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INK-BASED HYBRID MULTI-MATERIAL FABRICATION OF NEXT GENERATION IMPLANTS

Objective

Improving the life quality of Europe’s increasingly elderly population is one of the most pressing challenges our society faces today. The need to treat age-related degenerative changes in e.g. articular joints or dental implants will boost the market opportunities for tissue regeneration products like biological scaffolds. State of the art 3D printing technologies can provide biocompatible implants with the right macroscopic shape to fit a patient-specific tissue defect. However, for a real functionality, there is a need for new biomaterials, technologies and processes that additionally allow the fabrication of a scaffold microstructure that induces tissue-specific regeneration. It is not possible to address the complexity in structure and properties of human tissues with a single material or fabrication technique. Besides, there are many types of tissue in the human body, each with their own internal structures and functions. INKplant vision is the fusion/combination of different biomaterials (6 different inks), high-resolution, high throughput additive manufacturing technologies already proved for industrial processes (ceramic sterolithography and 3D multimaterial inkjet printing), and advanced simulation and biological evaluation, to bring a new concept for the design and fabrication of biomimetic scaffolds (3D printed patient specific resorbable cell-free implants) which can address the complexity of the different tissue in the human body, demonstrated for 2 Use Cases. For a successful future translation, INKplant will consider all the relevant clinical adoption criteria already at the beginning of the development process. To address INKplant challenging objective the consortium includes the best expertise from the main areas of relevance to the project: biomaterials, 3D printing technology, tissue engineering, regulatory bodies and social humanities.

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-TR-IND-2020-twostage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

PROFACTOR GMBH
Address
Im Stadtgut D1
4407 Steyr Gleink
Austria
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 808 830

Participants (18)

STRATASYS LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 382 402,50
Address
Holzman Street 2
76124 Rehovot
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LITHOZ GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 406 200
Address
Mollardgasse 85A 2 1 64-69
1060 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FLUIDINOVA SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 183 968,75
Address
Rua Engenheiro Frederico Ulrich 2650 Tecmaia Parque De Ciencia E Tecnologia Da Maia
4470 605 Maia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
3D MATRIX EUROPE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 202 160
Address
11 Chemin Des Petites Brosses
69300 Caluire Et Cuire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LUXINERGY GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 161 000
Address
Peter Tunner Strasse 19
8700 Leoben
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELKEM SILICONES FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 273 643,75
Address
Avenue Georges Pompidou 21
69003 Lyon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TIGER Coatings
Austria
EU contribution
€ 435 982,50
Address
Negrellistrasse 36
4600 Wels
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 216 125
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT LINZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 354 300
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KEPLER UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 172 775
Address
Krankenhausstrasse 7A
4020 Linz
Activity type
Other
BIOMED CENTER INNOVATION GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 389 660
Address
Ludwig-thoma-strasse 36C
95447 Bayreuth
Activity type
Research Organisations
LUDWIG BOLTZMANN GESELLSCHAFT OSTERREICHISCHE VEREINIGUNG ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTLICHEN FORSCHUNG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 303 933,75
Address
Nussdorfer Strasse 64/6
1090 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 399 882,50
Address
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHARITE - UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 383 506,25
Address
Chariteplatz 1
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TRANSTISSUE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 340 528,75
Address
Chariteplatz 1 Virchowweg 11
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIOTECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE I MAS D
Spain
EU contribution
€ 270 080
Address
Calle San Antonio 15 5
01005 Vitoria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 204 606,25
Address
Heidelberglaan 100
3584 CX Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASOCIACION ESPANOLA DE NORMALIZACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 98 570
Address
Calle Genova 6
28004 Madrid
Activity type
Other