University of Patras
UPAT is the third in size University in Greece and was founded in the city of Patras in 1964. UPAT consists of 24 Departments, 112 Laboratories & 14 Clinics, 738 Faculty members, 164 Scientific and 372 Administrative Staff and is significantly active in research, having a reputation for quality and innovative research. The University’s research activity is supported by its policies for the promotion of excellence and the creation of the appropriate research environment. UPAT has signed the Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for their Recruitment and operates a EURAXESS Services Center, while the Senate has appointed a special Committee for Ethics in Research. UPAT supports the research activities of its members through a centralized infrastructure.
Role within SBR
UPAT has taken over the coordination of the project and is also heavily involved in overseeing the dissemination and exploitation activities. On a scientific level the UPAT team will work on the development of the bioactive agent controlled delivery systems and the optimization of systems integration in the implants, with regards to their in vitro in vivo performance in appropriate models. They also collaborate in the design and optimization of the implant components (with regards to performance and biocompatibility). They will conduct in vitro studies for tuning the monitoring of sensor feedback and will analyse the tissues from the in vivo studies for early realization of component biocompatibility/safety; at a later stage, the UPAT team will evaluate the regeneration/healing potential of the prototype as well as the final implant performance