During the last five to ten years, the healthcare sector is increasing its research activity, not only because final terminal cases are looking for solutions, but also diagnosis, treatment and life-long care are becoming ways to reduce costs of health care. Also, doctors and patients are constantly looking for better technologies in products such as orthopedic prosthesis, diagnostics, surgery instrumentation, drug dosing and delivery systems. In the meantime other maturing manufacturing systems with high level of knowledge (e.g. automotive manufacturing field) have been decreasing its research activity and well-developed technological advancements and solutions are not exploited as much as they can be in other fields. The main objective is to create and reinforce synergies between applied investigation fields of engineering and medicine in order to develop new solutions for the healthcare sector. The project will help in creating a high level expertise and understanding on Design, Prototyping and Manufacture for Medical Devices using computing tools, biomaterials and other biocompatible engineering materials. IREBID project is focused on developing novel and innovative medical devices, based on four big activities, Workshops (Seminars given by experts in medical field), Lecture (Short Senior Researcher Visit), Joint Research Projects (Collaboration between two or more partners) and Meetings. The expected result of the project is to develop solutions for the sector of biomedicine (new medical devices) and bioengineering such as, Development of coronary "stents", devices which can slowly dose the medicine, improve existing developments, develop artificial joint replacements and orthopedic prosthesis, new optimized geometries and coatings for some invasive medical tools such as needles, scalpels and surgical tools and fabrication of functional graded scaffolds for tissue engineering.
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