APRICOT project: implant against arthritis in finger joints

APRICOT-project: implant "help(s) patients heal themselves"

Interview with Dr. Oliver Schwarz, a researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA) and freelance lecturer at the University of Stuttgart and the Steinbeis University of Applied Sciences in Berlin.


Image: Dr. Oliver Schwarz; Copyright: Fraunhofer IPA

Dr. Oliver Schwarz, scientist at Fraunhofer IPA and participant in the EU-project APRICOT.

Image: patient with pain in fingers; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Milkos

The operation for the novel implant for finger joint arthrosis of the EU-project APRICOT is to be minimally invasive, and healthy bone and tissue are to be preserved completely.

Image: Logo of the EU-project APRICOT; Copyright: Fraunhofer IPA

The APRICOT project was funded under grant agreement No 863183 from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

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