TechConnect Innovation Program

Adaptive Implant Technologies

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University, Texas, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

A strong, yet ultra-flexible metallic alloy that can automatically adjust its own stiffness to improve bone healing and actively preserve bone health

Primary Application Area: Materials & Chemical

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Surgeons and hospitals would like to have fixation plates that enable faster healing and reduce long-term deterioration in bone quality near the implant.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 623

Website: http://mesam.tamu.edu/

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: Project was initially funded by NSF-CMMI basic research grant; currently receives funding as an NSF Innovation Corps member in the October 2013 Georgia Tech Cohort.

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners