ERC-RMB Public Releases
June 10, 2015
Dr. Jag Sankar, University Distinguished Professor and Director of the NSF ERC-RMB, was recently recognized by the Governor of North Carolina with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. The award is among the most prestigious civilian awards presented by the Governor to individuals who have a proven record of extraordinary service to the state. Notable recipients of this award in the past include Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, William Friday, Charles Kuralt and Andy Griffith.
July 13, 2015
NSF Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials is developing biodegradable metals for surgical implants
We all know that injuries happen and doctors sometimes have to use metal screws or plates to support broken bones while the bones heal. What if that implanted metal just disintegrated on its own after the injury heals?
A team at the NSF Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is working to transform current medical and surgical treatments by creating "smart" implants. The major goal is to revolutionize metallic biomaterials to improve treatments for orthopedic, craniofacial, neural and cardiovascular ailments.
The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Engineering Research Centers are interdisciplinary, multi-institutional centers that join academia, industry and government in partnership to produce transformational engineered systems, along with engineering graduates who are highly skilled at innovation and primed for leadership in the global economy.
The research in this episode was supported by NSF award #0812348, NSF Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials.
Link to Science Nation video: http://news.science360.gov/archives/20150713
September 6, 2015
Research efforts within Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials (ERC RMB) continue to mature and evolve, emphasizing: 1) synergy of research efforts across ERC RMB institutions and engineered systems (ESs) driven by the research strategic plan; 2) excellence in education; and 3) dynamic outreach activities that highlight the quality and diversity of the ERC RMB.
June 5, 2015
Dr. Yeoheung Yun, Dr. Aaron Barchowsky and Dr. Sergey Yarmolenko and Frank Witte, are serving as the ERC-RMB representatives to the AC 87 process, led by Dr Byron Hayes at ASTM and W.L.Gore & Associates. The ERC members are lending their expertise to a to the standards development process in the areas of materials and surface characterization, degradation/corrosion and toxicity/biocompatibility testing with the goal of identifying gaps in the current testing protocols testing standards and developing standards for adoption by ASTM and ISO that more appropriately reflect the unique characteristics of absorbable metals.
San Jose, CA – October 23, 2013
San Jose, CA – October 23, 2013 – InCube Labs, a life sciences research lab focused on developing and commercializing medical breakthroughs, InCube Labs –announced today that it has entered into an agreement with the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T) led Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials (ERC-RMB).
The ERC-RMB is funded by the National Science Foundation and headed by N.C. A&T in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), the University of Cincinnati, and Hannover Medical School in Germany. Its mission is to develop and commercialize novel bioresorbable metal alloys that have potential applications in implantable medical devices. As part of this collaboration, InCube Labs has entered into an agreement to evaluate potential clinical utility of the novel biomaterials being developed at the ERC-RMB.