Scaleable Microfabrication of Random Network Fiber Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-11-C-0018
Agency Tracking Number: A102-115-0728
Amount: $69,974.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A10-115
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
Technology Assessment & Transfer, Inc.
133 Defense Highway, Suite 212, Annapolis, MD, -
DUNS: 153908801
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Greg Slavik
 Research Scientist / Engineer
 (410) 987-8988
 gslavik@techassess.com
Business Contact
 Sharon Fehrenbacher
Title: CEO
Phone: (410) 224-3710
Email: sharon@techassess.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Technology Assessment & Transfer, Inc. (TA & T) proposes a novel fabrication process for producing fibrous network scaffolds suitable for connective tissue engineering. The process leverages microfabrication technologies that have matured for large volume production of micro- and nano-scale devices in the semiconductor and micro-electrical mechanical systems (MEMS) industries but have seen limited application in biological systems. Particularly, soft lithographic techniques and automated deposition will be employed for a cost effective manufacturing process that is inherently scalable. The proposed technology will directly control the size and morphology of difficult to process natural biopolymers on the microscale to produce engineered scaffolds.

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