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The REFINE White Paper: Regulatory needs for nanotechnology-enabled health products

The Horizon 2020 project REFINE – Regulatory Science Framework for Nano(bio)material-based Medical Products and Devices (http://refine-nanomed.com/) has newly published a white paper on Anticipation of regulatory needs for nanotechnology-enabled health products, which is of high interest for everybody involved in the development and translation of nano-enabled medical products and devices. Today, nanotechnology-enabled health products are … Continue reading The REFINE White Paper: Regulatory needs for nanotechnology-enabled health products

RESTORE at the ICRS world 2019 meeting

RESTORE member Stina Simonsson gave a talk at the ICRS (International Cartilage Regeneration & Joint Perservation Society) world 2019 meeting in Vancouver in Canada with the collective aim of advancing the understanding of joint injury, injury prevention, repair, degeneration, reconstruction and rehabilitation, so as to prolong joint health, maintain patient function, mobility and quality of … Continue reading RESTORE at the ICRS world 2019 meeting

Unique scalable Brinter™ bioprinting platform is being developed towards cartilage bioprinting

3DTech Oy, a Finnish SME partner in RESTORE, has developed and brought to the global market a unique modular 3D bioprinting platform, Brinter™ (www.brinter.com). Although 3D bioprinting of human body parts still sounds like science fiction, it may well become a reality in the near future. Already, bioprinters, like Brinter™, can be used in a … Continue reading Unique scalable Brinter™ bioprinting platform is being developed towards cartilage bioprinting

COPLA® Scaffold – Already a solution for veterinary patients, moving towards human use

Askel Healthcare Ltd, a SME partner in RESTORE project, has a cartilage repair device, called COPLA® Scaffold, in Animal Healthcare market (www.askelhealthcare.com). While COPLA® Scaffold is helping companion animals, Askel is moving towards human use of COPLA® Scaffold with the help of the project. COPLA® Scaffold is used in different weight-bearing joints to regenerate either … Continue reading COPLA® Scaffold – Already a solution for veterinary patients, moving towards human use

Just published! New scientific review on current cartilage repair techniques

Recent review article on current cartilage repair techniques has been published by Prof. Kyriacos A. Athanasiou from University of California (Department of Biomedical Engineering) (Nature Reviews Rheumatology, 15, 550–570, 2019).   This review article includes surgery and cell-based therapies for articular cartilage and surgery for meniscus repair. More information: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41584-019-0255-1

New database of patient anatomical models from different chondral lesions under construction

A database (clDB) of patient-specific anatomical models from different chondral lesions is under construction at Reykjavik University, Institute Of Biomedical and Neural Engineering. http://en.ru.is/sse/bne. The RESTORE database will be available for consultation using a web app developed with Python Flask library and designed with the non relational database MongoDB. The main purpose of the database … Continue reading New database of patient anatomical models from different chondral lesions under construction

PREMUROSA project joins RESTORE in the research for Cartilage Regeneration

RESTORE will collaborate with PREMUROSA, a new Marie Sklodowska Curie Action Innovative training network focused on Precision medicine for musculoskeletal regeneration, prosthetics, and active ageing. As RESTORE, PREMUROSA is aimed to optimize and personalized the application of regenerative technologies including those related to cartilage regeneration. To target these goals, PREMUROSA will enroll 13 early talented … Continue reading PREMUROSA project joins RESTORE in the research for Cartilage Regeneration

Successful mechanical characterization of the COPLA® Scaffold for cartilage replacement

The BIOMOMENTUM testing machine has been successfully employed by ULM University to perform a mechanical mapping of the complete COPLA® Scaffold surface. Peak loads in the human knee joint can increase by up to six-fold body weight during daily activities, like e. g. climbing stairs. In the frame of the RESTORE project, the COPLA® Scaffold … Continue reading Successful mechanical characterization of the COPLA® Scaffold for cartilage replacement

RESTORE partners participated in NanoMedEurope 2019 in Braga

Several RESTORE partners attended NanoMedEurope 2019 in Braga, Portugal (http://www.nme19.eu/). Bruno Sarmento from INEB introduced RESTORE project in a session with other nanomedicine projects, while RESTORE partners contributed with oral talks and posters from their research activities. NanoMedEurope 2019 and the General Assembly of the European Technology Platform in Nanomedicine were co-organized by ETPN and … Continue reading RESTORE partners participated in NanoMedEurope 2019 in Braga