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Novel 30-printed scaffolds to promote spinal fusion

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Project Description

Proposed Training:
One HDR will learn to integrate computational modelling, additive manufacturing, and characterization techniques to fabricate customised implants for tissue regeneration. The Cls will provide supervision for research training, and Allegra will train the team on developing skills for good manufacturing practice necessary to take the developed products to market.

Proposed Outcomes:
We will develop the next generation of a purely synthetic spinal interbody device based on our novel patented ceramic and Allegra's existing cervical interbody device design and 30 printing technology. These devices will be suitable for Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF). Due to the unique characteristics of the material the device will have potential to be the world's first fully synthetic spinal cage that can regenerate bone under spinal load (structurally integral) conditions and be completely absorbed, leaving the body free of foreign materials and greatly improve long-term treatment efficacy.

Application procedure:
Please discuss project with applicable academic for further information.
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