October 17, 2011

Virtual Physiological Human

Cognigen was invited to use its expertise in modeling and simulation to comment on a recently published policy brief called: Policy needs and options for a common approach towards modelling and simulation of human physiology and diseases with a focus on the Virtual Physiological Human.

The policy brief was edited by Marco Viceconti of the Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, and Andrew D. McCulloch of the University of California San Diego.

From the Brief:
The European Union and the United States of America are investing substantial research funding in the development of frameworks of computational methods and technologies that make possible an integrative approach to biomedical research and clinical practice.

This approach, which is called “Virtual Physiological Human” (or VPH for short) in Europe, involves laboratory and clinical data collections, information databases, models repositories, as well as simulation, information and communication technologies that make it possible to overcome the “reductionist chaos” produced by the fragmentation and the dispersion of scientific and clinical data, information, and knowledge that together compose what we humans know and understand about the biological mechanisms of life and disease.

The Virtual Physiological Human Institute for Integrative Biomedical Research is an international nonprofit organization that was established to promote the development of the VPH vision


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