About the innovator
Politecnico di Torino (POLITO) is a Research University ranking in the top 20 technical universities in Europe renown for education and research in the field of engineering and architecture. In the first 3 years of H2020, 97 projects (9 ERC) have been funded. The DISAT Department is the focal structure for the fundamental and applied research on chemistry and materials of the Politecnico di Torino.
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What is the innovation
Within the MOZART project the consortium developed a unique medical device to treat chronic wounds consisting in a thermosensitive resorbable polyurethane and mesoporous nanomatrices (bioactive glass systems and ordered carbons) able to release therapeutic ions and drugs . All the materials have been developed and scaled-up till TRL5.
Out of the lab. Into the market
The MOZART consortium benefits from the participation of several industrial partners, including Ashland Specialties Ireland Ltd., owned by Ashland Industries Europe GmbH, a company part of the Ashland Global Holdings Inc. group., providing customized biomaterial solutions for medical devices. One of the involved partner, CELLOGIC is dealing with the health-economics aspects of the proposed solutions. The scaling-up of the MOZART nanomatrices has been carried out at NANOLITH developing an ad hoc robot set-up and the thermosensitive polymer has been efficiently scaled up at Ashland facilities.
Benefits of participation in the Framework Programme
Participating in a European project provided us with the unique opportunity to constantly interact with different leaders in the biomedical device value chain supporting innovation based on the technological know-how and business perspective of the scientific partners. The funding received during the 4 years of the project bridged the critical gap to deliver on the development of the initial concept and approach.This innovation was funded via H2020 project MOZART