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Hyaluronan-based injectable material for tissue engineering (HYANJI SCAFFOLD)

Objective

This is an exchange-based programme to enable developing new tissue engineering scaffolds based. It aims at technology transfer of advanced methods from for the biosynthesis of polyalkaonates and for targeted drug delivery. The exchange programme comprises 2 EU partners (Keele and Pisa) and 2 Chinese partners (Tsinghua and Sichuan) who are centres of excellence. The exchange comprises 208 person-months over 4 years to achieve scientific and strategic development of foundation for long-lasting scientific collaboration between EU and China. Scientific novelty lies in the use of biosyntehsised multifunctional nano-process matrices. They will be cultured under dynamic conditions in bioreactor with online monitoring of O2, CO2, and pH. Building these regeneration constructs needs the combination of expertise which is by no means available on one ingle centre. The work is organised into definite but complimentary 4 work-packages (WPs) that are executed by the combined effort of the 4 partners. Each WP has 52 person months. After this project, each partner will have adapted new knowledge, skills and expertise resulting in new innovations in treatment of bone and cartilage defects to transfer to industry for and strengthened EU-Chinese collaboration to catch with existing gap with US and Japan.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/medical biotechnology/tissue engineering
  • /engineering and technology/environmental biotechnology/bioremediation/bioreactor

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-IRSES-2008
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Funding Scheme

MC-IRSES - International research staff exchange scheme (IRSES)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF KEELE ROYAL CHARTER
Address
Keele University Finance Dpt
ST5 5BG Keele
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 374 400
Administrative Contact
Judith Garside (Ms.)