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BY-NC-ND 4.0 license Open Access Published by De Gruyter September 22, 2018

Progress and challenges in the development of novel implant concepts for cardiovascular, ophthalmologic and otolaryngologic applications

Current research and development activities of the Twenty20 consortium

  • Niels Grabow EMAIL logo and Klaus-Peter Schmitz


Medical device innovations may contribute to the reconstruction of biological functions, and thereby improve the quality of patients’ lives, as well as extend their life expectancy. 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 implantable medical devices for cardiovascular, ophthalmologic and otorhinolaryngologic applications. The joint research efforts of academia and industry in the RESPONSE consortium address the challenges in implant design, biofunctionalization, process development and production. Particular attention is paid to the process of translation of medical device innovations, cost analysis, as well as health technology assessment.

Published Online: 2018-09-22
Published in Print: 2018-09-01

© 2018 the author(s), published by Walter de Gruyter Berlin/Boston

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