THE TEXTOS PROJECT
The general objective is to develop an innovative 3D matrix for tissue engineering to reconstruct, regenerate or replace the function of deficient tissues or organs. This matrix will constitute a growth support composed of natural polymers. The originality of this project is in the preparation of a two-component, biocompatible and porous sterilized support obtained using a knitting process and ready to use. This material will consist of poly(lactic-co-glycolicacid) (PLGA) as a substrate (providing mechanical function) and chitosan as a surface coating (for biofunctionalization)
the textos approach
The research and development activities that will be undertaken to carry out this project are:
• setting up a new PLGA yarn,
• the coating of these yarns with chitosan and/or the resulting textile structure,
• knitting of a 3D matrix,
• its use in bone reconstruction.
The communication actions, which will be implemented jointly throughout the project, integrate different media for the dissemination of information, event organisation and dissemination to companies.