R&D Projects


Supply chain integration of fully customisable medical implants using new biomaterials and rapid manufacturing technologies

HealthcareAdvanced technologiesBiotechnologyHealth3D printingPolymer synthesisEuropean


The development of innovative biomaterials (ceramics, bio-passive, bio-active and shape-memory polymers) for use in Rapid Manufacturing.


The main objective of Custom-IMD has been to develop and manufacture enhanced fully customisable medical implants (craniofacial bone plate; lumbar spinal disc replacement; and dental restoration) through the development of new biomaterials using enhanced rapid manufacturing technologies, achieving implant design, manufacture, sterilisation, regulatory approval and delivery to the surgeon within a 48 hour time-frame within SME Supply Chain Integration.

Project partners:

8 technology centre, 14 companies and 1 university

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