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4D-POLYpropylene meshes as SENsitive motion SEnsors

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 4D-POLYSENSE project word cloud

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Project "4D-POLYSENSE" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country Spain [ES]
 Total cost 158˙121 €
 EC max contribution 158˙121 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2017
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-04-01   to  2020-03-31


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 Project objective

'4D-POLYSENSE project aims to contribute to the European Research Area (ERA) by developing a new generation of surgical meshes able to interact with the complex three-dimensional (3D) structure of biological tissues, as a smart material working as self-evolving motion sensor. Polypropylene (PP), one of the most widely employed polymers so far for surgical implants, will be modified by plasma technique to confer it temperature sensitivity upon deposition of a biocompatible hydrogel. Afterwards, it will be sterilized following a quite novel route with supercritical carbon dioxide (considered a 'green solvent'), a technique chosen in order to prevent damage of the thermoplastic substrate and the hydrogel structure. 4D-POLYSENSE proposes the use of 4D printing strategy to obtain meshes that will be able to dynamically interact with local environment, after a specific stimulus. Plasma and biological assays will be performed at the secondment host, B Braun Surgical S.A., which is the leading European company of healthcare products. The partner will be relevant for the experienced researcher (ER) training on medical field and on her international mobility to company headquarters. The project is intended to: (i) enhance the creative and innovative potential of the experienced researcher (ER) in a multidisciplinary project, involving a combination of well-developed chemistry, bioengineering, microbiology and additive manufacturing; (ii) create opportunities for the ER mobility and her knowledge transfer to the host groups, as well as forging her future collaborations in the aforementioned fields; and (iii) increase the competitiveness in Europe launching to the global market an innovative product, an abdominal hernia repair, demanded by the medical community. Moreover, an ambitious training program including a number of new scientific and soft skills to be transferred to the applicant is also envisaged.'


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2020 Sonia Lanzalaco, Luis Javier Del Valle, Pau Turon, Christine Weis, Francesc Estrany, Carlos Alemán, Elaine Armelin
Polypropylene mesh for hernia repair with controllable cell adhesion/de-adhesion properties
published pages: 1049-1059, ISSN: 2050-7518, DOI: 10.1039/c9tb02537e
Journal of Materials Chemistry B 8/5 2020-03-23
2019 Lanzalaco, Sonia; Turon, Pau; Weis, Christine; Alemán Llansó, Carlos; Armelín Diggroc, Elaine Aparecida
Temperature-responsive bending studies of a PP-g-PNIPAAm mesh for hernia repair
published pages: P1.001, ISSN: , DOI:
6th International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials 2019 1 2020-03-23
2019 Lanzalaco, Sonia; Turon, Pau; Weis, Christine; Alemán Llansó, Carlos; Armelín Diggroc, Elaine Aparecida
Self-evolving thermal and motion sensor based on PP-g-PNIPAAm surgical meshes : From preparation to exploration of thermo-sensitivity
published pages: ABC01.02, ISSN: , DOI:
6th International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials 2019 1 2020-03-23
2018 Sonia Lanzalaco, Elaine Armelin
4D-POLYSENSE PROJECT - video for the project dissemination
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2019 Sonia Lanzalaco, Pau Turon, Christine Weis, Carlos Alemán, Elaine Armelin
The mechanism of adhesion and graft polymerization of a PNIPAAm thermoresponsive hydrogel to polypropylene meshes
published pages: 3432-3442, ISSN: 1744-683X, DOI: 10.1039/c9sm00412b
Soft Matter 15/16 2019-09-16
2017 Sonia Lanzalaco, Elaine Armelin
Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) and Copolymers: A Review on Recent Progresses in Biomedical Applications
published pages: 36, ISSN: 2310-2861, DOI: 10.3390/gels3040036
Gels 3/4 2019-09-16

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