The goal of MATCh is to offer new orthopaedic device designs. SMEs (FAME MED, GTS, EXEMPLARY) provide skills to design new and reliable macroporous glass-ceramic coatings for surface modification of commercial ceramic acetabular cups, leading to the development of a new generation of hip prostheses with functionalities improved. 

One in 150 people will likely need a hip replacement in the next 30 years. To meet this demand, the match project aims to overcome the current drawbacks of prostheses, developing the prototype of an innovative MONOBLOCK ceramic cup; a cup anchored to the bone through a bioactive trabecular coating, glazed on its surface and capable of promoting both primary and long-term osseointegration.