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SBIR Phase I: Nano-Structured Resin Additives for Improved Composite Implants

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
79471
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0610788
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Cape Cod Research
19 Research Road East Falmouth, MA 02536
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: SBIR Phase I: Nano-Structured Resin Additives for Improved Composite Implants
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0610788
Award Amount: $99,855.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I project addresses the need for affordable, durable thermoplastic composites for implantable prosthetics. Thermoplastic matrix composites such as carbon fiber-polyetheretherketone (CF-PEEK) have many desirable qualities for use in orthopedic composites including biocompatibility, high strength-top-with-ration and toughness. Composites with lower density are demanded for replacing metallic orthopedic prostheses. Societal benefits from replacing metals with lightweight and more physiologically compatible composites are enormous. The benefits to morphology-controlled CF-PEEK composites fabricated by simpler manufacturing methods include: higher transverse strength, higher damage tolerance, excellent physiological durability, and lower manufacturing costs. The broader impacts of this technology are cost reduction CF-PEEK composite manufacturing, which would allow a wider application of the composites in medical rehabilitative systems, the control and enhancement of composite mechanical properties, which may open up additional biomedical application, and the potential expansion of the technological process innovation to the aerospace industry.

Principal Investigator:

Francis L. Keohan
Mr
5085404400
fkeohan@capecodresearch.com

Business Contact:

Katherine D. Finnegan
5085404400
kfinnegan@capecodresearch.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Cape Cod Research
19 Research Road East Falmouth, MA 02536

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No