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Printing Ultrasound Stimulated piezoelectric materials for Tissue Engineering

Project description

Piezolectric scaffolds stimulate tissue growth

Tissue engineering is a rapidly growing biomedical field focused on repair, maintenance, or replacement of damaged cells. The technique typically relies on a 'scaffold' on which cells are encouraged to differentiate and develop via addition of growth factors and other substances. However, an individual tissue or organ is made up of a multitude of different types of cells, and getting them all to co-exist and organise themselves into functional units as they would in the body is no easy task. PRIUS-TE is planning to significantly improve the outcomes for tissue engineering by exploiting smart materials in hierarchical scaffolds. Although the focus is on bone and cartilage, the innovation will no doubt find application in many other tissues and organs.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2018
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA
Address
Barrio Sarriena S N
48940 Leioa
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 160 932,48