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Novel combination of biopolymers and manufacturing technologies for production of a peripheral nerve implant containing an internal aligned channels array

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 604450

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2014

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 356 655

  • EU contribution

    € 3 409 540

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION TEKNIKER

Spain

Objective

"Peripheral nerves are basic communication structures guiding motor and sensitive information from CNS to effector or receptor units. Severe nerve injuries include axon bundles section and Schawnn cells destruction, which results in loss of motion control and sensorial perception. After the lesion, cells present in damaged nerves activate spontaneously self-regeneration programs that might facilitate further treatment. Nerve autograft is the “gold standard” surgical intervention that demands autologous tissue extraction and corresponding function loss. The goal of the project is the validation of biomaterials structural plasticity and those compatible manufacturing technologies that will enable the generation of a tubular structure containing an intraluminal microstructure based on an array of aligned channels or fibers. The regenerative properties of this prototype will be also validated in vivo in a sciatic nerve section animal model. This project proposal will take advantage of partners’ experience in the design of medical devices composed of natural and synthetic biomaterials and in scaled-up production mechanization technologies for the generation of the most effective peripheral nerve implant."
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Coordinator

FUNDACION TEKNIKER

Address

Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 663 889

Administrative Contact

Saioa Mondragon (Ms.)

Participants (7)

HISTOCELL SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 439 839

CONTIPRO AS

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 303 960

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 553 988

ASHLAND SPECIALTIES IRELAND LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 395 293

THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 504 053

SERVICIO DE SALUD DE CASTILLA LA MANCHA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 445 738

Qserve Consultancy BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 102 780

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 604450

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2014

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 356 655

  • EU contribution

    € 3 409 540

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION TEKNIKER

Spain