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Injectable macroporous biomaterial based on Calcium Phosphate cement for bone regeneration

Injectable macroporous biomaterial based on Calcium Phosphate cement for bone regeneration

Objective

Osteoporosis and bone degeneration in aging populations as well as bone defects caused by trauma and pathology grounds a societal need for therapeutic products. The main goal and the breakthrough of this project are to implement a novel concept of biomat erials for bone regeneration, with a range of properties that elicit specific cell responses. The biomaterials developed in this project will give improvements in health, quality of life, environment and safety. These multifunctional biomaterials will be injectable, porous, intelligent and biodegradable to promote osteogenesis and angiogenesis. Because these biomaterials will be injectable, they will be applied by means of minimally invasive surgery. This means less suffering by the patient, reduction o f health care cost, simple surgical technique and improved working conditions. These biomaterials will be an advantageous alternative to autologous bone due to their large availability and that they can be obtained sterilized right off the shelf.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Address

Jordi Girona 31
Barcelona

Spain

Administrative Contact

Josep Anton PLANELL ESTANY (Prof.)

Participants (6)

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CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

ISTITUTI ORTOPEDICI RIZZOLI

Italy

PROVOST, FELLOWS, AND SCHOLARS OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN

Ireland

UNIVERSITAET ULM

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF GHENT

Belgium

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 13912

  • Start date

    1 May 2005

  • End date

    30 April 2008

Funded under:

FP6-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 456 169

  • EU contribution

    € 1 796 814

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain