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Kick-off Meeting

We were very pleased to get together with all UPSIDERs in Delft, the Netherlands, on the 22 and 23 of September 2022 for our kick-off meeting. It was a great chance, to meet in person with everyone for a first time, introduce our teams and our work plan ahead for the next 4 exciting years ahead of us. 

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is the leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting 300 million people with a lifetime prevalence of 15% . Approximately one third of all MDD patients fail to respond to currently established treatments based on medication and psychotherapy. The UPSIDE project proposes an Epidural Brain Interface (EBI) featuring a minimally invasive, responsive neural stimulation system that utilizes focused ultrasound. Our goal is to research and validate in vivo the EBI by addressing several technological barriers!

''UPSIDE seeks to improve precision while being minimally invasive''

''Depression patients are all treated the same way currently, but that might not be true as you can have symptoms of depression for different reasons''

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