Work Package Biomedical Technologies aims to exploit the potential of technologies based on graphene- and other 2D materials in biomedical implants and neural interface applications.
The overall objectives of the Work Package are focused on the development of implants and therapeutic elements for specific clinical outcomes in neurology, ophthalmology and surgery; and the design of a future generation of medical implants integrating recording and stimulation functionalities together with therapeutic capabilities. The Work Package research programme consists of three main areas of research activity:
- Implant Technology & Engineering
- Functionality and Therapeutic Efficacy
Initially, research will be performed simultaneously in all three areas of activity with the intention to integrate them into the development of novel implant technologies with therapeutic capabilities. A strong emphasis is placed on future clinical translation of these technologies as well as on the transfer of technologies from research to prototypes and, ultimately, on to clinical products.
Work Package Leader: Professor Kostas Kostarelos, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Work Package Deputy: Professor Jose Garrido, ICN2 Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Spain
11 October 2016 15:08