Laser Engineered Net Shaping

Scientists at Utah State University have developed a manufacturing method for producing an implant and are seeking to license this technology to interested parties. The implant is made from traditional or novel implant metals with layers of material having differing densities and structures. The new USU method is satisfying the market need of more reliable and effective medical implants, providing a surface material deposition process that allows for a gradient of materials with varying selective properties to be deposited on the bulk implant material, which will improve the wear, bonding and bone in-growth characteristics. Utah State University . 

  • Provides a method for constructing a medical implant, depositing a hard wear resistant surface onto a porous or non-porous base material
  • Enhances biocompatibility and bonding properties
  • Promotes bone in-growth and strong fusion with patient's bone
  • Provides device longevity when applied to bearing surfaces such as artificial joint bearing surface or a dental implant bearing surface

  • Orthopedic implants
  • Dental implants

Patent Information:
Category(s):
Biotech Mechanical Engineering
For Information, Contact:
Joe Christison
Intellectual Property Manager
Utah State University
435-797-9614
joe.christison@usu.edu
Inventors:
Brent Stucker
Keywords:
Biotechnology Laser Medical