TriAnkle’s Cambridge workshop showcases 3D bio-printed collagen-and-gelatin implants
The TriAnkle project workshop at the Clayton Hotel on Station Road was hailed as a success by organisers Cambridge Nanomaterials Technology.
It was the first workshop related to development of personalised 3D bio-printed collagen-and-gelatin implants.
The aim of the project is to develop innovative personalised collagen- and-gelatine-based implants manufactured with 3D technology for patients with tendinopathies such as Achilles tendon partial ruptures and cartilage injuries.
The TriAnkle improves the junctions and cartilages – and therefore the overall movement – of the ankle. Its application can benefit sufferers including for those injuries acquired during sporting activity.
More than 60 participants in-person and online brought together TriAnkle project partners including Viscofan BioEngineering, Barcelona FC, Barsa Innovation Hub, CELLINK Bioprinting, LEITAT Institute from Barcelona, and the Osteoarthritis Foundation. Researchers from Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust Addenbrooke’s Hospital and University College London also attended the January 23 event.
“Many fruitful discussions and some specific plans about future collaborations have been facilitated by this meeting in Cambridge,” said Bojan Boskovic, director of Cambridge Nanomaterials Technology.
“Presentations from Dr Gil Rodas from Barcelona FC about use of stem cells in muscle and tendon injuries was exceptionally well received.
“The Barca Innovation Hub presentation about boosting innovation to build the future of sports gave a fascinating perspective of a large potential for innovation in sport and an opportunity for using leading sport organisations such as Barcelona FC to create innovation hubs.”