30 September 2016
Major subsidy for personalised treatment of degenerative joint conditions

Major step towards bone implant of the future

On 1 October, Maastricht UMC+ is to launch a major research study in the field of ‘smart’, 3D-printed implants for the repair of major bone defects. The study will focus on developing biologically active implants that can be adapted to the needs of each individual patient. If successful, this will lead to outcomes such as faster rehabilitation and a reduction in repeat surgical interventions. The European investment fund Interreg V Flanders – The Netherlands recently announced that they would be investing €2.3 million in the project, half of the total investment. The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Provinces of Limburg (Nl) and Flemish-Brabant (B) are also investing €1.1 million in the project.