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Novel bioresorbable scaffolds and culture methods for cartilage tissue engineering (SCAFCART)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G5RD-CT-1999-00050

  • Start date

    1 February 2000

  • End date

    31 January 2005

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 098 611

  • EU contribution

    € 2 984 379

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

Objective

Tissue engineering approaches have been successfully applied to the treatment of injured particular cartilage. However, problems encountered include the poor quality of regenerated tissue and difficulty in integrating engineered cartilage at the clinical site. This RTD project takes a problem solving approach to improve significantly the quality of tissue engineered cartilage by combining optimized scaffolds with advanced culture methods. Integration at the surgical site will be achieved by generating an osteochondral construct. The latter will also be applied to extend tissue engineering to the treatment of degenerative joint disease and facial cartilage deformity. This RTD project will set new high standards for the biological quality of engineered human tissues to ensure that the European tissue engineering industry is competitive on a world stage, improving quality of life while stimulating economic development.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

Address

Claremont Crescent
S10 2ta Sheffield

United Kingdom

Participants (5)

FIDIA ADVANCED BIOPOLYMERS SRL

Italy

ISO TIS N.V.

Netherlands

SEMMELWEIS UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE

Hungary

UNIVERSITAET BASEL

Switzerland

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G5RD-CT-1999-00050

  • Start date

    1 February 2000

  • End date

    31 January 2005

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 098 611

  • EU contribution

    € 2 984 379

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom