A premature baby in an incubator
A premature baby in an incubator


Research project
Active research
Project period
2020 - ongoing
Project owner
Perinatal Research Obstetric Maternal Infant Studies Empowers, PROMISE

the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 874721

Short description

PREMSTEM is an international and translational research collaboration that focuses on the premature baby and its brain. Premature birth interferes with the development of the baby's brain. The University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska Academy is part of this collaboration.


The brain injury in the premature born infant: stem cell regeneration research network, PREMSTEM, is a collective of world leading clinicians, researchers, stakeholder advocacy groups and an industrial partner with well-established experience in neonatology and drug development.

PREMSTEM is focused on delivering to the clinic a novel regenerative therapy to reduce the enormous emotional, health and economic implications of neurodevelopmental injury caused by encephalopathy of prematurity (EoP) – brain damage associated with premature birth (i.e. before 37 of 40 weeks of gestation).

Advances in perinatal medicine, especially in respiratory support mean that even the sickest and smallest babies with EoP often survive, but there are currently no treatments to repair the brain damage of EoP.

Read more about PREMSTEM on their website / The text above is taken from their website



These researchers from the University of Gothenburg are part of PREMSTEM

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Video (02:16)
The brain injury in the premature born infant: stem cell regeneration research network
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Stem cells: What are they and what can they do?