Gradient Phosphate Fibers for Orthopedic Devices

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1 R43 AR43286-01,
Agency Tracking Number: 29168
Amount: $70,954.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1995
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
406 Sheron Avenue, Rolla, MD, 65401
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Yongren Peng
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Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
The fiber/polymer interfacial adhesion in a biodegradable composite determines the mechanical integthe initial (dry) interfacial adhesion is enhanced through the use of coupling agents or other surfadestroyed as the fiber breakdown. Up until now, biodegradable composites have tended to lose their pbecause of this phenomenon. The Phase I study will develop nanometer thick durable surface coatingsfibers that will provide fiber/polymer interfacial stability for up to 3 months. Once the surface ladegradation will proceed at a faster rate. Composites with "gradient chemical durability fibers" couintegrity plus degrade in the prescribed time frame.

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