Titanic Nanowires Embedded Into a Macro Titanium Plate


Technology # 07-12


A Novel Embedded Nanowire Plate System/technology


Researchers have developed a simple method of fabricating a tough coating of titanate nanowire bioscaffolds on a solid titanium substrate. As titanium is a biocompatible material, the new titanate nanowire surface opens the possibility of medical applications. The bottom of the nanowires are embedded into a macro-scale titanium plate, and then grow together at their top ends to produce a bioscaffold with interconnected macropores of 2-10 micrometers. The mesh mimics the natural extracellular matrix and exhibits good cellular compatibility, mechanical toughness, and structural robustness. The porous coating has potential for developing new tissue regeneration, drug delivery, and photocatalysis nanotechnologies.



* Stenting with on-site drug release for anti-restenosis

* Providing a bio-compatible mechanical support and matrix for the growth of new bone cells

* A dental material with on-site drug release and improved implantation for dental replacements

* Airplane external coating to reflect/adsorb electromagnetic waves

* Ship coating to release chemicals for anti-fouling

* High-temp heterogeneous catalysis (e.g. oil cracking)



* Simple

* Economic/Cost Effective

* Scalable

* Environmentally benign



To see and read the issued patent, click the following link http://vpred.uark.edu/documents/techventures/tech_docs/us8318297.pdf

To a published paper about the invention, click the following link http://vpred.uark.edu/documents/techventures/tech_docs/cm070845a.pdf



This invention is available for license.

For interested parties seeking further information, feel free to contact:


Mark Allen Lanoue

Technology Manager / Tech Ventures

University of Arkansas

(479) 575-7243






Patent Information:
App Type Country Serial No. Patent No. File Date Issued Date Expire Date
Non-Provisional United States 12/146,139 8,318,297 6/25/2008 11/27/2012  
For Information, Contact:
Mark Lanoue
Technology Manager
University of Arkansas
Z. Ryan Tian
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