SP3 PEOPLE - Grant agreement: PIRSES-GA-2008-230791

Hyanji Scaffold

A China-Europe exchange-based activity financially supported by the European Commission's Framework 7 Programme to enable development of new tissue engineering techniques.


Technology transfer of advanced methods from for the biosynthesis of polyalkaonates and for targeted drug delivery. The exchange programme comprised two European partners (Keele and Pisa Universities) and two Chinese partners (Tsinghua and Sichuan Universities) which are international centres of excellence in their fields of research.

The exchange comprised 208 person-months over 4 years to achieve a long-lasting scientific collaboration between the EU and China.

As a result of this project, each partner has adapted new knowledge, skills and expertise resulting in new innovations in treatment of bone and cartilage defects to transfer to European and Chinese industry.

Contacts and co-ordinators

Professor Alicia J. El Haj
Professor Nicolas R. Forsyth

Phone: +44 (0)1782 674085 or 674388

Keele University, Guy Hilton Research Centre, Thornburrow Drive, Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 7QB, United Kingdom

Visit of PI to Keele March 2010