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Getting right anaesthetic needle technology through novel forming and coating processes

Objective

This strategic, development, dissemination and training programme, executed right across the European medical devices sector will enable a team of SMEs from the fields of medical coating and needle forming, chemical industry, medical plastics, sterile packaging, electronics and medical devices distribution to enable an upsurge in development of novel high-added value anaesthetic needles that will contribute to displacing imports from the USA and the Far East. As the consortium's production facilities will not suffice to produce the amounts of needle systems the market will demand the technology will be licensed to more SMEs in the above mentioned sectors. This will provide the potential of hundreds of jobs and will improve the quality of treatment of thousands of people undergoing operations, especially the rising number of elderly people to be operated on, as many general anaesthesia procedures can be replaced or supported by regional anaesthesia procedures. Beside the impact on large groups of medical devices SMEs GRANT technology will have direct impact on the European micro system technology and biotechnology sector affecting more than 240 SMEs. This will achieved through be the realization of the technological objectives that will result in new anaesthetic needles that can achieve these operational targets: low energy supply of neuro stimulation needles (below 10% of current systems) first closed circuit bipolar needle system exactly focused needle tip electric field increased haptic navigation safety of needles higher needle stability for reduced risk of needle break for second and third markets: novel electric coating will be directly applicable chip industry enabling direct circuit printing on metal surfaces in MID technology. novel needle forming will be directly applicable to pipetting robots enabling higher flow rates in diagnostic and pharmaceutical procedures. which will in turn lead to the generation of new protectable IPR.

Call for proposal

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Coordinator

TECNICAS MEDICAS DE NAVARRA S.A.
Address
C. Sacramento 15
Aguadulce (Almeria)
Spain

Participants (15)

EUROECONOMY B.V. BERATUNGSGESELLSCHAFT
Netherlands
Address
Waterhoenlaan 29
Ta Bilthoven
PRODUCTOS QUIMICOS LABORATORIO SA
Spain
Address
C/viena, 27-28
Cartagena
 
VON VELTHEIM EDELSTAHL
Germany
Address
Birkenweg 6
Wehr
PARA TECH COATING SCANDINAVIA AB
Sweden
Address
Elektronikhöjen 6
Järfälla
MEDELEC MINIMECA SA
Switzerland
Address
24
Puidoux
 
KENDAN A/S
Denmark
Address
46 Kongevejen
Birkeroed
DISPOMED S.A.
Poland
Address
Ul. Ceramiczna 1
Lublin
PERA INNOVATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Pera Innovation Park, Nottingham Road
Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
 
MELAB MEDIZINTECHNIK UND LABOR GMBH
Germany
Address
Mollenbachstraße 19
Leonberg
 
MD PH.D. JOSEP RODIERA
Spain
Address
C. Teodora Lamadrid 52-60 4° 1A Esc.f
Barcelona
 
STEFAN JANTSCHULEV, DR. MED.
Germany
Address
Wilhelmstr. 147
Tübingen
 
HUNT DEVELOPMENTS UK LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Units 15-18 Holmbsuh Industrial Estate
Midhurst, West Sussex
DKI GMBH ELEKTRONISCHER GERÄTEBAU UND PRODUKTINNOVATION
Germany
Address
Enderstraße 94
Dresden
 
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastr. 27C
München
UNIVERSIDAD POLITÉCNICA DE CARTAGENA
Spain
Address
Plaza Cronista Isidoro Valverde.edificio La Milagrosa
Cartagena