Fabrication and investigation of new hybrid scaffolds with controlled porous hierarchy for bone tissue engineering
One of the largest application areas of biomaterials is in the medical treatment of osteoporosis and bone cancer. A major challenge for the development of biocompatible materials for bone-tissue engineering is the production of clinically useable scaffolds and implants which can be obtained “on-demand”. INTELBIOCOMP is an interdisciplinary approach to the fabrication and biochemical and biophysical characterisation of three-dimensional hybrid scaffold frameworks with controlled pore-hierarchies for bone-engineering. A key aspect of the project is the study of the hierarchical structure of such frameworks by means of 3D X-ray synchrotron imaging techniques.
The project is coordinated by the National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University (Tomsk, Russia) in collaboration with the following partners: Ghent University (Ghent, Belgium), Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology (Stuttgart), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Karlsruhe), University Politehnica Bucharest (Bucharest, Romania), National R&D Institute for Optoelectronics (Bucharest, Romania).