Accession Number : ADA624301


Title :   Center for Advanced Bioengineering for Soldier Survivability


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 23 May 2012-22 May 2013


Corporate Author : GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH CORP ATLANTA


Personal Author(s) : Guldberg, Robert E ; Boyan, Barbara D ; Barker, Thomas ; Bellamkonda, Ravi ; McDevitt, Todd


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a624301.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 74


Abstract : The goal of this research effort and center is to use advanced bioengineering to develop technologies that will facilitate the transfer of research in musculoskeletal biology and regenerative medicine to patient care. While much is known about the basic biology of cells in the musculoskeletal system, efforts to convert this information to useful products have been limited. This is in part because the technology development teams have failed to include clinicians and engineers collaborating to ensure that the outcomes have clinical utility and the devices can be fabricated and delivered appropriately for medical applications. In addition industry involvement has typically occurred late in the technology development cycle, often requiring re-engineering before inventions can be incorporated into existing products. To avoid these pitfalls, investigators in the Center for Advanced Bioengineering for Solider Survivability have worked in teams that include a clinician with experience in military medicine bioengineers, and bioscientists with experience working closely with industry, and wherever possible, an industry partner committed to rapid transfer of the novel technologies. Our over-arching hypothesis is that if technology is developed in this manner, it will move quickly to commercialization in a form that has clinical usefulness.


Descriptors :   *BIOENGINEERING , *MILITARY MEDICINE , *MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM , *REGENERATION(PHYSIOLOGY) , *RESEARCH FACILITIES , BONES , MEDICAL RESEARCH , MILITARY PERSONNEL , MODELS , STEM CELLS , SURVIVABILITY , TRAUMA


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE