Integration of Implantable Medical Devices

This program supports the design, development, evaluation and validation of medical devices and implants, vis-à-vis their interface to the host. This includes: exploratory research on modifications (especially of the implant surface) that increase device integration; development of tools for assessing host-implant interactions; development of predictive models and methods to assess the useful life of devices; and explant analysis.

NIBIB is establishing this new program area. A list of funded projects will be updated soon.