Clemson researchers have engineered a mechanically-stable antibiotic coating that withstands insertion to disperse a consistent antibiotic dosage throughout the lifespan of the implant.
Inventor: Dr. Alexey Vertegel & Dr. Christopher Gross
Clemson University researchers have developed “smart” orthopedic screws that incorporate x-ray excitable materials so detection through tissue is possible. This approach enables noninvasive monitoring and detection of implant strain so preventative measures can be taken to limit patient stress.
Inventor: Jeffrey Anker, Jonathan Heath, Dakota Anderson, Melissa Rogalski
Fiber and Films
Clemson University researchers have developed a computational fabrication system that allows for the customization of material properties of fabrics at a larger scale. By utilizing a novel path planning algorithm, the system creates a stitch design that, when added to the fabric, changes the stiffness of the material based on the design needs.
Inventor: Dr. Victor Zordan