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October 28, 2021

HUTER project vs the Horizon Europe Cluster 1 Brokerage event

Date: October 28th 2021

The Innovation Director from BAHIA Software, Sergio Figueiras, attended to Horizon Europe Cluster 1 Brokerage event which took place last month.

The on-line brokerage event was organized on 28th October by Horizon Europe National Contact Points through BRIDGE2HE initiative and was dedicated to consortium building in Cluster 1 Health. The event included on-line bilateral meetings with partners interested in the same topics for 2022 calls, where Sergio Figueiras presented the HUTER project within the virtual meetings that he joined.

The Human Uterus Cell Atlas project (HUTER) is focused on creating the cellular reference map of the human uterus.

HUTER partners are advancing the development of a digital cloud platform that will support researchers in processing and analyzing OMICs data. Specifically, the platform, created by the BAHIA team, will collect a large amount of single cell data and metadata, allowing high-throughput analysis over cell sequencing data. The HUTER platform includes open tools to share and visualize not only single cell data, but also images from advanced microscopy techniques. For this, the HUTER platform includes algorithms to transform closed-format image files generated within HUTER into a medical standard format (DICOM) and an advanced DICOM viewer.

About the Human Uterus Cells Atlas – HUTER

The human uterus is a flagship reproductive organ with profound implications not only in reproduction but also in women ́s health. HUTER can advance the Human Cell Atlas initiative for the exploitation potential in Obstetrics and Gynecology and biomedicine research areas such as Regenerative Medicine or Reproductive Medicine.

The uterus is itself a model for regenerative medicine since (i) endometrial tissue regenerates monthly and its transformation is executed through dynamic changes in states and interactions of multiple cell types, and (ii) myometrial tissue has remarkable regenerative capacity and extensive remodelling throughout pregnancy. Hence, the primary motivation HUTER proposal stems from the need to better understand the human uterus in order to more effectively address uterine diseases that impact women ́s health such as myomas or endometriosis and/or might contribute to infertility, infant and maternal mortality and morbidity.

HUTER technological and biological platform will be a crucial resource for the scientific and clinical communities to define the cellular basis of health and disease, allowing the rapid development of new diagnosis and prognosis tools and therapeutic advancements in the field.

Link to the project website here