Project Objectives

GIOTTO integrates different types of expertise to finally offer better treatment solutions for patients wellbeing, leveraging on technologies such as:

  • 3D-printing and the most updated technologies for bone scaffold manufacturing will be put in place together with nano-functionalisation for the smart release of active molecules and ions
  • Functionalised magnetic nanoparticles to allow controlled mechano-transduction
  • An Internet of Things platform will be developed to gather and collate measurable data inputs about device effectiveness and to provide decision support software as a service to improve the design, manufacture and clinical function of the proposed devices, ultimately managing the overall value chain
  • Safety and sustainability of the final solutions will guide the overall development since the beginning, though testing and the involvement of regulators
joining force in giotto

The target is develop a platform of technologies and materials that are specific for different types of osteoporotic fractures:


3D graded scaffold, which can be fixed with screws


fibrous scaffold to deal with small pelvic fractures


radiopaque, bioresorbable, injectable cement to stabilise vertebral fractures

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