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Urinary bladder bioprinting for fully autologous transplantation

Project description

Bioprinting bladder tissue

Certain conditions, including inflammation and cancer, require augmentation of the urinary bladder. However, the conventional approach of using bowel tissue suffers from risks and post-surgery complications. The EU-funded UroPrint project proposes to engineer bladder tissue for autologous transplantation using laser-induced forward transfer (LIFT) bioprinting technology. Using a prototype bioprinter, researchers will graft primary urothelial and smooth muscle cells onto a natural scaffold ensuring high cell viability and mimicking the function of the human bladder. UroPrint is expected to improve clinical outcomes and the quality of life of patients by reducing hospitalisation.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01

Coordinator

IDRYMA IATROVIOLOGIKON EREUNON AKADEMIAS ATHINON
Net EU contribution
€ 769 875,00
Address
Soranou Efesiou 4
115 27 Athina
Greece

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Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (6)

ASSOCIACAO DO INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO PARA A INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 400 935,00
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049 001 Lisboa

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 619 500,01
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina

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Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

PHOSPRINT IDIOTIKI KEFALAIOUXIKIETAIREIA
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 140 999,98
Address
Patriarxou Grigoriou E Kai Neapoleos 27
15341 Agia Paraskevi Athina

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
OPTICS11 BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 496 250,00
Address
Hettenheuvelweg 37
1101 BM Amsterdam

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
METATISSUE - BIOSOLUTIONS, LDA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 555 875,00
Address
Pci Parque De Ciencia E Inovacao Edificio Central Via Do Conhecimento
3830-352 Ilhavo

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Continente Centro (PT) Região de Aveiro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ASPHALION SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 75 000,00
Address
Calle Tarragona, Numeros 151-157, Planta 10, Bloqu
08014 Barcelona

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00