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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I01RX002606-01A1
Title: Engineering Prosthetic Elastomers to Mimic Facial Skin Properties
Principal Investigator:

Mark W. Beatty

Location: Omaha, NE
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: April 2018 - December 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $32,530
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$211,858
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

Many military combat injuries involve the head and neck. Often these injuries result in losses of noses, eyes, ears or jaws. These missing facial structures are no longer able to function, and they produce deformities in facial appearance. When lost facial structures cannot be corrected surgically, they are replaced by artificial prostheses. Head and face prostheses should reproduce lost structures to the finest detail, be color matched to the patient’s skin and feel like skin. Although currentl...



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