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Strain-stiffening vascular graft with outstanding compliance

Project description

Strain-stiffening synthetic vascular grafts

Cardiovascular diseases are leading causes of death, and appropriate treatment options remain challenging and expensive. Often, the only option is the replacement of native blood vessels. Patient-derived vascular grafts remain the gold standard as a replacement of the original vessel since currently available synthetic grafts have several drawbacks. The stress–strain curve in synthetic grafts is linear and the grafts are stiff in comparison to native blood vessels, which are soft and have a non-linear, strain-stiffening mechanical behaviour. The EU-funded VASCUGRAFT project aims to produce samples of biomimetic vascular grafts using previously developed materials that mimic the strain-stiffening of healthy native blood vessels.

Host institution

RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG
Net EU contribution
€ 150 000,00
Address
Seminarstrasse 2
69117 Heidelberg
Germany

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Heidelberg, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data

Beneficiaries (2)

RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 150 000,00
Address
Seminarstrasse 2
69117 Heidelberg

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Heidelberg, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL

Participation ended

Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Olshausenstrasse 40
24118 Kiel
Region
Schleswig-Holstein Schleswig-Holstein Kiel, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00