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Increasing the performance of total hip replacement prostheses through functionally graded material innovation and design

Objetivo

In our ageing society, there is a tremendous need for biomaterials. The majority of hip prosthesis components are currently made of metal/polyethylene combinations with limited long-term performance and clinical risks. New ceramic materials with increased strength are needed especially for smaller prosthesis components. this project is based on the concept of functionally graded materials (FGM) to develop alumina/zirconia graded ceramics. The potential of this bioinert system follows from the excellent properties achieved with alumina monoliths (low wear rate, high hardness) and zirconia (high strength and toughness). The FGM concept could fill the need for an increase in long-term reliability of all- ceramic hip prosthesis of all sizes, in particular for smaller hip bearings.

Convocatoria de propuestas

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Régimen de financiación

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinador

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Dirección
2,kasteelpartk Arenberg, 44
3001 Heverlee
Bélgica

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Participantes (8)

BODYCOTE H.I.P. LIMITED
United Kingdom
Dirección
Hulley Road, Hurdsfield
SK10 2SG Macclesfield

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CERAMTEC AG
Alemania
Dirección
Fabrikstrasse 23-29
73201 Plochingen

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COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
Italia
Dirección
Via Enrico Fermi 1
21020 Ispra

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HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Finlandia
Dirección
2a,vuorimiehentie 2a
02015 Hut

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JOZEF STEFAN INSTITUTE
Eslovenia
Dirección
39,jamova 39
1001 Ljubljana

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LABORATOIRE D'EVALUATION DES MATÉRIELS IMPLANTABLES
Francia
Dirección
Technopole Montesquieu
33650 Martillac

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LIMA LTO SPA
Italia
Dirección
Via Nazionale 36, Villanova
33030 Buia

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NUCLEAR PHYSICS INSTITUTE - ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Chequia
Dirección

250 68 Rez - Praha

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