Nanocomposite Foams for Critical Size Bone Defect Repair
Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Louisiana, United States
This invention is a nanocomposite polymer bone graft that promotes healing in large bone defects. The gel is placed during surgery, filling gaps and jagged edges by precisely conforming to the defect’s shape. The material also has a superior mechanical strength similar to strong bone cements.
Primary Application Area: Biotech & Biological Sciences
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: The material is stronger than comparable bone grafts and can be applied more quickly because it does not require mixing or preparation time. The material also avoids leaching unwanted chemicals into surrounding tissues.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 737
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date:
Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant, University
Looking for: Development / License Partners