EU-funded project GIOTTO: The next challenge for smarT nanobiOmaterials and 3D technologies to treat osteoporotic fractures

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by Lisa Bregoli, EU funding expert, Senior Project Manager, Warrant Hub S.p.A., European Funding Division

Osteoporosis is a systemic, degenerative disorder affecting more than 200 million people in the world. In osteoporotic individuals, the density and quality of bones are reduced; this reduction occurs progressively and often without symptoms. As a result, bones become weak and the risk of fracture from a fall or, in serious cases, from minor trauma dramatically increases. These so-called fragility fractures decrease the quality and lifespan of affected patients. With progressive rise in life expectancy, osteoporosis is becoming a socio-economic challenge.

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