EEA Grant profiBONE

Low-temperature 3D Printing of Bio-Functionalized Ceramic Bone Implants with Adjustable Mechanical Properties 


Duration:  01.01.2021 - 31.12.2023

Grant amount:   1.433.000 €

Project number: TO01000309

Lead partner: CEITEC BUT, Advanced biomaterials

Contact person: doc. Ing. Lucy Vojtová, Ph.D. (

Project partners:  

Advanced Biomaterials Group, The Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC), Brno University of Technology, The Czech Republic

Taeknisetur (IceTec), Reykjavík, Iceland

Biomedical Center of the Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen, Charles University, The Czech Republic

Genis hf., Siglufjörður, Iceland

Project aim: The objective is to establish close multidisciplinary cooperation between Czech and Icelandic partners in order to develop biofunctionalized polymer-ceramic ink for low-temperature 3D printing of patient-specific bone implants.

Our goal is to improve mechanical, degradable, healing and antibacterial properties of implants by modification of ceramic cement with binders based on biodegradable synthetic polymers and bioactive polysaccharides and proteins. Implants for repair of parietal bone defects will be printed by direct ink writing and mechanically and histologically evaluated. Project will result in 2 functional samples of osteoinductive cements suitable for 3D printing of artificial bones with adjustable mechanical properties and enhanced biological activity.

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The profiBONE project (TO01000309) benefits from a € 1.433.000 grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants and the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic.

Project TO01000309 is co-financed with the state support of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic within the Kappa Programme.

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