DERMA

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Design of Enabling-Regenerative Materials

Priority Axis

Technological and Social Innovation

Specific objective

Technological Innovation

England

University of Brighton

Lead partner

address

Lewes Road BN2 4GJ Brighton
United Kingdom

Contact

Project budget

2 724 815

ERDF amount

1 634 889

ERDF rate

60%
34.7%

Common challenge

DERMA will address the common challenge of improving the quality of life of the increasing elderly population of the 2 Seas area. By 2025, more than 20% of Europeans will be 65 or older, with a large increase in those over 80. We will tackle the problem of advanced age (or illness)-associated inflammation, infection and ulceration of the skin which costs the EU €6.5 billion per year. Dermal ulcers are a source of physical discomfort, can lead to further medical complications, and can liberate offensive odours that are distressing to the patient and may lead to social isolation and depression.

Partners

England

University of Portsmouth

Belgium/Flanders

Universiteit Gent

France

Eurasanté

Observers

England

Blond McIndoe Research Foundation (Queen Victoria Hospital) (BMRF)

France

Fédération de recherche « Biomatériaux et Dispositifs Médicaux Fonctionnalisés (BDMF)

England

Welland Medical Limited (WM)

Belgium/Flanders

FlandersBio (FB)

England

WSX Enterprise