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Advanced multifunctional zirconia ceramics for long-lasting implants

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 280741

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    30 June 2015

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 557 540,40

  • EU contribution

    € 4 000 000

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE LYON

France

Objective

The aim of LONGLIFE is to develop new multi-functional zirconia oral and spine (lumbar inter-vertebral disc) implants, with a perfect reliability and a lifetime longer than 60 years. Such an ambitious goal, motivated by the risks and costs associated to revision surgery, will only be reachable by an improvement of the Low Temperature Degradation (LTD) resistance of zirconia and by an enhancement of the osseointegration capabilities of the implants in contact with bone. As zirconia-based ceramics are the only oxides able to couple high stress resistance and fracture toughness thanks to transformation toughening, a strong effort will be given to the improvement of their stability in the presence of water, without decreasing their toughness and strength. Osseointegration will be improved by the chemical and topographical modification of the surface. We aim at producing zirconia surfaces able to decrease the risk of bacterial adhesion and improve bone apposition, for better clinical success. Given the specific nature of ceramics, especially versus the risk of brittle failure, we aim at developing new ceramic-oriented designs for the implants, and not just ‘copy and paste’ from metal implants as it is generally done at present. This ‘implants by design’ approach will ensure a better, long-lasting success of oral and spine implants. At last, the LONGLIFE consortium will develop acceleration tests which will be able to reproduce more effectively the different degradation mechanisms and their interplay in a multi-physics approach, in order to ensure an implant reliability and lifetime superior to current implants’.
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Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE LYON

Address

20 Avenue Albert Einstein
69621 Villeurbanne Cedex

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 509 469

Administrative Contact

Françoise Martin (Ms.)

Participants (12)

KISCO INTERNATIONAL SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 447 929

DOCERAM MEDICAL CERAMICS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 324 180

AKEO PLUS

France

EU Contribution

€ 391 940

NTTF COATINGS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 359 360

KISCO INTERNATIONAL SAS

France

ANTHOGYR SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 487 120

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 324 380

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRIESTE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 245 204

RISE IVF AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 331 815

UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM FREIBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 412 720

PLAZMA KERAMIKA TECNOLOGIJA SIA

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 75 583

WAVESTONE LUXEMBOURG SA

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 90 300

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 280741

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    30 June 2015

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 557 540,40

  • EU contribution

    € 4 000 000

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE LYON

France