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Anatomically Precise Revolutionary Implant for bone Conserving Osteoarthritis Treatment

Project description

Novel implant for small joint arthritis

The prevalence of small joint arthritis in the hands and feet is on the rise due to population ageing. Young adults are also becoming increasingly vulnerable to finger joint arthritis from the extended use of computers and other electronic devices. Currently available artificial joints are invasive, tissue sacrificing, and do not restore natural kinematics. As one of the goals of modern society is independent living during ageing, new reliable methods are needed to treat joint arthritis. The EU-funded APRICOT project proposes an advanced self-lubricating compliant implant that is minimally invasive, suitable for any age group, and preserves almost all bone and soft tissue. The project will prove the concept, supporting the development of a revolutionary treatment for small joint arthritis.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 760 711,25

Participants (6)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 575 770
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
AURORA MEDICAL LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 410 462,50
Address
11 Pook Lane, East Lavant
PO18 0AW Chichester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 509 225
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EURICE EUROPEAN RESEARCH AND PROJECT OFFICE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 318 716,25
Address
Heinrich-hertz-allee 1
66386 St Ingbert
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 398 910
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 279 250
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments