TechTalks@ROCKET: Innovative medicine with biohybrid materials

Meet innovators from NRW and the Netherlands who are shaping the medicine of tomorrow with their new developments – based on biohybrid materials.

In the virtual networking event planned by the NRW state clusters Medizin.NRW and NMWP.NRW on 05 September from 2:00 pm, you will have the opportunity to get to know two innovations from first hand and to discuss opportunities and potentials of these new technologies:

Tonny Voermans from BioMed-Elements B.V. will showcase “Nano-Sinusgel: Nano-based delivery system of a smart hydrogel”.


The goal is to have a preclinical prototype nano-based delivery system of a SMART biomaterial-based hydrogel to prevent post-operative complications following functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) to start in-vivo testing. In this project the consortium will work towards a controlled release of corticosteroids (CTS)-containing sinus gel for postoperative application after FESS.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Schmitz-Rode from the Institute for Applied Medical Technology, RWTH Aachen University, will present “ProBioMed: Model-based regulation of biohybrid implant maturation”:

A consortium of scientists from medicine, biology, engineering, and material sciences from four faculties of RWTH Aachen University is researching the maturation behaviour of artificial heart valves with the body's own cells and tissue in the bioreactor. The aim of the project is to produce perfectly biocompatible and permanently functional heart valves.

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If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to interesting TechTalks and discussions with you!

Medizin.NRW and ROCKET Reloaded Teams