Research line: Cartilage Substitution Materials

CartHeal - Cartilages for hip prosthesis with controlled drug release ability (FCT project)

Cartheal project intends to develop novel materials for cartilage replacement, which simultaneously present an adequate mechanical and tribological behavior, and the ability to release drugs locally to ensure a fast and successful recovery in the post-operative period, avoiding the systemic administration of drugs. An integrated methodology that includes all production steps (preparation + optimization + sterilization) will be followed to obtain efficient and safe materials.