TechConnect Innovation Program

Nanocomposite Foams for Critical Size Bone Defect Repair

Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Louisiana, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

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.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

National Innovation Awardee

Showcase Booth #: 737

Website: www.lsuagcenter.com/intellectual

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant, University

Looking for: Development / License Partners