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Opportunity details

Are you interested in new ways to make diagnostics for patients with Sjögren syndrome (SjS)?

We are looking for the views of SjS’s patients to assist in advancing a new diagnostic test.

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Full description:

In the Pharma-Factory project, scientists are exploring how to modify plant cells to produce new medical products through a process called plant-molecular-farming, or PMF. This includes the development of a test using a simple blood sample for SjS diagnosis. This is an opportunity for SjS’s patients to contribute views on this new diagnostic and how it is made. Your involvement may include participation in workshops to explore your views of the diagnostic and exhibitions of the new PMF products.

Date from

21st November 2019

Date to

31st January 2021


The public and patient involvement (PPI) programme of Pharma-Factory is led by St George's, University of London and the London College of Communication (University of the Arts).

The Pharma Factory project is funded by the European Commission H2020 and involves 5 companies, 6 universities and 3 public research institutions across Europe, all focused on development of different medical innovations using PMF.

The project includes a PPI programme to ensure research and the resulting products remain relevant to patients and medical providers and will produce more effective and efficient medical diagnostics and treatments.

Link to project:



Blood, immune system



Involvement type:

Identifying and prioritising

What support is offered?

Training and support will be provided by members of our research team when required (e.g. to carry out the role of facilitator/ peer interviewer).


£30 and a light meal.


Travel costs will be reimbursed where receipts are provided.

Can the work be done from home?


Suitable for a beginner?


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