Accession Number:

ADA624599

Title:

Center for Advanced Bioengineering for Soldier Survivability

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 23 May 2011-22 May 2012

Corporate Author:

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH CORP ATLANTA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

Our goal 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 will work 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE