European medical device material thematic network


Project timeline
March 2001
36 months
February 2004
General Information
EU innovation in the development and testing of materials for biomedical use is predominantly supported through the GROWTH Programme, but also through the Quality of Life and Management of Living Resources Programmes. Fifteen projects in this area, assessed as already matching EU policy and Programme objectives and currently under various stages of completion, are being presented 'ex-ante' by the establishment of this MEDEVMATNET thematic network. Other projects presently under evaluation will be incorporated 'ex-post'. Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht participation is through the project TESTMEM
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaFP5-GROWTH-2000, RTD actions of a generic nature, Materials and their technologies for production and transformation
Project TypeThematic Network
Contract NumberG5RT-CT-2000-05011
Co-ordinatorLGC - Laboratory of the Government Chemist Ltd. (UK)
Total Eligible Costs (€) HZG Eligible Costs (€) EC Funding for HZG (€)
Contact Person at HZG Univ.-Prof. Dr. sc. nat. Andreas Lendlein, Institute of Biomaterial Science, Phone: +49 3328-352-450, (initial contact: Dr. Thomas Groth, Institute of Polymer Research)
E-mail contact
Worldwide Europe

Centro Tecnologie del Vuoto (IT), Baxter R&D Europe (BE), Fidia Advanced Biopolymers (IT), Isotis B.V. (NL), LGC - Laboratory of the Government Chemist Ltd. (UK), Queen Mary and Westfield College - University of London (UK), Straumann (DE), Teknologisk Institut (DK), The University of Sheffield (UK), Thessaloniki University (GR), Universita degli Studi di Pisa (IT), Universität Ulm (DE), Université Louis Pasteur (FR), Vigo University (ES)

(completed February 2004)

Last Update: 23. September 2020