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Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering

Joint Journal of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering in VDE and the Austrian and Swiss Societies for Biomedical Engineering

Editor-in-Chief: Dössel, Olaf

Editorial Board: Augat, Peter / Buzug, Thorsten M. / Haueisen, Jens / Jockenhoevel, Stefan / Knaup-Gregori, Petra / Kraft, Marc / Lenarz, Thomas / Leonhardt, Steffen / Malberg, Hagen / Penzel, Thomas / Plank, Gernot / Radermacher, Klaus M. / Schkommodau, Erik / Stieglitz, Thomas / Urban, Gerald A.


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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
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  • Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Rostock University Medical Center, F.-Barnewitz-Str. 4, 18119 Rostock, Germany
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Published Online: 2017-09-07 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cdbme-2017-0162

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.

Keywords: implant; stent; scaffold; heart valve; venous valve; pacemaker; electrode; lead; intraocular lens; drug depot; local drug delivery; cataract; glaucoma; presbyopia; Eustachian tube; cochlea

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Published Online: 2017-09-07


Citation Information: Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering, Volume 3, Issue 2, Pages 771–773, ISSN (Online) 2364-5504, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cdbme-2017-0162.

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