Implant Sciences wins US grant for new coating:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Implant Sciences has received a $100,000 grant to develop and test a new ceramic coating for reducing wear in orthopaedic joint replacement implants. The grant from the US National Institutes of Health will be used to develop the company's proprietary chemical vapour deposition process for coating cobalt-chrome components, traditionally used in the implants, with mixtures of ceramics to produce a well-adhered, lubricious surface. Clinical trials have shown that a ceramic-bearing surface produces less wear than cobalt-chrome components, said the Wakefield, Massachusetts-based company.