On November 22, 2019, the 2nd MATEGRA workshop took
place at the UKR in Regensburg, which was implemented within the
project No. 201 MATEGRA:
Advanced porous biomaterials functionalized with stem cells to
improve the osseointegration of implants.
This is a cross-border cooperation program Czech Republic - Free
State of Bavaria) EWO goal 2014 - 2020. Our project develops
cooperation between NTC (New Technologies - Research Center) and
UKR (University Clinic in Regensburg).
Lectures provided insight into the physiology and arthroplastic
procedures and hip/knee endoprostheses and complications. The
second part of the workshop was focused on cell types and the
interaction of cells with materials. The biomaterial section of
the lectures was presented by colleagues from the West Bohemia
University. The guests also got acquainted with pre-clinical
in-vivo models for bone implant testing and expert discussion on
the issue of implants.
The conclusion of the seminar consisted of practical
demonstrations in laboratories (cell trypsinazation, counting,
plating, staining of cells on structured titanium scaffolds,
fluorescence imaging) and demonstration of the implantation
process of a hip / knee joint prosthesis.
Annual meeting group members at 2nd Mategra Workshop