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Cell-free Ti-based Medical Implants due to Laser-induced Microstructures

Project description

Surface modification of medical implants to prevent cell overgrowth

Smart medical implants find applications in all medical fields, including miniaturised pacemakers. The implants with a Titanium-alloy are less overgrown by the cells and can be easily removed or replaced. Recently developed Titanium-alloy substrate with self-organised spikes covered with sub-micrometer ripples created by laser-ablation provides too little surface for cell growth. The EU-funded CellFreeImplant project focuses on finding partners for the future development of smart implants with patient needs in mind. The project will identify at least four different market segments for miniaturised and smart medical implants. The customised samples with surfaces modified by laser-induced micro- and nano-structures will be provided for assessment by the potential strategic partners.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-FETOPEN-4-2016-2017

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT LINZ
Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz
Austria

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Region
Westösterreich Oberösterreich Linz-Wels
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 50 000,00

Participants (2)

BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 35 000,00
Address
Unter Den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 35 000,00
KEPLER UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 15 000,00
Address
Krankenhausstrasse 7a
4020 Linz

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Region
Westösterreich Oberösterreich Linz-Wels
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 15 000,00