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Monoblock Acetabular cup with Trabecular-like Coating

Objective

The project aim is to enhance the research and innovation of three SMEs working in different sectors namely glass production, coatings fabrication and software on demand. These SMEs will commercially exploit the project findings on osteoinductive coatings and scaffolds. Without this project the 3 SMEs would not be in a position to provide into this market area.
One person out of 150 people reading this proposal will likely need a hip prosthesis in the following 30 years. Therefore, to meet this ever increasing demand MATCh aims to deliver a MONOBLOCK ceramic acetabular cup prototype during the project period.
At present, non-cemented acetabular elements are characterized by a configuration comprising a cup housed in a metal back for the implant osteointegration. This configuration has drawbacks of high risk of relative mobility, wear of the cup and potential damage to the pelvis bone.To overcome these drawbacks, the prototyping of an innovative MONOBLOCK ceramic cup will be developed based on WO2008/146322A2, which describes a cup anchored to the bone through a bioactive trabecular coating, glazed on its surface and able to promote both primary and long term osteointegration. In the monoblock cup, there is no metal back and it allows a ceramic-on-ceramic coupling with very low wear rate. In addition, this configuration allows a wider range of prostheses sizes and less trauma during surgical implantation.
MATCh will develop prototypes able to accelerate osteointegration and to avoid aseptic loosening due to wear, relative mobility and bone damage and that could be used for a wider range of patients.
These goals are achievable within the project duration as RTD partners (AIMEN, FCIM, ICI, POLITO) have developed technologies for glazing glasses on ceramic substrates and for the production of scaffolds and have wide expertise in the field of ceramics.
The SMEs partners will work on the production of coatings, industrial glass synthesis and biomechanical modeling.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2011
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Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 61 515,25
Administrative Contact
Claudia Roveglia (Dr.)

Participants (6)

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 26 560
Address
Calle Relva Torneiros 27A
36410 Porrino
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gala Pérez Pérez (Ms.)
CENTRE CIM FUNDACIO PRIVADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 20 240
Address
Carrer Llorens I Artigas 12
08028 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Joaquim Minguella (Prof.)
NYSKOPUNARMIDSTOD ISLANDS
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 13 774
Address
Arleyni 2-8
112 Reykjavik
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pall Arnason (Mr.)
EXEMPLAR SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 249 900
Address
Corso Vittorio Emanuele Ii 161
10139 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cosima Fiaschi (Ms.)
FAME-MED MEDIKAL TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 346 790,75
Address
Agac Metal Sitesi 1436 Sok 32 Iosb
06370 Yenimahalle Ankara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nuri Akkas (Prof.)
GLASS TECHNOLOGY SERVICES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 390 120
Address
Churchill Way 9
S35 2PY Sheffield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nicholas Kirk (Dr.)