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BoneFix: A Paradigm Shift in Fracture Fixations via On-Site Fabrication of Bone Restoration Patches

Project description

A minimally invasive treatment option for bone fractures

According to the World Health Organisation's projections, the incidence of osteoporosis fractures will have risen to 4.5 million by 2025. Current fracture fixators are rigid and thus not efficient in stabilising thin, fragile, inaccessible and shattered bones. The EU-funded BoneFix project's researchers will work on a novel class of bone adhesives and bone restoration materials, which will enable the personalised treatment of bone fractures via minimally invasive surgery under local anaesthesia. To achieve their goals, the team will develop a novel library of biocompatible, biodegradable thiol-ene based monomers, linear polycarbonates and multi-purpose dendritic materials that can bind to wet bones. The ultimate solution will be a bone restoration patch – a customisable, universal solution for fractures that upon complete healing will be fully resorbed.

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-FETPROACT-2019
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Coordinator

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 269 712,50

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
EU contribution
€ 607 002,50
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AO-FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT DAVOS
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 399 820,70
Address
Clavadelerstrasse 8
7270 Davos Platz
Activity type
Research Organisations
REGION HOVEDSTADEN
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 879 586,88
Address
Kongens Vaenge 2
3400 Hillerod
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 228 565
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BIOMEDICAL BONDING AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 302 500
Address
Teknikringen 38 Bv
114 28 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM
France
EU contribution
€ 296 280,55
Address
19 Place Marguerite Perey
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments