Summaries by Inventor Smith, Lester

Collagen Matrix Possessing Locally Controllable Internal and Surface Mineral Content
Smith, Lester ; Thomopoulos, Stavros

— Background: Tissue engineered scaffold repair materials are currently modified with surface mineralization with simulated body fluids (SBF) of collagen provide a lower stiffness than desired in biosynthetic entheses and fail to replicate the naturally graded structure of the human connective tissue …

Biomimetic device for stronger repair of rotator cuff and other soft tissue-to-bone tears
Galatz, Leesa ; Genin, Guy ; Hoppe, Ethan ; Smith, Lester ; Thomopoulos, Stavros ; Yoon, Dong Hwan

— Technology Description A team of engineers led by Professor Guy Genin has developed a device to strengthen the reattachment of soft tissue to bone for use in orthopedic procedures such as rotator cuff repairs. Although tendon and ligament tears are common, the techniques used to reattach these tis…


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