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Molecular Design of Polymers for Biomedical Applications

Project description

Improved quality of life thanks to innovative polymers for biomedical applications

The EU-funded MEDIPOL project is an integrated 4-year programme of knowledge transfer and networking, between six partners with complementary expertise, to design and develop new polymer-based materials for advanced biomedical applications, targeting soft tissues, especially the eye and dermal wounds. There are clear similarities between ocular and dermal sites; understanding these analogies facilitates the design of, for example, corneal bandages, ophthalmic dry eye therapies and effective burn and wound dressings with increased effectiveness. MEDIPOL's knowledge transfer programme will train 49 professionals as future leaders in academia and industry. The specific major problems being targeted relate to vision and mobility, increasingly critical issues worldwide in healthcare systems that have the task of managing the socio-economic aspects of ageing populations.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/ophthalmology

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2019
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

ASTON UNIVERSITY
Address
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET Birmingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 039 600

Participants (2)

I+MED S.COOP. PEQUENA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 82 800
Address
Calle Albert Einstein 15
01510 Vitoria-gasteiz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V LIBERCI
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 110 400
Address
Studentska 1402/2
46117 Liberec
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (3)

CHIANG MAI UNIVERSITY
Thailand
Address
Huay Kaew Road 238
50200 Chiang Mai
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NARESUAN UNIVERSITY
Thailand
Address
Nakhonsawan Road City District
65000 Phitsanulok
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAE FAH LUANG UNIVERSITY
Thailand
Address
333 Moo.1 Thasud Sub-district, Muang
57100 Chiang Rai
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)