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The ReBone project started on January 1st 2024

ReBone, a dynamic four-year doctoral network supported by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, is dedicated to revolutionizing the training of researchers on creating 3D-printed personalized bone replacement implants using bioactive ceramics, optimizing mechanical performance, surgical implantability, and manufacturing reliability.

ReBone will create an innovative platform of computational tools to support clinical experts to devise customized bone graft substitutes for the treatment of bone defects that need clinical treatment. This breakthrough ensures tailored solutions based on patient-specific criteria, including mechanical and mechano-biological performance.

ReBone is committed to advanced in silico models, employing computational methods and sophisticated validation techniques. The result is personalized implants seamlessly integrated into a mixed reality surgical planning system, boasting reliable properties and optimal osteointegration.

In this program, ten PhD candidates will be selected to collaborate in a multidisciplinary setting that includes advanced 3D printing technologies, biomechanics, mechano-biology, clinics, and mixed reality in addition to material science and technology. A stimulating training program that incorporates contributions from academics as well as clinical and commercial partners from Italy, Austria, Belgium, Republic of Serbia, France, Slovenia, and Finland, assembled in an exceptional partnership led by Politecnico di Milano, will be offered to the young researchers.

Kickoff Meeting

On January 29 and 30, 2024, the project was launched in the kickoff meeting held at the Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering of Politecnico di Milano, in Italy. This event marks the initiation of four years of exciting research and training experience. Distinguished guests, project leaders, and the Project Officer convened to discuss the project’s goals, collaborations, and future implications. The agenda included discussions on the scientific activities as well as the organization of the project management, offering participants a glimpse into the innovative work ahead.

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The ReBone partnership

Politecnico di Milano, January 29 2024: The ReBone group at the kickoff meeting. From left: Pasquale Vena (Politecnico di Milano), Barbara Misof (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute, Austria), Bojana Obradovic (University of Belgrade), Francesco Baino (Politecnico di Torino), Enrica Vernè (Politecnico di Torino), Ivan Ginga (Project Officer), Lia Rimondini (Università del Piemonte Orientale), Saśa Novak (Science on the Street, Slovenia), Dario Gastaldi (Politecnico di Milano), Irene Liverani (Eucore Consulting), John Dunlop (University of Salzburg), Katia Pinna (Eucore Consulting), Andrzej Skalski (MedApp, Poland), Davide Ruffoni (University of Liegi, Belgium), Markus Hartmann (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute, Austria), Jasmina Stojkovska (University of Belgrade)

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The ReBone project at the ExcellMater conference.

A delegation of the ReBone project was at the ExcellMater Conference 2024: Innovative Biomaterials for Novel Medical Devices (April 9th – April 12 2024, Belgrade, Serbia). A poster with a general description of the ReBone project was presented. From left to right: Bojana Obradovich – ExcellMater conference chair – (UOB), Silvia Spriano (POLITO), Andrea Cochis (UPO), Lia Rimondini (UPO), Pasquale Vena (UPO), Jasmina Stojkovska (UOB).

The ExcellMater conference is the final event of the Horizon 2020 project: Twinning to excel materials engineering for medical devices – ExcellMater.