COMED project produces documentaries on European medical research
14 Feb 2011
COMED has released nine science documentaries on selected
medical research projects funded by the European Commission’s 7th
framework programme (FP7).
Each documentary is 8-10 minutes long and incorporates elements such
as interviews with scientists, statements from patients and 3D
bio-animations to show the value of scientific research.
The HEALTH division of the FP7 funding programme was set up by
the European Commission to improve the health of European citizens
and to boost the competitiveness of health-related research in
Europe. Working together under the project name COMED, BROADVIEW TV
and United Docs were commissioned to communicate activities and
results of the FP7 programme to the general public.
An international team of filmmakers travelled across Europe,
visiting numerous research locations and speaking to scientists
about their hopes and experiences. In this process, the team gained
valuable insights into various stages and realms of scientific
research. The result is a series of films that take a look at
current research ranging from fundamental to applied research, from
decoding the biomarkers that determine human age to the search for
affordable Malaria drugs.
The films are now online at