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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: 3D Printing bone graft containing controlled-release growth factors and cytokines
Principal Investigator:

Clark T. Barco

Location: Indianapolis, IN
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: December 2020 - November 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $83,333
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Objectives As a promising alternative to the traditional surgical repair of large maxillary and mandibular defects with allograft and autologous bone, we propose non-vital, 3D printed bone grafts that rely on the endogenous cells of the recipient patient. Commonly used for osseous defects, allograft has a limited capacity for in vivo colonization with bone cells, especially for large osseous defects. This study proposes to develop and test in vitro osteoinductive porous grafts, pre-designed to f...

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