Partners

macustar is a unique public-private partnership project supported by the Innovative Medicines Initiative and combines Europe’s most relevant clinical and scientific expertise. The macustar consortium consists of 13 partners including leading academics centers, research-focussed eye hospitals, research organizations and major medical-technology and pharmaceutical companies.

The consortium includes a total of 20 designated clinical sites across seven European countries. The macustar clinical study will be coordinated by the ophthalmological clinical research organization AIBILI in Portugal, Coordinating Centre of the EVICR.net – the European Vision Institute Clinical Research Network, in close cooperation with the European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (ECRIN). Additional scientific expertise will be provided by a scientific advisory board and the patient umbrella organization Retina International, representing 33 patient-led voluntary groups, charities and foundations.

Partner 1 Coordinator

UKB Logo - Uniklinik BonnUniversitätsklinikum Bonn (ukb) Bonn, Germany

Frank G. Holz (Coordinator)
Robert Finger (Co-Coordinator)
Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg
Anna Lüning, Ludmila Wintergerst (Operational Management)
Jan Terheyden
Matthias Schmid
Wolf Harmening

GRADE Reading Center
Klinisches Studienzentrum Augenheilkunde
Studienzentrale Bonn

Partner 2 Project Leader

Bayer AG LogoBayer AG (Bayer) Leverkusen, Germany

Sergio Leal (Project Leader)
Jürgen Bohner
Alexander Zink
Michael Boettger
Jörn Krätzschmar
Deepika Jalota
Thomas Schlange
Jana Sachsinger
Thomas Schmelter
Janett Engels

Partner 3

Logo des Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (MEH) in London, United KingdomMoorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (MEH) London, United Kingdom

Adnan Tufail (Co-Coordinator)

Partner 4

Novartis Pharma AG (Novartis) Basel, Switzerland

Heather Floyd (Co-Project Leader)
Christine Bouchet
Adrian Skelly
Guillaume Normand

Partner 5

Association for Innovation and Biomedical Research on Light and Image (AIBILI) Coimbra, Portugal

José Cunha-Vaz
Cecilia Martinho
Beatriz Melício
Pier Basile

Partner 6

City University of London (CITY) Logo in London, United KingdomCity University of London (CITY) London, United Kingdom

David Crabb
Allison Binns
Pete Ainsworth

Partner 7

European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (ECRIN) Logo in Paris, FranceEuropean Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (ECRIN) Paris, France

Jacques Demotes
Christine Kubiak
Linda Stöhr

Partner 8

Fondation Voir et Entendre (FVE) Logo from Paris, FranceFondation Voir et Entendre (FVE) Paris, France

José-Alain Sahel
Saddek Mohand-Saïd

Partner 9

>F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd (ROCHE) Basel, SwitzerlandF. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd (ROCHE) Basel, Switzerland

Ulrich Luhmann

Partner 10

Stichting Katholieke Universiteit/Radboud University Medical Center (RUMC) Nijemgen, NetherlandStichting Katholieke Universiteit/Radboud University Medical Center (RUMC) Nijemgen, Netherlands

Carel Hoyng
Clara Isabel Sánchez
Clasien Oomen
Anneke den Hollander

Partner 11

Logo from the The University of Sheffield (USFD) Sheffield, United KingdomThe University of Sheffield (USFD) Sheffield, United Kingdom

John Brazier
Donna Rowen

Partner 12

Logo from the University College London (UCL) London, United KingdomUniversity College London (UCL) London, United Kingdom

Gary Rubin
Hannah Dunbar
Thomas Butt

Partner 13

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (CZ) Jena, Germany

Mary Durbin
Christian Wojek