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Final Report - BIOSCA (Intelligent and reinforced tissue scaffolds for regenerative biomedicine)

Project ID: 224925
Funded under: FP7-PEOPLE


The generation of biocompatible materials, with enough reactivity for cells to attach easily, and a macro-porous structure that allows the three dimensional colonisation of deep areas of the scaffold is nowadays the main objective of bone tissue regeneration research. Silica based materials, in their form of glasses or as ordered mesoporous networks, are widely used as base materials for the fabrication of implants that allow bone regeneration.

As outlined in this final report, research conducted within the framework of the BIOSCA project has successfully prepared uniform and homogeneous SBA-15-CNTs composites. Moreover, the social-economical benefits are implicit on the research on new materials for medical applications, such as those this project deals with.

Biomaterials represent an important market share on the health key sector. For example, given that a large number of people, nearly 75 million patients on a worldwide basis, suffer from osteoporosis or bone cancer. The number of required implants is increasing and so is the number of materials required to regenerate and repair the human body. Images of the project's results are also included.

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