15 July 2021 → 14 July 2023
Regional and community funding: Industrial Research Fund
Medical and health sciences
- Orthopedic surgery
Engineering and technology
- Polymeric materials not elsewhere classified
market exploration biomechanical characteristics Human knee meniscus preparation of in vivo testing polymer scaffold dog stifle meniscus sterilisation wear and fatigue strength
This project is the second stage of a large research project aiming at the development of a 3D printed, personalized tissue engineered meniscal replacement that would provide a natural and durable solution to meniscal injury whilst preserving articular cartilage. In this StarTT proposal, we would like to investigate the biomechanical and tribological characteristics of a proprietary polymer scaffold developed at PBM UGent, its suturability and optimal sterilisation method(s) and perform a market exploration.