answer clinical questions not with indirect statistical evidence, but with direct predictions made using physics-based models. Personalised means there is a possibility to develop predictive models that are designed to maximise the likelihood of the prediction for a particular patient, based on the available patient data. Integrative means that, whenever necessary, sub-models describing processes occurring at different temporal or dimensional scales should be composed into a hypermodel that describes all systemic interactions across scales (body, organ, tissue, cell, and molecule).