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EPSRC Reference: EP/M000230/1
Title: EPSRC - NIHR Healthcare Technology Co-operative (HTC) Partnership Award - Unify: A network focused on the treatment of fracture non-unions
Principal Investigator: Williams, Professor DJ
Other Investigators:
Grover, Professor LM
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Arthritis Research UK (ARUK) Medilink Ministry of Defence (MOD)
NIHR Surgical Recon and Microbio res cen NIHR Trauma Management HTC Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Fdn Trust
Smith+Nephew plc University Hospitals Birmingham
Department: Wolfson Sch of Mech, Elec & Manufac Eng
Organisation: Loughborough University
Scheme: Network
Starts: 01 April 2014 Ends: 31 March 2017 Value (£): 149,684
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Biomaterials Tissue Engineering
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Healthcare
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Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
26 Feb 2014 EPSRC NIHR HTC Partnership Awards Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
This proposal is tightly focussed on addressing major unmet clinical needs in the repair and rehabilitation of non-union fractures, in particular for long-bone and cranio-facial trauma. A non-union is a broken bone that fails to heal. These result from both civilian and military injuries including the consequences of cancer and lead to pain, suffering and loss of dignity. Our aim is to create a co-ordinated self-sustaining network linking the Trauma HTC and other major UK clinical research centres, both civilian and military, in order to pull solutions from the science and technology research community and assist their translation to the clinic. The network will link with centres of expertise and research excellence in healthcare technologies supported by EPSRC and others, and to industry and other key stakeholders including patients. This network will ensure, by a programme of activities with both proven and novel components, that these disparate communities are empowered to explore together those areas where new scientific and technological opportunities have the promise to resolve important clinical problems.

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