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Safe-MDs – In vitro hodnotenie bio-kompatibility zdravotníckych pomôcok (ZP) a inovatívnych bio-materiálov pre ZP
In vitro biocompatibility testing of medical devices (MDs) and new generation bio-materials for MDs
Program: SRDA
Project leader: Dr.rer.nat., Ing. Kanďárová Helena, ERT
Annotation: Medical devices (MDs) have an irreplaceable role in the healthcare of the 21st century. The term ‘medical device’ covers a broad spectrum of products that are crucial in diagnosis and treatment, disease prevention and improving the quality of life of people suffering from disabilities or injuries. MD must not cause adverse effects and must demonstrate bio-compatibility with the tissues in the patient’s body.Most of the MDs\’ bio-compatibility assessments are still conducted in animals. However, thanks to the advances in cell and 3D tissue engineering and due to the accelerated progress of validation of alternative methods, the MD regulations also utilize in vitro tests, as demonstrated recently by the adoption of the in vitro reconstructed human epidermis (RhE) test for intra-cutaneous testing into the ISO standard 10993-23.The presented research proposal focuses on the development of in vitro methods for biocompatibility assessment of medical devices (MDs) and innovative materials to be used as MDs polymers and that are intended for the use in the oral and vaginal cavities or on/in ocular epithelium.
Duration: 1.7.2020 – 30.6.2024
Prenatálne programovanie chorôb v dospelosti: možnosti terapie a prevencie následkov prenatálnej hypoxie u potomstva potkanov
Prenatal programming of adult diseases: treatment and prevention of outcomes of gestational hypoxia in rat offspring
Program: VEGA
Project leader: RNDr. Mach Mojmír, PhD.
Annotation: Hypoxia during pregnancy, labor or early life stage is a major determinant of neurological morbidity and mortality in the neonatal period. In the last decade the fetal origin of chronic adult diseases was proposed as the most important factor in genesis of diabetes and hypertension in adulthood. The scientists showed that malnutrition, and inadequate oxygen supply during embryofetal development may lead to the inadequate apoptosis/necrosis, and caused maldevelopment of the organs responsible for regulation blood pressure, glucose, or improper brain wiring. Although the understanding of perinatal asphyxia-related pathophysiology is gradually increasing, limited therapeutic options are available to prevent or even mitigate the devastating process that unfolds after injury. Mitochondria-targeted antioxidants (MTA) are one of the most important therapies for providing neuroprotection in cerebral ischemia. The aim of the project will be to explore the possibilities of using MTA in late gestational hypoxia model.
Duration: 1.1.2020 – 31.12.2023
Hodnotenie biologickej kompatibility zdravotníckych pomôcok (ZP) a innovativnych materiálov pre výrobu ZP s využitím in vitro metód založených na 3D rekonštruovaných modeloch ľudského tkaniva.
Bio-compatibility assessment of medical devices and novel medical device materials using in vitro methods based on 3D reconstructed human tissue models.
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Dr.rer.nat., Ing. Kanďárová Helena, ERT
Duration: 1.1.2020 – 31.12.2023