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Nexilis augmentation system

Project description

A polymer-based solution for repairing fractures in osteoporotic bones

Repair of bone fractures is conventionally carried out using screws and plates. However, the bones of patients with osteoporosis are very fragile, requiring alternative solutions. To improve bone implant stability, the EU-funded NAS project has developed a novel technology that assists the fixation of screws to osteoporotic bones. The technology includes an inert polymer sleeve that solidifies by ultrasound and serves as an anchorage of the screw to the native bone. Apart from offering enhanced bone stabilisation, the NAS solution is bioresorbable and does not require removal once the bone has healed. Besides orthopaedics, it can also find application in maxillofacial surgery and sports medicine.

Call for proposal

H2020-SMEInst-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SMEINST-1-2016-2017

Coordinator

NEXILIS AG
Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Address
Dammstrasse 14
2540 Grenchen
Switzerland

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Solothurn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 21 429,00