Amyloid imaging to prevent Alzheimer’s disease


Start Date
End Date
IMI2 - Call 5
Grant agreement number

Type of Action: 
RIA (Research and Innovation Action)

IMI Funding
11 999 886
EFPIA in kind
12 233 950
3 095 452
Total Cost27 329 288


Deposits of beta amyloid protein in the brain are a common sign of Alzheimer’s disease. AMYPAD will study the value of using positron emission tomography (PET) imaging to scan people’s brains for beta amyloid deposits. AMYPAD will carry out beta amyloid PET imaging on an unprecedented number of people who are suspected to be in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. The goal is to determine the clinical added value of PET imaging in diagnosis and patient monitoring, and to develop data to establish its usefulness in clinical trials. AMYPAD will work closely with IMI’s EPAD project, which is working to increase our understanding of the early stages of dementia and creating a platform to test treatments designed to prevent dementia.

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EFPIA companies
  • GE Healthcare Ltd, Little Chalfont, United Kingdom
  • Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, Beerse, Belgium
  • Piramal Imaging Ltd, Havant, United Kingdom
Universities, research organisations, public bodies, non-profit groups
  • Alzheimer Europe, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Barcelonabeta Brain Research Center Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
  • Centre Hospitalier Universitaire De Toulouse, Toulouse Cedex 09, France
  • Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • STICHTING VUmc, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Stichting Katholieke Universiteit / Radboud university medical center, Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • University College London, London, United Kingdom
  • University Hospital of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
  • University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Université de Genève, Genève 4, Switzerland
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and mid-sized companies (<€500 m turnover)
  • IXICO Technologies Ltd, London, United Kingdom
  • Synapse Research Management Partners S.L, Barcelona, Spain


Project coordinator
Frederik Barkhof
Stichting VUmc
+31 629 554 626
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