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SBIR Phase II: Scalable Synthesis and Processing of Nanocrystalline…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
62831
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0232733
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Angstrom Medica, Inc.
Angstrom Medica, Inc. 150 -A New Boston St Woburn, MA 01801
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: SBIR Phase II: Scalable Synthesis and Processing of Nanocrystalline Hydroxyapatite
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0349884
Award Amount: $499,999.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II Project proposes to use a newly developed synthetic nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite (HAP) bone material to produce high-strength, resorbable synthetic bone implants for anterior cruciate ligament surgeries. This material solves the problem of current orthopedic implants (made of polymer and/or metal) which either permanently reside as foreign material in the body or quickly degrade into a formless mass of non-ossified, non-load bearing tissue. The objectives of the Phase II work are to concurrently scale up manufacturing processes for HAP to near-commercial levels while developing an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) prototype product for testing in vivo. The commercial impact of this project will be in the area of orthopedics. The proposed technology will help decrease the time of healing in surgeries requiring implants (fractiures, ACL) and will minimize the need for second surgeries to remove the screws and/or to correct for morbidities.

Principal Investigator:

Edward Ahn
PI
6174543620
eahn@angstrommedica.com

Business Contact:

Edward Ahn
6174543620
eahn@angstrommedica.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Angstrom Medica, Incorporated
150 California Street Newton, MA 02458

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