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MATERIAL WITH A REPETITIVE PATTERN OF MICRO-FEATURES FOR APPLICATION IN A LIVING ORGANISM AND METHOD OF FABRICATION

United States Patent Application

20110183292
A1
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An assembly configured for implantation in a living organism is provided. In some embodiments, the material includes a mechanical surface that has long range ordered micro-features. A repetitive pattern of hierarchical micro-features is incorporated in some embodiments, and in some embodiments the micro-features are composite in nature, and may include nano-structures. In one embodiment an assembly has a first article has a mechanical surface configured to be disposed in contact with a material that is not live biological tissue and a second article comprising a bio-interfacial surface configured to be disposed in contact with live biological tissue. Some embodiments include a screw or a post.
Daniel, Claus (Knoxville, TN), Dahotre, Narendra B. (Knoxville, TN)
13/ 075,976
March 30, 2011
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.