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BONE INGROWTH STIMULATION USING ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
13682
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
13682
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Iatromed Inc
4645 N 32nd St Phoenix, AZ 85018
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: BONE INGROWTH STIMULATION USING ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,147.00
 

Abstract:

THE USE OF POROUS COATINGS TO PROVIDE THE ATTACHEMENT MECHANISM FOR REPLACEMENT OF DISEASED JOINTS HAS INCREASED DRAMATICALLY IN THE PAST FEW YEARS, AND IT IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO DO SO IN THE FUTURE. THERE ARE 300,000 HIP AND KNEE REPLACEMENTS PERFORMED ANNUALLY IN THE UNITED STATES, AND IT IS ESTIMATED THAT 50 PERCENT OF THESE IMPLANTS RELY ON BONE INGROWTH AS THE MECHANISM OF ATTACHMENT BETWEEN THE IMPLANT AND THE PATIENT BONE. THE ABILITY TO EHHANCE BONE INGROWTH INTO POROUS COATED IMPLANTS WOULD BE OF SUBSTANTIAL BENEFIT TO THE PATIENT. WITH ENHANCED BONE INGROWTH, EARLIER RETURN TO WEIGHTBEARINGCOULD BE ALLOWED, LEADING TO SHORTER HOSPITAL STAYS AND AN OVERALL SHORTER CONVALESCENCE. ADDITIONALLY, MORE EXTENSIVEAND PREDICTABLE BONE INGROWTH COULD INSURE FIXATION AND ULTIMATE LONG-TERM SUCCESS OF THE IMPLANT, WHICH WAS THE ORIGINAL GOAL OF BONE INGROWTH FIXATION. THE AIM OF THIS STUDY IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING RESONANT ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS TO STIMULATE BONE INGROWTH AND THEREBY ENHANCE THE PERFORMANCE OF NONCEMENTED TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENT. IMPLANTS WILL BE PLACED BILATERALLY IN THE FEMORAL OF 12 ADULT GREYHOUNDS. ANIMALS WILL BE SACRIFICED AT 3 AND 6 WEEKS, AND THE DEGREE OF BONE INGROWTH WILL BE EVALUATED USING MECHANICAL TESTING AND HISTOLOGICAL ANALYSIS.

Principal Investigator:

Allan M Einstein
6024375520

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Iatromed Inc
2850 S 36th St Phoenix, AZ 85034

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