Improved Treatment Options for Patients with Large Bone Defects: Horizon2020 Project SBR Releases Animated Clip
The European research project SBR is developing innovative treatment options for patients with large bone defects through a targeted resorbable bone implant and advanced technologies for the controlled delivery of active molecules to accelerate bone regeneration. The SBR consortium has just released an animated video clip showcasing the approach and goals of the project. The short animation makes the project accessible to the general public in an entertaining and easily comprehensible manner. It is the explicit goal of the SBR consortium to address and inform also a laymen audience, for example patients with large bone defects, about the objectives of their project.
The project launched in January of 2020 with the collaboration of 10 international partners comprising academic institutions, R&D and regulatory companies, as well as specialised SMEs. Since then, the partners have worked persistently to make progress in developing a new and innovative implant to treat large bone defects more effectively.
The first year was strongly impacted by the challenging conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, important milestones where reached such as a first design of the implant, its parts, geometry and components (and how they will connect), as well as dimensions. This takes into account all relevant information about the potential sizes of bone defects and the needed mechanical properties related to the real mechanical loads that they should be able to handle. Further, the foundational work for the in vitro preclinical studies was set up. However, their ethics approval is still pending due to COVID-19 related closures of some labs.
For more information on the project please visit www.smart-bone-regeneration.eu.