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CHRU Lille

The Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) de Lille is a health establishment founded in 1953.
Composed of 16 medical centres, it offers a complete care offer with more than 3,000 beds and 15,000 employees at the service of patients.

Jeanne de Flandre Hospital is an expert in the care of women, couples and children. Every year, more than 5,600 children are born in this maternity hospital.

Professor Cosson (involved in this project) is a pelvic surgeon in the gynecology department. His research focuses on pelvic static disorders.

In this project, the CHU is in charge of project coordination and preclinical tests

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Ecole Centrale Lille

As a member of the Group of Central Schools, Centrale Lille's mission is to train multidisciplinary engineers and doctors who are driving progress through international openness and innovation.

Its three engineering courses, the generalist course at the Ecole Centrale de Lille, the engineer manager entrepreneur course at ITEEM and the computer and industrial engineering course at IG2I, are now a reference in the academic world. A major player in higher education and research, Centrale Lille also offers eight master's degrees, including three international master's degrees, two doctoral schools, six research laboratories, five Associate International Laboratories (LIA) with Brazil, China, India, Japan and Russia, three teaching chairs and a research chair.

In this project, it is the LaMCUBE laboratory (Multiphysical, Multiscale Mechanics Laboratory, FRE 2016) and in particular its BioTiM (Biomechanics of Soft Tissues) challenge that is in charge of characterizing and modelling the behaviour of resorbable implants during its resorption process.

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Materia Nova

Materia Nova has the task of leading specialized studies mainly on behalf of large companies and of encouraging the transfer of technologies between the world of basic research and the industrial world.

Materia Nova also generates value at the heart of the local economic fabric by these actions.

In order to accomplish the challenges that are asked of it, Materia Nova relies on its own capacities: an internal team of globally recognized scientific experts. Materia Nova works in close relationship with university partners and research centres based both in Belgium and abroad. This open and collaborative approach offers Materia Nova an undeniable potential in terms of scientific and strategic resources. Testing the industrial feasibility of solutions developed for its business clients is, of course, indispensable.

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Centexbel is the scientific and technical centre of the Belgian textile industry founded in 1950 to ensure and strengthen the competitiveness of the textile industry. Our accredited and well-equipped laboratories offer a complete range of textile analyses while supporting Centexbel's and the industry's R&D activities. In addition, Centexbel offers services, including training, certification and patent research.

Technology platforms, pilot lines and technological consultancy are also made available to research and industry.

Centexbel has 170 highly qualified people working in various fields such as the characterization of materials, fibres and fabrics, textile processing (knitting, weaving, braiding), polymers and materials of biological origin, the functionalization of different textiles and other surfaces, process improvement, the study of antimicrobial effects and medical devices.

Our expertise extends from the raw material to the final application, which allows us to support the textile and related industry through R&D projects (at regional, federal and international level).

In this project, two Centexbel units are involved. One in Ghent, which is responsible for the extrusion of new yarns, the other in Grâce-Hollogne, which is responsible for the textile implementation of these new yarns (knitting), as well as certain biocompatibility tests.