Adaptive Implant Technologies
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University, Texas, United States
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.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 623
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