NSF Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials

The center's objective is to transform current medical and surgical treatments by creating the technology for "smart" implants to improve treatment of orthopedic, craniofacial and cardiovascular conditions. It also will create a vibrant, diverse workforce well-prepared for the multidisciplinary and global challenges of biomedical engineering.

The ERC's technology will be used in biocompatible and biodegradable implants for reconstruction and regeneration. These implants could include such devices as screws, wires, and plates with the capability for controlled degradation and emission from the body when they've served their purpose. A device now in testing is a cage to immobilize vertebrae after spinal fusion operations.

The center is funded by the National Science Foundation. The original five-year award ran through 2013 and has been extended through Year 8. 

North Carolina A&T is the ERC’s lead institution. Partners include the University of Pittsburgh, University of Cincinnati, and Hannover Medical School.


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Educational outreach is an essential aspect of the Center's mission. Our outreach partners include California State University Los Angeles; Edmonds Community College, Edmonds, Washington; Guilford Technical Community College, Guilford County, North Carolina; and the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India.


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