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Nano bio-responsive systems designed to avoid staphylococcal colonization of implant interfaces

Project description

Advanced joint implants with unique antimicrobial properties

Hip and knee arthroplasty are common surgical treatments in orthopaedic surgery for restoring the function of an injured or diseased joint. These procedures rely heavily on replacement prostheses, which however may accumulate bacteria, leading to periprosthetic joint infection. To address this serious medical issue, the EU-funded NanoBioRS project proposes to develop a smart molecular coating that combines tissue growth factors with antimicrobials. Moreover, it will contain enzymes that prevent biofilm formation on joint prostheses as well as antimicrobial resistance spread. The NanoBioRS solution could be used to coat various implantable materials, thereby addressing the health threat of staphylococcus-resistant bacteria.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Net EU contribution
€ 279 250,56
Address
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
Austria

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Region
Westösterreich Tirol Innsbruck
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00