ZIM-KEM

Project Image:
  • Characterization of the foaming process using the DFA
Title of the project:

ZIM-KEM

Teasertext:
Collagen foam-based, fully absorbable bone substitute material for jaw bone augmentation
Project name:
ZIM-KEM
Start:
01.10.2018
End:
30.09.2020
Project leader:
Dr. Xin Xiong
Project funding:
  • ZIM
Project management:
  • AiF
Funding reference number:
ZF 4585501AW8
Text:
The aim of the project is the development of a volume-stable, elastic scaffold based on collagen foam for dental use in vertical augmentation of the jawbone. The collagen is used as a concentrated suspension, whereby the starting material is porcine collagen, thus ensuring good availability and economic efficiency. An application solution to be developed with a spray can and foaming nozzle as well as mechanical-physical and chemical stabilisation of the sterile foam structure (xenogenic granulate, cross-linker) ensures easy application and biocompatibility as well as degradation (absorption) in accordance with requirements.
 
Within the scope of the project, the necessary material and process-related aspects are developed, the application device is designed and prototyped and the overall system is clinically validated.
 
Project partners:
  • Botiss Biomaterials GmbH