Title of the project:
Implantable microsensor device for biomaterial implant testing via continuous monitoring of tissue/implant interactions
Dr. Martin Stelzle
- EU EuroTransBio, BMBF
- Projektträger Jülich
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Our aim is to develop a hybrid material for trachea implants which comprise porous titan scaffolds filled with a bioactive hydrogel that guides cell migration.
To ensure mechanical stability at the site of the implant, the adjacent tissue needs to be connected with the implant via cell migration. While continuous assessment of the implant's behaviour is necessary, it is clear that histological methods have their limitations. The NMI has devised an intelligent microimplant into which oxygen, pH and an electrical impedance sensor have been integrated. Thus, the behaviour of the hybrid biomaterial can be evaluated by means of continuous documentation of physical and chemical properties.
- Cellendes GmbH, Reutlingen
- INSERM u977, Strasbourg
- NMI TT GmbH, Reutlingen
- ProTip, Strasbourg (F), Projektkoordinator