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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Surface Induced Epithelial Differentiation Improves Percutaneous Device Longevity
Principal Investigator:

Sujeevini Jeyapalina

Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: April 2021 - March 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $255,925
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Project Summary: Percutaneous devices are often utilized in medicine and serve as a bridge between the internal and external bodily environments. Dental implants, bone-anchored hearing aids, and percutaneous osseointegrated (OI) devices for amputees are just a few examples. Although widely used, the soft tissue interface (in particularly, the epidermis) with these devices commonly fails to heal properly and disintegrates over time. It is known that immediately following percutaneous implantation...

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