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Tailored biodegradable magnesium implant materials

Objective

Cost reduction and improvement of the quality of life is a major issue in health care. This challenge can be tackled by intelligent biomaterials and smart implants which are resorbed by the body upon remodelling of the tissue: What is possible for polymer materials should also be realized for biodegradable metallic materials. MagnIM will train 12 ESRs to contribute to this demanding aims by the development of new aluminium free Magnesium implant materials with tailored properties specific for a bone related application especially in children and for sport medicine. To reach this goal carefully selected materials and processing routes will be combined with comprehensive research to elucidate the correlation between microstructure and corrosion processes. This will be monitored in vitro and in vivo. The ultimate goal will be a prototype implant design which is based on the achievements of this network. To do this, the specific combination of the MagnIM research team is necessary. MagnIM brings together world leading scientists from various research fields: Material scientists and engineers who develop new alloys with tailored properties for biomedical applications and medical scientists and biologists researching on macro- and microscopically changes in bones and bone cells with in vitro and in vivo methods. MagnIM collectively covers basically all aspects, instrumental techniques and approaches necessary to tackle successfully the challenge to understand, and ultimately control, interactions at the material – bone interface. The full achievements of this research are gained because the consortium covers the full value chain from fundamental engineering research towards implant production including relevant industry partners and clinics.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN
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Coordinator

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM HEREON GMBH
Address
Max Planck Strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 900 405
Administrative Contact
Hans-Jörg Isemer (Dr.)

Participants (6)

UNIVERZITA KARLOVA
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 223 700,40
Address
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Milena Stiborova (Dr.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 493 106,12
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sarah Malevé (Ms.)
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAT GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 769 260,16
Address
Auenbruggerplatz 2
8036 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Annelie-Martina Weinberg (Dr.)
MALMO UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 502 674,96
Address
Nordenskioldsgatan 1
205 06 Malmoe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ann Wennerberg (Prof.)
AAP BIOMATERIALS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 240 631,34
Address
Lagerstrasse 11-15
64807 Dieburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Zukowski (Dr.)
ConMed Linvatec Biomaterials OY

Participation ended

Finland
Address
Hermiankatu 6-8 L
33720 Tampere
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kimmo Lähteenkorva (Mr.)