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Regenerative Medicine Innovation Crossing - Research and Innovation Staff Exchange inRegenerative Medicine

Objective

Natural materials in biomedical field are investigated for clinical use, as materials for the fabrication of biomedical prostheses, for the stimulation of regenerative medicine patterns, or as carriers for drug release, and have acquired increasing relevance in the past years, being recognized their intrinsic bioactive properties and the possibility to repair and overcome diseases with the use of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (TERM) based procedures.
Different kinds of natural materials like silks from silkworms, chitins and chitosan from crustacean, corals, collagen from marine organisms, polymers derived from plants or algae have found or are investigated for clinical use.
Research activities will be directed to the exploitation and validation of natural materials for tissue engineering applications.
The exchange of faculties and researchers aims also at comparing methods, regulations, procedures, good practices and methodologies with the goal of establishing a consensus on the use of in vitro experiments for the validation of materials, the possibility of building in vitro models for the investigation and the reduction of animal testing, and the use of in vitro technologies for the construction of 3D predictive models to be used for the evaluation of biocompatibility of materials, efficacy of regenerative process and drugs efficiency without earlier use of animal testings, and to model disease progress and mechanisms (e.g. tumor models).
The involved institutions have a proven excellence in the area covered by this proposal, and scientific collaborations already exist among their scientists. Besides, the two EU partners are members of the European Institute on Regenerative Medicine, with a dense network of collaborations all over the world.
The exchange of researchers and the organization of joint networking activities will facilitate the know how circulation, alignment of procedures and the involvement of a broader industrial community.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/medical biotechnology/tissue engineering
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology/phycology

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2017
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Address
Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 346 500

Participants (1)

UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 324 000
Address
Largo Do Paco
4704 553 Braga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (3)

CHONBUK NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
South Korea
Address
Baekje Daero 567 Deokjin Gu Jeonju Si
561 756 Jeollabuk Do
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHULALONGKORN UNIVERSITY
Thailand
Address
Phyathai Road 254 Pathumwan
10330 Bangkok
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MONGOLIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Mongolia
Address
8Th Khoroo, Baga Toiruu
141910005 Ulaanbaatar
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments