Partner expertise

The team of 14 partners bring to the fore a wealth of skills and experience in pursuit of the project’s vision, aims and objectives. 

Partner Relevant Expertise/Experience
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS (1) Functional Wear Simulation (Pre-clinical assessment of coatings), (2) Biological Assessment of Wear Debris and Corrosion Products, in vitro and in vivo, (3)Tribo-corrosion within Total Joint Prostheses, (4) Coating – PVD/HIPIMS equipment, (5) Exploitation of the research outcomes through standards, (6) European Project Coordination.
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZURICH (1) Computational musculoskeletal biomechanics, (2) Finite element modelling (FEM), (3) Medical Device Design, (4) Participation in large national and international research awards.
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET (1) Coatings deposition and characterisation, (2) Surface Characterisation, (3) Tribology, (4) Participation in large national and international research awards.
IONBOND AG (1) Utilisation of coatings within medical devices including artificial joint surfaces, (2) Industrial implementation of coatings technology, (3) Compliance with the regulatory requirements, (4) Commercialisation of coating technology, (5) Exploitation through standards.
SimSol (1) Functional joint simulator design and manufacturer, (2) Mechanical engineering and control systems design, (3) Standards Development.
UZH (1) Design and execution of in vivo animal experiments (2) Research Ethics, (3) Participation in large national and international research awards.
KWS (1) Advanced gait and muscle function evaluation facilities, (1) Clinical advisory capacity, (3) Clinical experience of primary and revision hip procedures including analysis, (4) Participation in large national and international research awards..
LTHT (1) Advanced motion capture facilities, (1) Clinical advisory capacity, (3) Clinical experience of primary and revision hip procedures including analysis.
BBM/AAG (1) Design, manufacture and marketing of medical devices including artificial joint, (2) Compliance with the regulatory requirements, (4) Commercialisation of medical devices, (5) Exploitation through commercialisation.
ABT (1) Computational musculoskeletal biomechanics by multi-body dynamic modelling, (2) Software development, (3) Exploitation through copyrighted software, (4) Participation in large national and international research awards.
LiU (1) Coatings deposition and characterisation, (2) Surface Characterisation, (3) Tribology, (4) HIPIMS coating technology, (5) Participation in large national and international research awards.
TuTech (1) Knowledge transfer, (2) Research Management and Innovation, (3) Participation in large national and international research awards.
TUHH (1) Retrieval analysis of medical devices, (2) In vitro simulation (3) Exploitation of the research outcomes through standards, (4) Participation in large national and international awards..
PB (1) Design, manufacture and marketing of medical devices including artificial joint, (2) Compliance with the regulatory requirements, (4) Commercialisation of medical devices, (5) Exploitation through commercialisation.