Cartilages for hip prosthesis with controlled drug release ability
Project name: Cartilages for hip prosthesis with controlled drug release ability
Project code: CartHeal
Project timeline: 2018 - 2022
Research group: Mechanical Design
The main objective of the CartHeal project is to use a biomimetic approach to develop a new concept of hip prosthesis that presents simultaneously (1) an improved tribological behavior comparatively to the conventional prosthesis, and (2) capacity to release drugs at local level. To achieve this objective, new cartilage-like polymeric materials were synthesized, tested, optimized and loaded with different drugs.
Rogério Anacleto Cordeiro Colaço (PI)
M Fatima Vaz