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BY-NC-ND 4.0 license Open Access Published by De Gruyter September 7, 2017

Reconstruction of biological functions: novel implant concepts for cardiovascular, ophthal-mologic and otolaryngologic applications

Current research and development activities of the Twenty20 consortium RESPONSE

  • Niels Grabow EMAIL logo and Klaus-Peter Schmitz

Abstract

Biomedical engineering innovations towards the reconstruction of biological functions seek to improve the quality of patients’ lives. The coordinated research project “RESPONSE – Partnership for Innovation in Implant Technology” (BMBF program Twenty20 – Partnership for Innovation, 2014 - 2021) is focusing on the development of novel concepts for (i) cardiovascular scaffolds, glaucoma and ENT stents, (ii) transcatheter heart valves and venous valves, (iii) polymeric implants and polymer/drug formulations. Current clinical paradigm shifts, fostered by the progress in implant technology and a growing global demand, frame the background for the joint research efforts of academia and industry in the RESPONSE consortium.

Published Online: 2017-09-07

©2017 Niels Grabow et al., published by De Gruyter

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