SBIR Phase II: Scalable Synthesis and Processing of Nanocrystalline Hydroxyapatite

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$499,999.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
0349884
Award Id:
62831
Agency Tracking Number:
0232733
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
150 California Street, Newton, MA, 02458
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
EdwardAhn
PI
(617) 454-3620
eahn@angstrommedica.com
Business Contact:
EdwardAhn
(617) 454-3620
eahn@angstrommedica.com
Research Institute:
n/a
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.

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