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A Process Chain and Equipment for Volume Production of Polymeric Microtubular Components for Medical Device Applications

Objective

Uses of innovative polymer microtubular components render opportunities to innovate the product design to meet new social and economical needs. Potential applications include specially shaped functional components for an instrument innovated by the Polytubes consortium for electrophysiological study on human sperms, heat transfer structural and functional parts for micro-heat-exchangers, parts for Capillary Electrochromatography, etc. Besides efforts to ensure functional realisation of the innovative products which use polymer microtubular components, manufacturing challenges must be met to produce sophisticated microgeometrical features of the components with an efficiency which is economically viable.

The overall objective of the POLYTUBES project is to develop a process chain and corresponding micro-manufacturing platform for the manufacture of polymer-micro-tubes and tubular micro-components for innovative products (medical and non-medical applications). It aims to create new markets for EU SMEs with innovative and economically competitive micro-products and micro-manufacturing equipment to meet the needs for a wide range of emerging applications. The development will also support the SMEs to increase business opportunities with new volume production capabilities in micro-manufacturing. The proposed development could place EU in a pole position in the manufacture and innovative applications of micro-tubular products.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2008-SME-2
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

RISE IVF AB
Address
Argongatan 30
431 53 Molndal
Sweden
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 403 988,05
Administrative Contact
Marie Pauli (Ms.)

Participants (16)

ASOCIACION DE LA INDUSTRIA NAVARRA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 121 000
Address
Carretera De Pamplona 1
31191 Cordovilla
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francisco Arasanz (Mr.)
DIAD SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 109 000
Address
Strada Della Praia 12/C
10090 Buttigliera Alta
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Franco Natale (Mr.)
PASCOE ENGINEERING LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 249 850
Address
Neilston Road 135 Lochfield House
PA2 6QL Paisley
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Smith (Mr.)
TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTAND RESEARCH LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
Greece
EU contribution
€ 262 000
Address
Feidippidou 22
11527 Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nikolaos Mekras (Dr.)
MASMEC SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 100 400
Address
Via Dei Gigli 21
70026 Modugno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniela Vinci (Dr.)
UNITECHNOLOGIES SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 321 900
Address
Bernstrasse 5
3238 Gals
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean-Claude Prélaz (Mr.)
INSTITUTTET FOR PRODUKTUDVIKLING
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 291 009
Address
Diplomvej 376
2800 Kongens Lyngby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lars Hein (Prof.)
MEDI-LINE sa
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 43 560
Address
Rue Des Gardes-frontières
4031 Angleur
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Macors (Mr.)
Angaris GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 75 600
Address
Grosse Markerstrasse 18
06108 Halle (Saale)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bernd Engers (Dr.)
BPE INTERNATIONAL DR HORNIG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 51 500
Address
Fohrenstrasse 51
90542 Eckental
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang Hornig (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 695 140,95
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rüdiger Dorner (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 26 515,46
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Robert Fekete (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE KOLN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 273 808
Address
Gustav-heinemann-ufer 54
50968 Koln
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joachim Metzner (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 347 804
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
David Mcbeth (Dr.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 250 240
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carole Meads (Ms.)
IONOTECH LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 176 684,54
Address
Green Meadow Road Selly Oak 214
B294ED Birmingham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yuchun Gu (Dr.)