A significant milestone in the field of personalized medical implants: the University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG), in collaboration with the ENTEG Institute of the Faculty of Science and Engineering of the University of Groningen, and regional companies WiTEC Innovating Together, Bether Encapsulates, BAAT Medical and PolyVation, have secured a substantial 3.7 MLN EUR regional grant from the Just Transition Fund (JTF) to start the programme iMPaCT-implants.
At the core of the iMPaCT-implants project lies a vision: to create a new generation of personalized implants. Building on the foundation of the former Open Innovation Personalized Implants Ecosystem, iMPaCT-implants represents a crucial step towards market readiness with a special focus on addressing the needs of stakeholders and deliver custom solutions to patients. This innovative initiative harnesses the potential of cutting-edge digital technology, including 3D imaging, and integrates patient-specific data such as bite force, walking patterns, and other movements. Therefore, this consortium aspires to set a standard for medical implants within the European Union, making implant solutions a reality for patients. The initiative, totaling 7.3 million EUR, aims to set a new benchmark for EU medical implants.
Dr. Anastasiia Krushynska from ENTEG is a partner in this consortium. She will receive approx. 800k EURO to develop advanced metamaterial-based solutions for personalized implants that can substantially improve their technical and medical characteristics.
More information on the programme, partners and project
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