Registration for the webinar that IMI-ConcePTION is organising on Tuesday 24 May from 14:00 to 15:00CEST is now open.
To provide evidence for how a medicine transfers to breastmilk, we need to test milk from mothers who use medicines during the post-partum period. We know that there are both short- and long-term benefits of breastfeeding for both mothers and infants. Data is missing because robust clinical lactation studies are rare, and the existing data cannot be confidently translated into evidence-based clinical practice. As a response, the ConcePTION project is developing a research infrastructure to collect, store and analyse samples of breast milk and blood.
The ConcePTION European Breast Milk Collection is supported by both public and private partners, including the Biobanking and BioMolecular resources Research Infrastructure, BBMRI-ERIC. We are working on five demonstration projects, studying how five different compounds transfer to breastmilk. Carried out by different partners in the project, the studies are intended to provide more information about the strength and feasibility of different methodological approaches. The first study from the University of Oslo will soon be finalized, including over 30 breast feeding participants using levocetrizine donating over 300 milk samples. During this webinar, the team will provide an overview of the study design, recruitment, lessons learned, and present the first results.
Read more on the ConcePTION website.