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06/26/2017 - 06/30/2017 | Davos

Local immunomodulation around implants - Conference

The Final Conference of the EU research project IMMODGEL (Local immunomodulation around implants by innovative auxiliary hydrogel-based systems encapsulating autologous and phenotype controlled macrophages) will take place in Davos, Switzerland from 26-30 June 2017 in the frame of the TERMIS-EU Meeting.

IMMODGEL will host a symposium on the topic “Immunomodulation and immune engineering in regenerative medicine”, where all involved partners will present their most recent, relevant project-related results.

In addition, IMMODGEL and its scientific coordinator Protip Medical will (together with other organisations such as Johnson & Johnson Innovation and Catapult Cell and Gene Therapy) sponsor a Business Plan Competition in the evening of 27 June.
Implant surgery is frequently followed by adverse immune reactions, especially inflammation. During the last 3,5 years, the IMMODGEL project has been developing a system composed of chemical (hydrogel) and biological (immune system cells) elements to decrease immune response to implants. The design will be adjustable for any implant, medical device or transplant.

Furthermore, a diagnostic test has been developed to predict the patients´ specific immune responses to implant materials. The system´s chemical and physical properties will be modified accordingly to avoid implant rejection. IMMODGEL will for the first time allow implants to be personalised and to minimise adverse immune reactions.

Information on participating / attending:
Participation fee: Conference Delegate - 690 EUR, Student and Young Investigator: 500 EUR, Emerging countries: 400 EUR.


06/26/2017 - 06/30/2017

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Event venue:

Davos Conference Centre, Talstrasse 49a
7270 Davos

Target group:

Business and commerce, Scientists and scholars



Subject areas:

Biology, Medicine

Types of events:

Conference / symposium / (annual) conference




Anette Mack


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