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BIOABSORBABLE GLASS FIBER/POLYMER COMPOSITES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
11210
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11210
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MO-SCI Corp.
4040 Hy Point North Rolla, MO 65401-8277
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: BIOABSORBABLE GLASS FIBER/POLYMER COMPOSITES
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

PRESENT ORTHOPEDIC AND DENTAL IMPLANT DEVICES USE METAL ALLOY SYSTEMS TO ALIGN, SUPPORT, AND MINIMIZE MOVEMENT OF A FRACTURED BONE UNTIL HEALING OCCURS. THESE DEVICES HAVE SEVERAL INHERENT PROBLEMS THAT CAN BE OVERCOME BY USING A GLASS FIBER/POLYMER BIOABSORBABLE COMPOSITE. THIS PHASE I WORK WILL INVESTIGATE GLASS COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN BIOABSORBABLE COMPOSITE CONSTRUCTION FOR METAL DEVICEREPLACEMENT. COMPOSITE CONSTRUCTION WILL BE ACHIEVED BY USING A POLYMER SYSTEM OF KNOWN BIOABSORBABLE PROPERTIES ANDCOMBINING IT WITH DEVELOPED BIOABSORBABLE GLASS FIBERS. THESE FIBERS WILL HAVE A SPECIFIC DISSOLUTION RATE CONTROLLED BY THEIR COMPOSITION. THE ADDITION OF METAL OXIDES AND/OR NITROGEN TO THE STARTING GLASS SYSTEM WILL BE USED TO ACHIEVE THE NEEDED DISSOLUTION RATE.

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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Mo-sci Corp.
Twitty Industrial Park Box 2 Rolla, MO 65401

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