Partners

  • University of Leeds
    Relevant Expertise/Experience
    • Functional Wear Simulation (Pre-clinical assessment of coatings)
    • Biological Assessment of Wear Debris and Corrosion Products, in vitro and in vivo
    • Tribo-corrosion within Total Joint Prostheses
    • Coating – PVD/HIPIMS equipment
    • Exploitation of the research outcomes through standards
    • European Project Coordination

    Role in the project
    Coordination, WP2 and WP7 leader:
    • Functional wear and tribocorrosion facilities/expertise
    • Functional testing of the prototype prostheses
    • Wear particle isolation and characterization expertise
    • In vitro particle: cell biological response assays
    • Surface characterisation
    • Coating deposition and characterisation
    • Dissemination and exploitation


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  • Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
    Relevant Expertise/Experience
    • Computational musculoskeletal biomechanics
    • Finite element modelling (FEM)
    • Medical Device Design
    • Participation in large national and international research awards

    Role in the project
    WP3 leader:
    • FEM of the hip joint
    • use of co-simulation to predict deleterious conditions for wear and corrosion
    • Motion capture and in vivo fluoroscopic analysis of the lower limb
    • Aiding design of in vivo animal experiments
    • Dissemination and exploitation


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  • Uppsala Universitet
    Relevant Expertise/Experience
    • Coatings deposition and characterisation
    • Surface Characterisation
    • Tribology
    • Participation in large national and international research awards

    Role in the project
    WP1 leader:
    • Coating deposition and optimisation
    • Assess coating (pre- and post-testing)
    • Tribological assessment
    • Dissemination and Exploitation


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  • Ionbond AG
    Relevant Expertise/Experience
    • Utilisation of coatings within medical devices including artificial joint surfaces
    • Industrial implementation of coatings technology
    • Compliance with the regulatory requirements
    • Commercialisation of coating technology
    • Exploitation through standards

    Role in the project
    WP4 leader:
    • Industrial scale-up of HIPIMS technology
    • Manufacturing specimens for coating characterisation
    • Manufacturing prototypes for pre-clinical assessment
    • Exploitation through (a) standards and (b) coating commercialisation


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  • Simulation Solutions Limited
    Relevant Expertise/Experience
    • Functional joint simulator design and manufacturer
    • Mechanical engineering and control systems design
    • Standards Development

    Role in the project
    • Design/manufacturer – new generation wear simulator
    • Design/ manufacture – new generation whole-joint tribocorrosion simulator
    • Exploitation through (a) standards and (b) commercialisation of the simulation technology


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  • Universität Zürich
    Relevant Expertise/Experience
    • Design and execution of in vivo animal experiments
    • Research Ethics
    • Participation in large national and international research awards

    Role in the project
    WP5 leader:
    • Delivery of in vivo assessment of the coating under 3 scenarios
    • Expertise on ethical aspects of the project


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  • Wilhelm Schulthess Stiftung
    Relevant Expertise/Experience
    • Advanced gait and muscle function evaluation facilities
    • Clinical advisory capacity
    • Clinical experience of primary and revision hip procedures including analysis
    • Participation in large national and international research awardsRole in the project
    • Provision of motion and muscle strength data to (a) validate computation models and (b) provide initial inputs to pre-clinical tests
    • Clinical advisory capacity
    • Dissemination and Exploitation


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  • The Leeds Teaching Hospitals National Health Service Trust
    Relevant Expertise/Experience
    • Advanced motion capture facilities
    • Clinical advisory capacity
    • Clinical experience of primary and revision hip procedures including analysis

    Role in the project
    • Provision of motion capture data to (a) validate computation models and (b) provide initial inputs to pre-clinical tests
    • Clinical advisory capacity
    • Dissemination and Exploitation


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  • BBM/Aesculap AG
    Relevant Expertise/Experience
    • Design, manufacture and marketing of medical devices including artificial joint
    • Compliance with the regulatory requirements
    • Commercialisation of medical devices
    • Exploitation through commercialisation

    Role in the project
    • Provision of test specimens for pre-clinical testing of coating
    • Advice on the regulatory and exploitation plan
    • Testing of the prototype prostheses
    • Exploitation through (a) standards and (b) device commercialisation


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  • Anybody Technology A/S
    Relevant Expertise/Experience
    • Computational musculoskeletal biomechanics by multi-body dynamic modeling
    • Software development
    • Exploitation through copyrighted software
    • Participation in large national and international research awards

    Role in the project
    • Development of enhanced multi-body dynamic model of the hip
    • Prediction of adverse conditions incl. software interfaces to related technologies in the project
    • Exploitation through developments within ABT software, primarily the AnyBody Modeling System and Managed Model Repository
    • Dissemination and Exploitation


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  • Linköpings Universitet
    Relevant Expertise/Experience
    • Coatings deposition and characterisation
    • Surface Characterisation
    • Tribology
    • HIPIMS coating technology
    • Participation in large national and international research awards

    Role in the project
    • HIPIMS coating deposition and optimisation
    • Characterisation of coating
    • Dissemination and Exploitation


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  • TUTECH INNOVATION GMBH
    Relevant Expertise/Experience
    • Knowledge transfer
    • Research Management and Innovation
    • Participation in large national and international research awards

    Role in the project
    WP6 leader:
    • Coordination of all activities relating to exploitation and dissemination
    • Mediator for exploitation interests
    • Organiser of symposia and other knowledge transfer events
    • Developer/maintainer of project website


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  • Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg
    Relevant Expertise/Experience
    • Retrieval analysis of medical devices
    • In vitro simulation
    • Exploitation of the research outcomes through standards
    • Participation in large national and international awards

    Role in the project
    • Analyses of explanted components
    • Mechanical simulation of damage in modular components
    • Dissemination and Exploitation


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  • Peter Brehm
    Relevant Expertise/Experience
    • Design, manufacture and marketing of medical devices including artificial joint
    • Compliance with the regulatory requirements
    • Commercialisation of medical devices
    • Exploitation through commercialisation

    Role in the project
    • Provision of test specimens for pre-clinical testing of coating
    • Advice on the regulatory and exploitation plan
    • Testing of the prototype prostheses
    • Exploitation through (a) standards and (b) device commercialisation


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  • Imperial College London
    Relevant Expertise/Experience
    • Tribology
    • Modelling of tribological systems
    • Elastohydrodynaic lubrication modelling

    Role in the project
    • Computational modelling of the joint scale implant
    • Development of tribo-corrosion models


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