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.
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Funding SchemeRIA - Research and Innovation action
114 28 Stockholm