News & Events

A digital Flyer with updated results from our project is available for dowload.

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The whitepaper entitled “IN-Silico trials for treatment of acute Ischemic STroke" describing the main concepts of the INSIST project has been published in the journal “Frontiers in Neurology” (Impact Factor 3.6). This is a huge step forward in the dissemination of in silico clinical trials applications for a clinical audience. Frontiers in Neurology is the 2nd most cited open access journal in Clinical Neurology.

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Francesco Migliavacca (POLIMI) presents INSIST at MCF2020

 Francecso gave a presentation entitled “Transcatheter Valve Implantation and Thrombus Removal: an in Silico Perspective” at the following congres:

Modelling the Cardiac Function-Theory, Numerical Methods, Clinical Applications, an online event (August 31-Sep 2 2020)

Francesco presentation sep2020

Sara Bridio (POLIMI) wins poster prize at VPH2020!

One of our PhDs, Sara Bridio from POLIMI (Italy) won the poster prize at the VPH 2020 with her presentation

"Intra-arterial thrombectomy: A numerical workflow for patient-specific computational simulations"


Sara Bridio poster prize VPH 2020

Giulia Luraghi biomechanics and vascular biology 04062020

June 4th at 4 pm CEST our INSIST colleague Giulia Luraghi gave an invited 15 minutes lecture to the virtual Shear Stress Symposium on the simulations of the thrombectomy procedure. To watch the presentation, click here.

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The INSIST consortium is the result of a truly multi-disciplinary and multi-sectorial effort. It is headed by an interventional neuroradiologist and combines the knowledge of multiple experts in computational science, biology, biophysics, biomedical engineering, epidemiology, and radiological, neurological, and cardiovascular clinical research. The crucial involvement of academic and large teaching hospitals will secure access to patient data and clinical expertise. This will ensure that the in silico tools resulting from this project have a direct impact in the clinic. All the relevant end users (neurologists and intervention radiologists, as well as device- and pharma industry) are member of the INSIST consortium and involved in the entire process to ensure a successful and relevant development of the in silico tools. 


At the kick-off meeting we organised a minisymposium; Basic Overview of Acute Ischemic Stroke, current state of art, running trials where the main clinicians involved in INSIST presented.

These presentations can be seen below:


Epidemiology, clinical scores, IVT: Yvo Roos



Imaging: Aad van der Lugt


Endovascular treatment: Charles Majoie


Running trials (CONTRAST): Diederik Dippel