Tissue Engineering

EU MAXIBONE General Assembly 11-12 Feb

The General Assembly of the EU MAXIBONE project will be held in Bergen from 11-12 February 2019.


The first General Assembly of the project will be held in Bergen and organized by project partners at the Tissue Engineering group (Prof. Kamal Mustafa).

This project, coordinated by prof. Pierre Layrolle at Inserm UMR 1238, Phy-Os, University of Nantes, started in January 2018 as a four year program with an European funding of 6 million euros. The consortium gathers 12 partners from 6 European countries including research laboratories, academic hospitals, cell therapy units, an SME manufacturing biomaterials and the global leader of dental implants.

In the project MAXIBONE, a randomised controlled trial of 150 patients will compare the safety and efficacy of autologous cultured stem cells and calcium phosphate biomaterials with autologous bone grafting in alveolar bone augmentation prior to dental implants. 

The recruitment will be performed in 10 major hospital centres in Norway (Bergen), Spain, Germany, Denmark and France.