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Regenerating ankle joints with collagen- and gelatine-based implants

 TRIANKLE is an EU Project to develop regenerative therapies for ankel injuries in which participate NanoBioCell Group and NANBIOSIS U10 Drug Formulation unit (from CIBER-BBN and UPV/EHU), led by José Luis Pedraz.
 The main objective is to reduce the time of recovery down to 50% and
increase the functionality ratios up to 10-15%.
 Research consortium is composed of 12 partners from 5 European countries and counts with a EU funding of €5.9M.
 It is expected that the results of the project will be very well received by potential patients, such as elite athletes and patients with osteoarthritis, through the outreach work of the FCB Barça Innovation Hub and the OAFI, both members of the consortium

On November 6th, the grant agreement No: 952981 funded by the European
Commission (Horizon 2020 Program) by which the TRIANKLE project comes into operation was signed. The TRIANKLE consortium – made up of 12 European organisations, will develop 3D bioprinted personalised scaffolds for tissue regeneration of ankle joints. This ambitious research project in regenerative medicine comes with an overall budget of €5.9M and
will be developed over 4 years, starting January 2021. The consortium aims to create innovative personalised collagen- and gelatine-based implants manufactured with 3D technology for patients with tendinopathies such as Achilles tendon partial ruptures and cartilage injuries.

Tendinopathies and osteoarthritis (OA) are extremely common and expensive, especially among the elderly, women and professional athletes. In addition to quality of life, both conditions substantially impact healthcare systems of economies worldwide (OA costs €76.5 billion in EU every year, while tendinopathies have an estimated worldwide expenditure above €140,000 million).

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

For more info: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/what-horizon-2020

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