Virtual Institute MetBioMat: in vivo studies of biodegradable magnesium based implant materials

In collaboration with the university hospitals of Hamburg, Hannover and Graz as well as further partners, the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht has established a Virtual Institute, whose focus is on degradable magnesium implants. One aim of the research association coordinated from Geesthacht is to develop first prototypes of orthopaedic implants.

The Virtual Institute MetBioMat is one of the Helmholtz Virtual Institutes and lead by Prof. Regine Willumeit-Römer of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht. By establishing new research partnerships, Helmholtz Virtual Institutes provide a distinct benefit in preparing the way for larger strategic research projects. With this funding the Helmholtz Association wants to strengthen the position of universities in the German scientific system. A further aim of the funding programme is to generate new collaboration with leading international partner institutions and the industry.

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