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BIO-INSPIRE - Bio-inspired bone regeneration

3 - Good health and well-being; Research Projects; 2013; 2014; 2015; 2016; 2017

BIO-INSPIRE  will develop a new horizon in Orthopaedic Therapy by:

  1. Development of a technology platform that consists of new bio-active and   bio-mimetic materials and their therapeutic applications for bone   regenerative purposes.
  2. Training of the next generation of leading Tissue Engineering scientists   in a multi-disciplinary way, leading them towards excellence in individual   disciplines in combination with a multidisciplinary, holistic view on the   (bone tissue) biological systems to be studied.

The consortium consists of a unique alliance of carefull selected Partners   with a high reputation in a set of complementary disciplines (as required for   a multi-disciplinary program in the field of bone regeneration) consisting of   Fraunhofer, Medicyte (field of Cell therapy), Fujifilm Life Science   (Bio-Materials), ISTEC (Bone Mineralisation), Erasmus MC (Growth Factors), Un   of Bologna, Bone Therapeutics (Orthopaedic Therapy).
This combination provides a unique multidisciplinary research environment   for 16 hosted Fellows.
The industrial participation is high, being the coordinator and chairing   the project and hosting 8 Fellows out of 16 Fellows, immersing those Fellows   in both an academic and an industrial research setting.
This project will provide:

  • A new generation of scientists, capable to participate in   multi-disciplinary, pan-European project teams, mastering their individual   disciplines in combination with a multi-disciplinary, holistic view.
  • A new class of bio-material prototypes, bio-mimetic, triggering cascades of   bone regenerative processes, ready for clinical trials beyond BIO-INSPIRE for   a variety of therapeutic needs.
  • A robust pan-European network for development of bio-mimetic materials,   consisting of Academic and Industrial participants, acting as an European   Network for Innovation and Education for talented scientists in the field of   tissue regenerative technologies and medical therapies.

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