Complementarity with other research programmes

The objective of the COST Action NEWGEN is to create a pool of expertise unmatched in European and probably in the world and to unite experts who are often already involved in EU projects and national that could be very complementary. It already exists a COST Action on the field of biomaterials called “NAMABIO” (MP1005 – end: 2015) – From nano to macro biomaterials (design, processing, characterization, modelling) and applications to stem cells regenerative orthopaedic and dental medicine. This project coordinates research efforts of scientific partners for the development of innovative biomaterials and to their applications through stem cell. The present COST Action NEWGEN is mainly focused on the design and processing of new customized and functionalized implants for bone engineering, and strong triangular interactions with industrials and end-users (medical units and surgeons). Other European Research Projects are in progress such as:

  • FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN “BIOBONE” (end: 2016) – Bioceramics for Bone Repair.
  • FP7-NMP-2011-SME-5 “LONGLIFE” (end: 2015) – Advanced multifunctional zirconia ceramics for long-lasting implants.
  • FP7-NMP-2008-SMALL-2 “FIND & BIND” (end: 2013) – Mastering sweet cell-instructive biosystems by copycat nano-interaction of cells with natural surfaces for biotechnological applications.
  • FP7-NMP3-SL-2010-SMALL-3-246373 “OPHIS” (end: 2014) – Composite phenotypic triggers for bone and cartilage repair.
  • INTERREG IV “PRISTIMED” (end: 2014) – Partenariat en Recherches, Innovations et Supports Techniques Interrégionaux en Matériaux pour le Secteur MEDical.

The majority of the partners in the COST Action NEWGEN are also involved in large National funded programmes and multiple small projects in the field of bone regeneration, implantology, bone tissue engineering, materials science and engineering, with close bilateral contacts between research institutes, industrials and clinicians in the field.

The COST Action will offer them a network to exchange the results of previous and current research and opportunities to set up industrial applications and further larger projects of research.