EU funding to create an "Advanced Database and Marketplace for Biomaterials"

EU funding to create an "Advanced Database and Marketplace for Biomaterials"

Prof. Maria-Pau Ginebra and several other members of the BBT, part of the team in a Horizon Europe project tocreate an "Advanced Database and Marketplace for Biomaterials".

Prof. Maria-Pau Ginebra and her team are part of a recently awarded project by Horizon Europe, EU's key funding programme for research and innovation.

BIOMATDB, born after BBT-lead DEBBIE MSCA project, aims to create an advanced database for biomaterials providing detailed information on its properties. Flexible data analysis and visualisation tools support the search and selection process based on analyses of the results of biological testing of biomaterials from the scientific literature to incorporate data on as many of the material properties as possible.

The project provides a web-optimised information marketplace and digital advisors to support companies, especially SMEs, in offering their products and properly presenting themselves at global scale. 

BIOMATDB also focuses on the creation of a label of biocompatibility to define the suitability of a biomaterial for use in a medical device or advanced therapy and to assist companies in choosing and facilitating market access for their products providing them a better guidance.

This project brings together 12 partners from 8 countries (Austria, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal and Spain) that will integrate their expertise in disciplines such as polymer and biomaterials science, biomechanics and tissue engineering, medicine and health technology, materials science and engineering, medical device research, emerging therapies and technologies in medicine, cooperation and international relations, as well as ethical and social impact. BBT-UPC, one of three Spanish partners, acts as WP2 leader.