Baltic Amber - project phase 2

Based on the activities of project phase 1 (April 2011 to November 2012) the second Baltic Amber (Baltic alliance against multi-resistant bacteria) project phase was launched in the end of 2013. It aims at improving the treatment of implant-associated infections in orthopedic surgery.

An international consortium has been formed to cooperate in this area and, amongst others, to prepare an EU proposal an international multi-center study. The project is called:

"PRETECHinf: Preventive regenerative techniques combating biomaterial-associated infections"
“Technological innovations in regenerative medicine with new diagnostic tools, new treatment algorithms and therapeutic biomaterials combatting increased bacterial resistance in emerging bone and joint infections; Evaluating patient outcome and cost effectiveness in national implant registers with focus on societal and human implications"

Participanting parties

  • Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

  • -Prof. Andrej Trampuz

  • Galeazzi di Milano, Italy

  • - Dr. Carlo L. Romanò
    - Prof. Lorenzo Drago

  • Universität Rostock, Germany

  • - Prof. Rainer Bader
    - Prof. Wolfram Mittelmeier

Project management
  • Dr Gudrun Mernitz, BioCon Valley, Germany

For additional project information please refer to the » project leaflet.

Working plan
Project work will be done mainly by exchange and discussion of work papers. The process is coordinated by the HICARE project office located at the Greifswald office of project partner BioCon Valley®.

In addition, three workshops are planned for direct exchange between partners:
  • February 21-22, 2014, Lund

  • June 6, 2014, London

  • July 31-August 1, 2014, Ystad

Project partners
Three partners are currently cooperation in the Baltic amber project:

Additional interested parties are welcome.

Further support is provided by the international bureau of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
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