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A STEP FORWARD TO SPINAL CORD INJURY REPAIR USING INNOVATIVE STIMULATED NANOENGINEERED SCAFFOLDS

Project description

A stimulus responsive 3D neural scaffold for spinal cord injury

Inherently, the central nervous system exhibits limited regenerative capacity. As a result, spinal cord injuries cause partial or total loss of motor and sensory function. To improve our understanding of the key factors controlling repair in damaged neural tissues, the EU-funded NeuroStimSpinal project is working on an engineered neural scaffold that mimics the morphology of the native spinal cord. The scaffold combines graphene materials and a decellularised extracellular matrix to provide electrical, chemical, mechanical and topographic cues to neural progenitor cells. The scaffold will facilitate the progenitor cell differentiation towards neuronal and glial cells, offering an invaluable tool for neuroscience research.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Address
Campus Universitário De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
Portugal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 075 260

Participants (6)

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 727 162,50
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 251 250
Address
Avenida De Seneca 2
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING RADBOUD UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 500 000
Address
Houtlaan 4
6525 XZ Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 338 375
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
GRAPHENEST SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 208 750
Address
Lugar De Estacao Edificio Vougapark Piso 2 Sala 107 2
3740 070 Paradela Svv
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STEMMATTERS, BIOTECNOLOGIA E MEDICIINA REGENERATIVA SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 403 125
Address
Parque De Ciencia E Tecnologia Avepark Zona Industrial Da Gandra
4805-017 Barco Gmr
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)