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European Training Network to develop Improved Bioresorbable Materials for Orthopaedic and Vascular Implant Applications

Objective

BioImplant ITN is a European Industrial Doctorate (EID) programme that will provide world-class multidisciplinary training to a new generation of high-achieving ESRs in the area of medical device development. A well-balanced consortium of academic, industry and clinical partners has been assembled to deliver the training programme, spanning a number of EU countries and industry sectors to promote international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral aspects of ESR skill development. The programme vision of the BioImplant ITN is to deliver technical, interdisciplinary and transferrable skills training to the ESR community all areas of the medical device development Supply Value Chain. The BioImplant ITN programme will develop improved bioresorbable materials and implement them in orthopaedic and vascular implant applications. Bioresorbable materials are rapidly gaining traction in soft and hard tissue medical implants, with both polymer- and metal-based resorbable materials having been developed for medical device applications. However, major issues relating to their poor mechanical properties and rapid degradation behaviour have limited their application. The research programme of the BioImplant ITN will address these issues by (i) targeting new processing solutions to enhance the mechanical behaviour of bioresorbable polymers and (ii) integrate high stiffness magnesium- and ceramic-based reinforcements with polymers to produce novel hybrid/composite materials with optimised functional performance. The development of these innovative biomaterials will represent a major advancement on the current state-of-the-art in bioresorbable materials and maximise commercial potential in vascular and orthopaedic applications. Furthermore, the comprehensive skillset delivered by the programme will enhance career development and employability of ESRs within the Medical Technology sector and promote their development into leading innovators in the European Medical Technology sector.

Coordinator

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY

Address

University Road
H91 Galway

Ireland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 098 737,28

Participants (7)

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THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 1 212 690,24

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 252 788,40

FUNDACION IMDEA MATERIALES

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 752 714,64

BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED

Ireland

MEOTEC GMBH & CO KG

Germany

ITA TECHNOLOGIETRANSFER GMBH

Germany

VASCULAR FLOW TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 813869

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2019

  • End date

    31 December 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 316 930,56

  • EU contribution

    € 3 316 930,56

Coordinated by:

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY

Ireland