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RESTORING CARDIAC MECHANICAL FUNCTION BY POLYMERIC ARTIFICIAL MUSCULAR TISSUE

Project description

Artificial muscle for the implementation of cardiac contraction assist devices

Current medical or surgical treatments cannot restore muscular contractility in heart failure and atrial fibrillation, the most common and serious cardiac diseases. A revolutionary approach would be to use smart materials to support or restore cardiac mechanical function. The EU-funded REPAIR project aims to explore and consolidate a new approach in cardiac contraction assistance. Researchers will develop biomimetic contractile units made from a liquid crystalline elastomer. The project prototypes will pave the way for new biomedical technologies that will lead to enhanced life quality and survival.

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-FETPROACT-2019
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 979 493,75

Participants (9)

SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 332 500
Address
Piazza Martiri Della Liberta 33
56127 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 505 500
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4
6200 MD Maastricht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SZEGEDI TUDOMANYEGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 230 000
Address
Dugonics Ter 13
6720 Szeged
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 296 470
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 395 000
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE HOSPITALIER UNIVERSITAIRE VAUDOIS
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 135 625
Address
Rue Du Bugnon 21
1011 Lausanne
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MEDTRONIC BAKKEN RESEARCH CENTER B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 502 968,75
Address
Endepolsdomein 5
6229GW Maastricht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CELLINK AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 270 000
Address
Arvid Wallgrens Backe 20
413 46 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SPECIFIC POLYMERS
France
EU contribution
€ 262 150
Address
Avenue Des Cocardieres 150 Zac Via Domitia
34160 Castries
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)