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Resorbable Ceramic Biocomposites for Orthopaedic and Maxillofacial Applications

Objective

Ceramic composite materials have for many years been considered to show great promise in the repair of musculoskeletal defects. The materials can mimic the structure of bone, and devices made from the materials can be structured to closely match the mechanical requirements of implant sites. In addition, wide ranges of bioactivity are possible, from inert to fully resorbable.

Bioceramics have most commonly been used to date in dentistry, and in some orthopaedic applications, e.g. as an injectable paste for vertebroplasty, or as a coating material for metal orthopaedic implants. However, advances in cellular medicine bring great opportunity for significant growth in the bioceramics industry – bioceramics and bioceramic composites offer levels of bioactivity which far exceed those available from metal implants, together with combinations of strength and modulus which exceed anything which can be offered by bioactive polymers on their own. Working in tandem with cells, proteins and other biologically active agents (both from the host and introduced) bioceramic composites have the potential to revolutionise many treatments and therapies, giving new, highly effective early stage clinical interventions for conditions where no approach has existed to date.

In order to deliver on the potential shown by bioceramic composites the combination of mechanical design, materials, processing, clinical delivery and subsequent biological interaction all have to be understood in an integrated and systematic way. This proposal will address this underlying research and technological challenge in order to develop new bioceramic products for five SME partner companies.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2011-SME-5
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 701 508,60
Administrative Contact
Deborah Grieves (Ms.)

Participants (11)

SAGETIS BIOTECH SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 399 244
Address
Via Augusta 390
08017 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eduard Diviu (Mr.)
BIONICA TECH SRL

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 262 872,92
Address
Corso Germano Sommeiller 32
10128 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chiara Vitale-Brovarone (Dr.)
ORLA PROTEIN TECHNOLOGIES LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 207 397
Address
Akenside Studios Akenside Hill 3
NE13UF Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sion Phillips (Dr.)
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 384 902
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kaj Fried (Prof.)
ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 395 416,48
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Izabel Alfany Fernandez (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 564 505
Address
Largo Dos Colegiais 2
7000 803 Evora
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Cesaltina Frade Semedo Louro (Dr.)
GLASS TECHNOLOGY SERVICES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 193 933
Address
Churchill Way 9
S35 2PY Sheffield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martyn Marshall (Dr.)
INSTITUT QUIMIC DE SARRIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 277 200
Address
Calle Via Augusta 384-394
08017 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Salvador Borrós (Prof.)
JRI ORTHOPAEDICS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 146 813
Address
18 Churchill Way 35 A Business Park
S35 2PY Sheffield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Edward Richard Cornell Draper (Dr.)
FONDAZIONE DEL PIEMONTE PER L'ONCOLOGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 70 801
Address
Strada Provinciale Km 3,95 142
10060 Candiolo To
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Salvatore Nieddu (Dr.)
CONSORZIO PER LA RICERCA E L EDUCAZIONE PERMANENTE TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 223 766
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Sabrina Laverdino (Dr.)