MAT(T)ISSE ; Mammaire


  • Start of the project : 01-01-18
  • End of project : 30-06-22


MAT(T)ISSE aims to produce 3D printed personalized prostheses for breast tissue reconstruction in women who have undergone a mastectomy.


The development of these prostheses is an alternative to conventional methods of tissue reconstruction (silicone prosthesis implantation or similar fat tissue grafting) which involve risks and are often very expensive. The alternative method developed as part of the MAT(T)ISSE project therefore consists of manufacturing a bio-resorbable textile prosthesis, consisting of a 3D printed shell and a frame made of Calais lace, designed to encourage cell multiplication. The 3D printing will allow doctors to personalize the shape of the implant in order to completely fit the morphology of the chest. Then the adipose tissue will be on the textile support. Once the support has been colonized by the cells, the prosthesis (shell and textile) will be completely resorbed to make way for the completely reconstructed breast.

Objectives and missions of Materia Nova

Within the consortium, Materia Nova develops polymer formulations that are bioresorbable and 3D printable and/or spinnable in the form of lace.

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