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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

RESTORE project presented at Scandinavian Society for Biomaterials 2019 conference

Adj. Prof. Gabriela Lorite, Dr. Lauriane Janssen and M.Sc. Hanna Kemppi from University of Oulu represented RESTORE consortium on June 12th-14th at Scandinavian Society for Biomaterials 2019 conference in Kirkkonummi, Finland. Scandinavian Society for Biomaterials (ScSB) organizes an annual conference in the Nordic and Baltic region for researchers and industrial partners working in biomaterials and … Continue reading RESTORE project presented at Scandinavian Society for Biomaterials 2019 conference

RESTORE KICK-OFF MEETING

The kick-off meeting of RESTORE project took place on the 11th and 12th of February 2019 in Porto, Portugal, hosted by the project coordinator Meriem Lamghari (INEB). The Project officially started on January 1st 2019 with the collaboration of 10 partners from 8 European countries. During its 44 months’ (3,6 years) duration, the RESTORE project aims to … Continue reading RESTORE KICK-OFF MEETING