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aap Receives Funding for Antibacterial Silver Coating Technology


aap Implantate was granted federal funding in Germany to support human clinical study of silver coating technology that is intended to inhibit bacterial colonization on the surface of implants.

An initial grant of €0.7MM (~US $0.8MM) will address expenses for study concept and qualification. 

aap markets trauma products (e.g., LOQTEQ® anatomical plates, cannulated screws, standard plates and screws), and its pipeline includes the coating technology and magnesium-based products.

Source: aap Implantate AB

After last year's Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, Carolyn LaWell interviewed Michael D. McKee, M.D., Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and Program Chair of the Annual Meeting. Dr. McKee outlined four areas of opportunity identified at the meeting: periprosthetic fractures, infection prevention, early weight-bearing recommendations and percutaneous pelvic fractures. Read "OTA Recap: Trauma Surgeon Identifies Areas for Device Improvement" in ORTHOKNOW®, November 2017.