EASYFIX : Engineered antibacterial solutions for temporary fixation devices

The Easyfix project aim is the realization of innovative antibacterial and antiadhesive temporary fixation devices, in order to overcome the main current issues: bacterial contamination and tissue overgrowth. The EASyFIX Consortium, coordinated by INTRAUMA, has a specific interest in the development of medical devices with antibacterial properties, because they could drastically reduce infections of orthopaedic and trauma devices. INTRAUMA has a great interest in developing and commercializing a product portfolio able to solve this problem on both Titanium (and its alloys) and Stainless Steel substrates. Polytecnico di Torino and IONICS are key partners for developing a coating technology able to optimize the device properties, production prices and warrantying the industrialization of the process. The coated devices will be able to address the main needs of temporary fixation devices : bacterial contamination and tissue overgrowth by a reduction of bacterial adhesion compared to traditional uncoated ones, an antibacterial action against the main pathogens involved in prosthetic infections (e.g. S. aureus) and a reduction of tissue overgrowth compared to the standard uncoated ones.

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After 2 years of project, the PLAMECO system has been adapted with a large co-sputtering system from ROBEKO able to replicate the recipe developed by the Polytecnico of Turino’s team. The first pre-series would be producted at the end of September 2020.

If you need more information, please contact Fabian RENAUX or Perrine LEROY : info@ionics-group.com.

Project Partners:

INTRAUMA, Polytecnico of Turino and IONICS

 

The project is co-financed by the Walloon Research Administration, DGO6.