Connecting for breakthroughs

BMM made a material difference in bringing medical research and science one step closer to the clinic. With a € 90 million investment budget, BMM targeted radical innovations in biomedical materials. Over 400 researchers were brought together in this unique public/private partnership of over 50 leading institutions, corporations, and health foundations all supported by the government of the Netherlands. The best brains were set to push back scientific and technological boundaries thereby paving the way for step changes in healthcare, patient wellbeing, and societal and economic value creation.

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  • On April 10, 2015 Bart van Oirschot, PhD student in the BMM project BONE-IP, will defend his thesis in Nijmegen
    On April 10, 2015 Bart van Oirschot, PhD student in the BMM project BONE-IP, will defend his thesis in Nijmegen
    On April 10, 2015 Bart van Oirschot, PhD student in the BMM project BONE-IP, will defend his thesis in Nijmegen
  • Excellent meeting point for the very dynamic and expectant Life Sciences and Health community
    Excellent meeting point for the very dynamic and expectant Life Sciences and Health community
    Excellent meeting point for the very dynamic and expectant Life Sciences and Health community
  • Engagement participants results in a very successful BMM Final Event
    Engagement participants results in a very successful BMM Final Event
    Engagement participants results in a very successful BMM Final Event
    

WHAT HAVE WE BEEN WORKING ON?

The BioMedical Materials program had a term of five years and a research budget of € 90 million for 18 pre-competitive research projects, in three different areas: cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and nephrology
  
 
iValve - Development of living, native heart valves and blood vessels 
 
NEXTREAM - Safer drug eluting stents
PENT - Local drug delivery for the growth of new blood vessels
 
SMARTCARE - Microtissues for functional repair of the heart muscle
LUST - MicroRNA against heart failure
 
Superdices - Smart coatings put cells at work
ICARUS - Stem cells linked to programmed protein microspheres for heart repair
 
CellBeads - Sustained protein delivery by encapsulated cells for heart repair

   
IDiDAS - Biomaterials for diseases of the intervertebral disc 
 
OAcontrol - Fight against arthritis
TRAMMPOLIN - New meniscus implant from strong flexible and durable synthetics
 
BONE-IP - New natural and synthetic materials to stimulate bone formation
Spineguide - Better support for the spinal column with new technology
 
NANTICO - Coatings for biomedical implants
IBIZA - Zebrafish for high throughput screening for better biomedical materials
   

   
BioKid - Improved haemodialysis with bio-artificial kidney
 
DESIRE - Controlling kidney inflammation
DialysisXS - Living blood vessels for vascular access in haemodialysis
   
 
 
      

Annual Report 2013

  

Contact

BioMedical Materials
Urmonderbaan 20/A
NL-6167 RD GELEEN
NETHERLANDS
T +31 (46) 702 2280
E info@bmm-program.nl
Last updated on 2015-03-29