The aim of SPINNER is to train Bioengineering early stage researchers to be in a position to design the next generation of repair materials and techniques for spine surgery. The project brings together partners from the biomaterials (Fin-Ceramica Faenza), implantable devices (Aesculap), and computational modelling (Ansys, Adagos) industries with orthopaedic clinicians (National Centre for Spinal Disorders, NCSD) and academic experts in cell, tissue and organ scale biomaterials and medical device testing (Universities of Sheffield and Bologna). All projects will be fully grounded in practical industrial and clinical requirements, where the number of patients requiring complex spine surgery is rapidly expanding, and the biomedical engineering industry needs suitably trained, innovators to produce economic solutions to support healthy ageing for the people of Europe.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 766012.
Principal investigator: Áron Lazáry
Project Identifier: FK123884