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Biocompatible metal implants

Grant number: 02/02134-0
Support type:Research Grants - Innovative Research in Small Business - PIPE
Duration: July 01, 2002 - March 31, 2007
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Biomedical Engineering - Bioengineering
Principal researcher:Spero Penha Morato
Grantee:Spero Penha Morato
Company:Lasertools Tecnologia Ltda
City: São Paulo

Abstract

The objective is to develop methods and processes for the manufacture of biocompatible metal implants using laser. In the short term, this innovation is focused specially, but not exclusively, on five products: stents (vascular dilators), distractors (bone lengthening), titanium meshes, clips for aneurysm and spinal implants. With the results of these developments, the intention is to nationalize the manufacture of these components aiming to offer high quality products at a lower price than similar imported products. In the medium term efforts will be directed toward the flexibility offered by manufacture by laser, allowing for new alloys and new designs to be tried out quickly, using our CAD/CAM skills also for treatments which permit the insertion of medicines, or even the use of radioactive alloys. (AU)

Articles published in Pesquisa FAPESP Magazine about the research grant:
Ahora hecho en Brasil 
Now made in Brazil 
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