Novel biomaterials to prevent dental peri-implant infections

NOMAD is a EU-funded research and innovation collaborative project aimed at developing the next generation of dental implants that can prevent peri-implant diseases. Scientists and dental specialists from 10 organizations in 7 European countries have joined forces to tackle the increasing socio-economic burden associated with these diseases.


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Peri-implant infections, a devastating complication of dental implants

Despite the high success rate for dental implant procedures, a high number of patients develop peri-implant infections, which can ultimately lead to implant instability and bone loss. Microorganisms sticking to implant surface and forming recalcitrant biofilms are a particular point of concern.

To address these unmet clinical needs and contribute to overall patient wellbeing, NOMAD will apply multiple biomaterial innovations that promote tissue integration and prevent or control biofilm formation to various implant components, thereby avoiding peri-implant diseases and increasing implant longevity.

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Meet the team

NOMAD brings together 10 partner organizations from 7 European countries, gathering academic, clinical, SME and industry experts in:

NOMAD in numbers

The NOMAD project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe programme under grant agreement no. 101091669.

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50% women

as team leaders

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EU countries

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54 months


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€ 4.708.219

EU contribution

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