The consortium will create the first European virtual community for promoting open science and open innovation in the tissue engineering fields. External users, healthcare professionals, and potential collaborators will be able to use INKplant’s expertise and technologies through a series of periodic calls and focus group workshops.
The project will include dissemination and communication activities, as well as designs and blueprints delivered as open-source solutions, for fostering replicable research in the tissue engineering and biofabrication fields.
Most studies in tissue engineering don’t plan experiments for understanding gender-specific issues, and most in vivo animal models used in biomedical research are male, for simplicity and to avoid hormonal variations.
INKplant methodically addresses gender-specific issues, fundamental in osteoarticular, bone, chondral, and mandibular repair and regeneration strategies. The project will analyze these procedures, perform specific experiments for considering gender and provide guidelines for researchers.
A dedicated co-creation environment, the i-INKplant platform, and INKplant’s long-lasting research and innovation community will manage the developed inkplants and will enlighten forthcoming EU breakthroughs in tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, and biofabrication fields.
Thanks to covering the whole implant development life-cycle, from materials and technologies to patients treated in personalized ways, INKplant will contribute to configuring the EU hospitals of the future.