HypOrth NEWS | Issue 1 | 01/2016
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HypOrth NEWS | Issue 1 | 01/2016

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Welcome to our first HypOrth project newsletter.

In this newsletter, we would like to update you about the progress of our project. Also, find out what our participating institutions have recently been up to!


About HypOrth

The European collaborative project HypOrth aims to develop hypoallergenic material for endoprotheses, pursuing two major goals: HypOrth intends to improve the understanding and diagnosis of complications associated with an implant, primarily focussing on adverse immune reaction and infection. Based on these insights the project will develop innovative approaches for renewals in orthopaedic arthroplasty with improved biocompatibility.

Project aims

  • Differentiating AIR from low-grade infection in the context of prosthesis loosening; including epidemiological and clinical expertise and finding diagnostic biomarkers for AIR

  • Understanding the mechanisms of adverse immune reaction and developing predictive computational models

  • Finding predictive biomarkers for application in personalised medicine

  • Testing conventional and new material combinations for implant and coating on different cell systems: bone cells and immune cells for biocompatibility, antibacterial properties and evoking immunological parameters including the newly identified biomarkers

  • Evaluating data, producing prototypic hypoallergenic implants

Consortium news

The HypOrth group has been actively engaging with the public during open days and workshops.

Public poster reception in Budapest

During the GA meeting in Budapest in September 2015, the group addressed the scientific community in a public poster session.


Otto-von-Guericke-Unviersity of Magdeburg

Contratulations to Dr. Kathrin Chamaon for being awarded the Poster Prize at the 63th Annual Meeting of NOUV e.V. (Norddeutsche Orthopäden- und Unfallchirurgenvereinigung e. V.)!

INOP (Metal Forming Institute, Poznan, Poland)

Our partner INOP has received two awards in 2015:

They received the Gold Medal Award and Euroinvent Medal of the Romanian Inventors Forum for "The method of Testing Joint Endoprosthesis And the Tester Performing The Method" during the International Fair of Economic and Scientific Innovations (INTARG 2015) in Cracow.

They also received the Jacques Duprac Award during the 16th EFFORT Congress in Prague for one fo the 10 best posters. The European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology nominated "A Simple Method of Isolation of Polyethylene Debris from Perpfosthetic Tissues Using Silicon Wafer Deposition" (in cooperation with Poznan University of Medical Science).


Upcoming events

Project GA Meeting, July 2016

June 30-July 2, 2016
General Assembly Meeting in Bilbao, Spain
The meeting is going to include a session for our young investigators and a public poster session.

HypOrth is a Collaboration Project funded by the European Union under the 7th Framework Programme under grant agreement n° 602398. Copyright | Imprint

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