BIMoT

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BIMoT

Teasertext:
Advanced biomaterial implant testing by continuous monitoring of tissue/implant interactions using an implantable microsensor device
Summary:
Implantable microsensor device for biomaterial implant testing via continuous monitoring of tissue/implant interactions
Start:
01.12.2012
End:
30.11.2015
Project leader:
Dr. Martin Stelzle
Project funding:
  • EU EuroTransBio, BMBF
Project management:
  • Projektträger Jülich
Funding reference number:
031A201A
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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.

Description:

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.

Project partners:
  • Cellendes GmbH, Reutlingen
  • INSERM u977, Strasbourg
  • NMI TT GmbH, Reutlingen
  • ProTip, Strasbourg (F), Projektkoordinator