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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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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
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  • Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Rostock University Medical Center, F.-Barnewitz-Str. 4, 18119 Rostock, Germany
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  • Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Rostock University Medical Center, and Institute for ImplantTechnology and Biomaterials e.V., F.-Barnewitz-Str. 4, 18119 Rostock, Germany
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Published Online: 2018-09-22 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cdbme-2018-0022

Abstract

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.

Keywords: implant; combination product; drug delivery; cataract; glaucoma; presbyopia; Eustachian tube; cochlea

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Published Online: 2018-09-22

Published in Print: 2018-09-01


Citation Information: Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering, Volume 4, Issue 1, Pages 87–88, ISSN (Online) 2364-5504, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cdbme-2018-0022.

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