The first Malta-led COST Action, MyWAVE (CA 17115), had its kick-off meeting on 4 September in Brussels.
During the meeting, the University of Malta was awarded the role of a grant holder institution, and Dr Lourdes Farrugia from the Electromagnetics Research Group (EMRG), led by Prof. Charles Sammut in the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, was elected chair of the Action. Other leadership roles were taken up by experts on Electromagnetic (EM) hyperthermic technologies from across Europe.
Nowadays, it is well known that EM hyperthermic technologies hold a great potential for treatment of diseases through the heating of body tissues. However, currently there is very limited use of such technologies in clinical practice.
MyWAVE COST Action is establishing an inter-disciplinary network that brings together key players in the engineering and physical sciences, clinicians as well as translational researchers with a common aim to advance the design, development and commercialisation of electromagnetic hyperthermic technologies. This will ensure that these technologies can reach patients faster as well as improving treatment outcomes.