First place in "AC² - the start-up competition".
The lucky winners with RWTH Rector Professor Dr Ulrich Rüdiger (from left to right: Daniel Nowak, Alexander Löwen, Dr. Valentine Gesché, Dr. Kathrin Kurtenbach, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Rüdiger), Source: AGIT / GründerRegion Aachen
The PerAGraft Team with two ITA Post Docs Dr. Valentine Gesché and Dr. Kathrin Kurtenbach as well as Alexander Löwen and Daniel Nowak of the EXIST transfer of research project won the first place and 10.000 Euro prize money in "AC² - the founding competition" in June 2019. The prize was presented in the coronation hall of Aachen's town hall.
PerAGraft deals with the development of patient-specific implants. This is realized by an integrated digital process chain and an innovative textile manufacturing process.
The automated production process enables the production and delivery of implants in less than one week for the first time. The individualized implants help patients with aortic aneurysms, an increasing, pathological and permanent enlargement of the aorta, who depend on a tailored implant.