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Leakless vertebral reposition therapy

Objective

Osteoporosis is a skeletal disorder characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue, currently affecting nearly 200 million individuals worldwide. The disease leads to increased bone fragility and fracture risk of hip, spine, forearm and shoulder. In Europe alone, at least one in three women and one in eight men over the age of 50 will sustain an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime.

Our aim is to improve treatment of the most common of all osteoporotic fractures: the Vertebral Compression Fracture (VCF). Vertebrae (spinal bones) are the building blocks of the spinal column. Loss of body height and a bent posture are visible signs of the condition. People suffering from vertebral compression fractures tend to become less mobile, and regularly suffer from associated problems like decreased appetite, sleep disorders, low self esteem, diminished social interaction and loss of independence. High doses of pain medication, especially narcotic drugs, further limit functional ability in daily life.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-SME-COOP
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Funding Scheme

Cooperative - SMEs-Co-operative research contracts

Coordinator

SOMATEX MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Address
Rheinstrasse 7D
Teltow
Germany

Participants (9)

AG LTD
Estonia
Address
Kadaka Tee 46
Tallinn
ATTICA COMPONENTS LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Attica House, Nort Leigh Business Park, North Leigh
Witney
BLOODLINE SPA
Italy
Address
Via Statale 12 N. 149/A
Medolla (Mo)
CHARITE UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN BERLIN, CENTRUM FUER MUSKULOSKELETALE CHIRURGIE
Germany
Address
Schumannstrasse 20-21
Berlin
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansa Strasse 27C
Muenchen
MEDIGLOBE GMBH
Germany
Address
Medi-globe-strasse 1-5
Achenmuhle
PERA INNOVATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Pera Innovation Park, Nottingham Road
Melton Mowbray
SCANTUBE AB
Sweden
Address
Hoeja
Knivsta
VUSAPL A.S.
Slovakia
Address
Novozamocka 179
Nitra