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Enhanced Durability Resurfacing Endoprosthesis

Objective

Each year in Europe there are:- • 800000 hip operations costing approximately €1,942 per/implant, worth over €1.5 billion • Hip implant operations are rising by approximately 15%. • Currently 10% of all the prosthesis implanted are in patients under 55 years of age of which 33% of these will fail within 16 years with a further 20% of implant fitted to over 55’s failing with in 20 years requiring revisional surgery costing €2.3 billion per annum. Treatment of younger patients with severe hip disease using a conventional THR presents a challenge with the rate of success being very low, (most failing within 16 years). To over come this Finsbury help develop the MoM BHR resurfacing hip with a survival rate of 93% over a conventional THR. However, studies have reported high concentrations of Co & Cr in the serum and/or urine of patients with MoM resurfacing implants. Studies have shown that increased levels of Co & Cr cause caners such as leukaemia and are linked with myocardiopathy. During the course of this project we intend to overcome these problems by developing a ceramic one ceramic or ceramic on polymer resurfacing hip. Like that of the MOM prosthesis will only cover the femoral head thus retaining all of the desirable properties associated with retaining an intact femur.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/ceramics
  • /medical and health sciences/medical biotechnology/implants

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

AURORA MEDICAL LIMITED
Address
11 Pook Lane, East Lavant
PO18 0AW Chichester
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 174 184
Administrative Contact
Andrew Taylor (Dr.)

Participants (10)

MEDICOAT AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 211 071
Address
Almuesenacherstrasse 2A
5506 Magenwil
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philipp Gruner (Mr.)
HUNT DEVELOPMENTS (UK) LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 237 335
Address
Holmbush Industrial Estates Units 15-18
GU29 9HX Midhurst
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Trevor Leslie Hunt (Mr.)
ALA ORTHO SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 72 481
Address
Via Dell'innovazione 9
20032 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alessandro Del Re (Mr.)
CERAMTEC GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 30 001
Address
Ceramtec Platz 1-9
73207 Plochingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Goetz Griesmayr (Mr.)
Invibio Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 35 491
Address
Hillhouse International
FY5 4QD Thornton Cleveleys
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Irene Sinz (Ms.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 11 541
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 9 926
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ludde Edgren (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 10 293
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sandra Rees (Ms.)
NAMSA
France
EU contribution
€ 13 152
Address
Chemin De L Islon 115
38670 Chasse Sur Rhone
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Evelyne Joaquim-Soravia (Ms.)
FINSBURY (DEVELOPMENT) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 334 674,10
Address
Mole Business Park, Randalls Road 13
KT22 7BA Leatherhead
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andy Taylor (Dr.)