BIOABSORBABLE GLASS FIBER/POLYMER COMPOSITES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
11210
Agency Tracking Number:
11210
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Twitty Industrial Park, Box 2, Rolla, MO, 65401
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
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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