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September 2015


Successful conclusion of the


3rd International Symposium on Peripheral Nerve Regeneration

The BIOHYBRID Consortium  successfully hosted the 3rd International Symposium on Peripheral Nerve Regeneration on September 24th and 25th, 2015 in Hannover.

More details here and on the 3rd ISPNR website:




April 2015


New Publications from the BIOHYBRID Consortium


The Consortium has added two successful scientific papers at renowned publishing houses:


Shapira, Y., Tolmasov, M., Nissan, M., Reider, E., Koren, A., Biron, T., Bitan, Y., Geuna, S., Rochkind, S. Comparison of results between chitosan hollow tube and autologous nerve graft in reconstruction of peripheral nerve defect: An experimental study. Microsurgery, April 2015. DOI: 10.1002/micr.22418


Meyer, C.,Wrobel, S., Raimondo, S., Rochkind, S., Heimann, C., Shahar, A., Ziv-Polat, O., Geuna, S., Grothe, C., Haastert-Talini, K. Peripheral nerve regeneration through hydrogel enriched chitosan tubes containing engineered Schwann cells for drug delivery. Cell Transplantation, April 2015, in press 




January 2015


 Website online! The European Society for the Study of Peripheral Nerve Repair and Regeneration- ESPNR was founded in May



You can now learn more about the aims and activities of the ESPNR by visiting








December 2014


BIOYHBRID consortium partners met from November 17th-19th, 2014 for the 5th General Assembly hosted by the coordinating partner MHH in Hannover, Germany. The occasion was used to gear up for the months ahead, filled with final experiments, future clinical issues, publications and the 3rd ISPNR in September 2015.

Following that all consortium partners got busy with finalising their reports for the 2nd period, due after 36 months of project duration, to the EU. The report was successfully submitted in December 2014.




 October 2014


On October 15th, Stefano Geuna and other BIOHYBRID researchers from UNITO presented the main results from the BIOHYBRID project to the general public during an "open doors" day at the Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi (NICO). The event raised much interest, especially in younger people who were particularly attracted by the biotechnological aspects underlying the success of the BIOHYBRID approach to neural repair. The event was also covered by local press and was a good occasion also for the young researchers to illustrate the impact of their studies. [More...]



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