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MPNS COST Action 533
Materials for Improved Wear Resistance of Total Artificial Joints

The main objective of the Action is to develop materials for improved wear resistance of artificial

joints and novel low wearing designs. For this purpose, the biotribology of materials in artificial

hip and knee joints, the mechanisms of lubrication and wear, the methods of in vitro simulation and

testing, and the resulting biocompatibility and biological reactions to the wear products will be

investigated in order to contribute to the standradising of in vitro simulation and testing. This

development will furthermore result in reduced wear particles, lower adverse biological reactions

and longer lifetimes of artifical joints and natural joints.

(Descriptions are provided by the Actions directly via e-COST.)

General Information*

Chair of the Action:

Zhongmin JIN (UK)

Vice Chair of the Action:

Prof Jean-Pierre CELIS (BE)

Science officer of the Action:


Administrative officer of the Action:

Ms Carmencita MALIMBAN


Action Fact Sheet

Download AFS as .RTF

Memorandum of Understanding

Download MoU as PDF

Final Report

Download Final Report as PDF


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