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COATING - slippery wires: revolutionizing COronAry sTentING

Project description

A novel lubricant technology for improved stent implantation outcomes

Coronary stent implantation is often characterised by complications such as thrombosis and narrowing of the treated blood vessel known as restenosis. For this purpose, patients receive pharmacological treatment, which has, however, significant side effects. The EU-funded COATING project proposes to develop a nanotechnology-based intervention as a lubricant to reduce the harmful shear stresses that are generated between the coronary stent surface and the vessel wall. Scientists will test solutions of different biocompatible magnetic particles and promote the best candidates that demonstrate reduced friction and fewer side effects. Overall, the COATING technology has the potential to improve the quality of life of millions of patients worldwide.

Coordinator

EIDGENOSSISCHE FORSCHUNGSANSTALT WSL
Net EU contribution
€ 203 149,44
Address
Zuercherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf
Switzerland

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 203 149,44