IMPLANT DIRECT

Implant Direct

 Coordinatore TWI LIMITED 

 Organization address address: Granta Park, Great Abington
city: CAMBRIDGE
postcode: CB21 6AL

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: David
Cognome: Hamper
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1223 899386

 Nazionalità Coordinatore United Kingdom [UK]
 Totale costo 1˙497˙312 €
 EC contributo 1˙154˙100 €
 Programma FP7-SME
Specific Programme "Capacities": Research for the benefit of SMEs
 Code Call FP7-SME-2011
 Funding Scheme BSG-SME
 Anno di inizio 2012
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2012-09-01   -   2014-08-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    TWI LIMITED

 Organization address address: Granta Park, Great Abington
city: CAMBRIDGE
postcode: CB21 6AL

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: David
Cognome: Hamper
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1223 899386

UK (CAMBRIDGE) coordinator 36˙974.46
2    LAYERWISE NV

 Organization address address: KAPELDREEF 60
city: LEUVEN HEVERLEE
postcode: 3001

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Peter
Cognome: Mercelis
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 16 298 426
Fax: +32 16 298 319

BE (LEUVEN HEVERLEE) participant 224˙994.34
3    REALIZER GMBH

 Organization address address: HAUPTSTRASSE 35
city: BORCHEN
postcode: 33178

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Matthias
Cognome: Fockele
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 525 163 232

DE (BORCHEN) participant 210˙630.00
4    LISTEMANN AG WERKSTOFF UND WAERMEBEHANDLUNGSTECHNIK

 Organization address address: WIRTSCHAFTSPARK 34
city: ESCHEN
postcode: 9492

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Manfred
Cognome: Boretius
Email: send email
Telefono: +423 3759013

LI (ESCHEN) participant 208˙403.34
5    BCT STEUERUNGS UND DV-SYSTEME GMBH

 Organization address address: Carlo-Schmid-Allee 3
city: DORTMUND
postcode: 44263

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Claus
Cognome: Bremer
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 231 9750 100
Fax: +49 231 9750 1099

DE (DORTMUND) participant 167˙305.75
6    LAFITT

 Organization address address: CALLE JUAN DE LA CIERVA PARQUE TECNOLOGICO PATERNA 16
city: PATERNA VALENCIA
postcode: 46980

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Enrique
Cognome: Palmi Perez
Email: send email
Telefono: 34961325304

ES (PATERNA VALENCIA) participant 147˙195.10
7    JRI ORTHOPAEDICS

 Organization address address: EASTCASTLE STREET 27 28
city: LONDON
postcode: W1W 8DH

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Edward
Cognome: Draper
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 114 257 3243
Fax: +44 114 257 3204

UK (LONDON) participant 112˙269.00
8    FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ

 Organization address address: BAHNHOFSTRASSE 6
city: WINDISCH
postcode: 5210

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Erik
Cognome: Schkommodau
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 61 467 42 46

CH (WINDISCH) participant 33˙320.00
9    University of Medicine and Pharmacy

 Organization address address: Emil Isac Street 13
city: Cluj-Napoca
postcode: 430550

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Mihaela
Cognome: Baciut
Email: send email
Telefono: +40 745 787715

RO (Cluj-Napoca) participant 13˙008.00

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'ImplantDirect will create a cost-effective, faster manufacturing route for orthopaedic, maxillofacial or trauma implants, tailored to the individual needs of patients. The overall project aims are to improve the quality of the implants, reduce the recovery time, improve the quality of life for the patients and reduce the healthcare costs. This will be achieved by allowing surgeons to personalise the implants to fit the patient and the individual trauma, thus reducing the need for revisions, the length of surgery time and the recovery time of the patient. While the technology is available and can deliver the well-recognised benefits of using personalised implants, the number of clinical cases is still limited. The main reasons that the technology has not been widely applied for treatment in hospitals, are the complexity of the delivery process, the high cost of implants and the lack of human and technological resources in the area of biomodelling in hospitals. Especially, the multidisciplinary communication among radiologists, surgeons, and biomedical engineers, which is always needed during the design and manufacturing steps of a patient specific implant. In addition, the optimal solutions and funding for investment of hardware and software are not always available. The work to be undertaken in ImplantDirect will help overcome these issues by the realisation of two key innovations: 1) An innovative software solution that will allow the surgeon to directly design the ‘best’ (not limited by existing manufacturing techniques) implant shape for his patients, based on CT-scan data, which will then allow implant creation using the flexible Rapid Manufacturing technique of Selective Laser Melting. 2) Develop the Selective Laser Melting process and post-processing necessary to deliver functional Ti6Al4V personalised implants within 3 days from receiving the designs from innovation 1.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Ageing, trauma and poor lifestyle can all contribute to weak joints that sooner or later require implants for bone support or replacement. Current orthopaedic implants require revisions with time-consuming surgeries and long patient recovery time.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

To improve the quality of life of patients while reducing health care costs, personalised, cost-effective implants are needed. Another critical aspect that needs to be addressed is developing a faster manufacturing route.

With EU funding support, the http://www.implantdirect-project.eu (IMPLANT DIRECT) (Implant direct) project used selective laser melting (SLM) technology and developed suitable process and software solutions to cost-effectively produce tailored joint implants.

The process chain incorporating design software, web platform and SLM production was successfully pre-clinically validated through testing on pigs. Using IMPLANT DIRECT's innovative software solution, surgeons designed the implant shape for 12 pigs from their computed tomography scan data. Via computer-aided design (CAD), surgeons reviewed and finalised the 3D implant design prior to manufacturing. Flexible SLM processes such as additive manufacturing (AM) were used to cost-effectively manufacture titanium medical implants.

Consortium members successfully developed an integrated supply chain solution for the manufacture of patient-specific hip implants within seven days. A major bonus is the flexibility and rapidity of the design with the CAD-AM process. Project partners are now considering working on a follow-up project to further optimise their product prior to commercialisation.

The IMPLANT DIRECT approach could potentially lead to an annual savings of billions of euros for Europe's health care system while improving patient outcomes and quality of life. This should also enhance the competitiveness of participating businesses as the global orthopaedic implant market is worth billions of euros.

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