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Novel Therapeutic Strategies for Tissue Engineering of Bone and Cartilage Using Second Generation Biomimetic Scaffolds

Objective

The main aim of the proposed network of excellence (Noël) is to combat and overcome fragmentation of European Research on the field of Tissue Engineering of Bone and Cartilage. The network will bring together Europe's leading academic centres and several complementary industrial players in a multi-disciplinary consortium to conduct and structure research that is able to compete in the internationally arena, namely with USA and Japan. The constitution of this network of excellence will lead to a complete restructuring and reshaping of the European research in this field. The size of the network (20 partners from 13 countries, including 9 of the EU member states), and the selection of its original members, was designed in order to join together the critical mass and all the expertises needed to be an unavoidable world reference on the topic of tissue engineering of bone and cartilage. In order to achieve that, the network also incorporates, as part of an International Advisory Board (not funded by EU), academic (but not industrial) partners of leading institutions in the USA, Canada and Singapore. These partners, leaded in most cases by researchers of EU nationality, agreed to join the network bringing in a specific expertise that will help to move European research on that particular topic. This Noël aims to provide new tissue engineering technologies for therapeutic treatments, which will ultimately have a major social impact by contributing to the challenge of providing lifelong health for our society at an affordable cost.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-NMP-1
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF MINHO
Address
Largo Do Paco
Braga
Portugal

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Participants (20)

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Serrano 117
Madrid

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UNIVERSITY OF PISA
Italy
Address
Via Lungamo Pacinotti 43
Pisa

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TTY-SAATIO
Finland
Address
Korkeakoulunkatu 10
Tampere

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LUDWIG BOLTZMANN ASSOCIATION
Austria
Address
Operngasse 6 - 5Th Floor
Vienna

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INSTITUTE OF MACROMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY, ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Czechia
Address
Heyrovsky Sq. 2
Prague

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UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN DER JOHANNES GUTENBERG-UNIVERSITAET MAINZ
Germany
Address
Langenbeckstr.1
Mainz

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SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, ZURICH
Switzerland
Address
Raemistrasse 101
Zurich

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MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Turkey
Address
Inonu Bulvari
Ankara

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HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY
Turkey
Address
Beytepe
Ankara

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THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
Address
Firth Court, Western Bank
Sheffield

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THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM
Israel
Address
Givat Ram
Jerusalem

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CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA AB
Sweden
Address
Chalmersplatsen 1
Gothenburg

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KEELE UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Keele University
Staffordshire

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UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL OF SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN
Germany
Address
Ratzeburger Allee 160
Luebeck

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KEDRION S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Loc. Ai Conti
Barga (Lu)

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CELLMED AG
Germany
Address
Industriestrasse 19
Alzenau

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UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM ULM
Germany
Address
Albert-einstein-allee 29
Ulm

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MATERIALISE NV
Belgium
Address
Technologielaan 15
Leuven

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UNIVERSITÁ DI TRENTO
Italy
Address
Via Mesiano 77
Trento

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ÉCOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FÉDÉRALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Ecublens, Building Aab
Lausanne

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