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BIOCERAMICS FOR BONE REPAIR

Objective

There is a general consensus that ceramic based materials should play a very important role in the development of new therapies to treat and substitute damaged or diseased bone. Due to their resistance to wear and corrosion, bioinert technical ceramics are the ideal candidates to replace metallic alloys in a new generation of small, durable and safe orthopaedic implants. On the other hand, osteoconductive and bioactive ceramics such as calcium phosphates and bioactive glasses are the most promising materials to fabricate strong scaffolds to support the engineering of new bone. Ceramic implants and scaffolds are already being introduced in the market and its application is growing. However, for ceramics to fulfil their promise it will be necessary to address several key scientific issues such as the development of toughness and resistance to fatigue in the physiological media, the need to achieve strength in porous tissue engineering scaffolds or the control bioresorption and the interactions at the cell/material interface. To solve these issues a new generation of professionals is needed with a solid multidisciplinary background that will incorporate fields as diverse as materials science and engineering, orthopaedics, tissue engineering, biology, chemistry and biomedical engineering. The final objective of this network is to train young researchers to fill this demand in the strategic area of bioceramics for bone repair. BIOBONE will achieve this by combining hands-on training in state of the art research projects related to key fundamental issues that determine the future bioceramics with academic training and industrial experience. The goal is to form professionals that will play a pivotal role in pushing forward this growing, highly competitive, knowledge-intense field for the coming decades benefiting the European economy, bringing state-of-the-art technology to the bedside and improving the quality of life and current standards of care

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN
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Coordinator

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 173 918,01
Administrative Contact
Shaun Power (Mr.)

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 256 386
Address
Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marc Anglada Gomila (Prof.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE LYON
France
EU contribution
€ 856 428
Address
20 Avenue Albert Einstein
69621 Villeurbanne Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Françoise Martin (Ms.)
FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 509 229,99
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Aldo Boccaccini (Prof.)
AO-FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT DAVOS
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 275 010
Address
Clavadelerstrasse 8
7270 Davos Platz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mauro Alini (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE DE MONS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 257 453
Address
Place Du Parc 20
7000 Mons
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joël De Coninck (Prof.)
CERAMTEC GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 109 801
Address
Ceramtec Platz 1-9
73207 Plochingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Meinhard Kuntz (Dr.)
NORAKER
France
EU contribution
€ 124 497
Address
60 Avenue Rockefeller
69008 Lyon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rachid Zenati (Dr.)
LUCIDEON LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 128 299
Address
Queens Road Penkhull
ST4 7LQ Stoke On Trent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antony Kinsella