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Tissue engineered nerve repair devices: development of european medical implantable devices and research training focus.

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK3-CT-1999-00625

  • Start date

    1 February 2000

  • End date

    31 January 2004

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 728 821

  • EU contribution

    € 2 096 477

Coordinated by:

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

Objective

Why are there still no effective protocols for repairing the damaged nervous system? Our proposal addresses this question and: will link basic scientists and clinicians working in the fields of the and nerve repair with expertise in complementary technologies and well characterises experimental systems; produce and test fibronectin-based materials for use as implants in nerve repair; identify a quantitative relationship between mechanical load and adhesion in repaired peripheral nerves; develop devices for use when stretch-induced fibrosis is a major problem in nerve repair, such as the use of hyaluronan barrier layers. Assess the potential of fn -based material to support axonal regrowth in thes cns; train young european scientists and clinicians in experimental and clinical research methodologies; generate novel treatment strategies for nerve repair.

Coordinator

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON

Address

Strand
Wc2r 2ls London

United Kingdom

Participants (8)

ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM

Netherlands

FIDIA ADVANCED BIOPOLYMERS SRL

Italy

INTERCYTEX LTD

United Kingdom

NETHERLANDS RESEARCH SCHOOL FOR ASTRONOMY - LEGALLY REPRESENTED BY UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN

Netherlands

QUEEN MARY AND WESTFIELD COLLEGE - UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF GENOVA

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK3-CT-1999-00625

  • Start date

    1 February 2000

  • End date

    31 January 2004

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 728 821

  • EU contribution

    € 2 096 477

Coordinated by:

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom