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Biomineralizing coatings for maxillofacial implants

Objective

There is great need for more effective bone grafts to treat craniomaxillofacial (CMF) complications. Bone grafting, which accounted for 24 million procedures and $3.3 billion in sales worldwide in 2010, is critical to treat CMF complications associated to trauma, tumour removal, or congenital disorders. However, the use of traditional autogenous or allogenic grafts possesses a number of problems. MINGRAFT aims to establish a new scalable bioactive coating for bespoke implants to treat mandibular bone complications. The project will aim to develop a coating that is tuneable, easy to fabricate, versatile, and that can promote the rapid integration of mandibular implants while stimulating bone regeneration.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /medical and health sciences/medical biotechnology/implants

Call for proposal

ERC-2017-PoC
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Funding Scheme

ERC-POC - Proof of Concept Grant

Host institution

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 149 796

Beneficiaries (2)

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 149 796
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
327 Mile End Road
E1 4NS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments