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New Generation of orthopaedic Biomaterials

Objective

Biomaterials industry and especially the orthopaedics sector represent a large market globally with growth rates of 7-15%. Unfortunately current biomaterials are not optimal and cause pain and distress to a large number of patients. Particularly their life cycle is very small compared to the average starting age of musculoskeletal disorders. The raw materials used can cause neurological problems as Alzheimer disease due to metal ions released in the body and the stress shielding effect can lead to bone atrophy. Also the structural and mechanical properties of biomaterials used in implants are not optimal, chemical inhomogeneity and large distribution of porous dimensions are common factors in production process. There is a clear need for innovation in biomaterials production in terms of biocompatibility, mechanical, and surface properties. NewBioGen introduces a new biomaterial production process that will solve the current problems and provide a new generation of orthopaedic bio-implants. Beta titanium alloys, containing fully biocompatible elements, will be optimised and validated as raw materials for the biomaterial production. The new production process will be using powder metallurgy technology. Use of powder metallurgy for bio-implants production will allow increased control of the final characteristics and properties of the product. It is expected to significantly reduce the chemical and porous inhomogeneties - a source of stress and cause of mechanical implant failure. The next step in our novel approach is the application of ZrO2/Zr coating on the implant using Laser Engineered Net Shape techniques to give better wear resistance and lower the possibility of interfacial separation under repeated loading condition. NewBioGen is taking a new route to establish methods that yield high precision and quality biomaterials and will validate their increased biocompatibility, wear resistance, corrosion resistance, enhanced mechanical and tribological properties.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/metallurgy
  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/biomaterials
  • /medical and health sciences/medical biotechnology/medical bioproducts/implants
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/orthopaedics
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics
  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/neurology/alzheimer

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

SOCINSER 21, S.A
Address
Calle Max Planck 134 Polig Ind Por 1
33392 Gijon Asturias
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 278 043,90
Administrative Contact
Alfonso Iglesias Rodriguez

Participants (10)

TIC - LENS LASERSKE TEHNOLOGIJE DOO

Participation ended

Slovenia
Address
Bezigrajska Cesta 10
3000 Celje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Franc Lovec (Mr.)
NIMESIS TECHNOLOGY SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 235 775,17
Address
Rue Des Artisans 4 Frontigny
57245 Mecleuves
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Diane Gibelin (Ms.)
GLOBAL DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 248 953,80
Address
Leoforos Eirinis 65
48100 Preveza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gregory Doumenis
EMO-ORODJARNA DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 241 786,25
Address
Bezigrajska Cesta 10
3000 Celje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Matjaz Milfelner (Mr.)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 24 000
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Mertzelou (Ms.)
CY.R.I.C CYPRUS RESEARCH AND INNOVATION CENTER LTD
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 43 120
Address
Agias Elenis 6 Agias Elenis Building 4Th Floor Flat Office 43
1060 Lefkosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Panayiotis Philimis (Dr.)
TECNOLOGIAS AVANZADAS INSPIRALIA SL
Spain
Address
Calle Miguel Villanueva 2 6 Piso Puerta 3
26001 Logrono
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mario Fernandez (Mr.)
BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 34 920
Address
Kingston Lane
UB8 3PH Uxbridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Teressa Waller (Ms.)
CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH ANDINNOVATION (CETRI) LTD
Cyprus
Address
77, John Kennedy Avenue
1077 Nicosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giannis Spiropoulos (Dr.)
METROPOLITIKO THERAPEFTIRIO PERSEYSYGEIONOMIKIS MERIMNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 20 400
Address
Ethn. Makariou 9 & El. Venizelou 1
18547 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sergios Stamboulos (Mr.)