Biocompatible ultrananocrystalline diamond coatings for implantable medical devices

Authors
Auciello, Orlando; Gurman, Pablo; Guglielmotti, Maria Beatriz; Olmedo, Daniel Gustavo; Berra, Alejandro; Saravia, Mario Joaquin
Publication Year
2014
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
A novel multifunctional and biocompatible ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCD) film technology developed recently represents a new material with a unique combination of functionalities, including biocompatibility, to enable a new generation of implantable medical devices and scaffolds for tissue engineering. Following a description of the synthesis and properties of UNCD films and a comparison with other diamond film technologies, this article focuses on descriptions of key UNCD-based medical devices to treat specific medical conditions requiring effective therapies: (1) A UNCD-coated microchip (artificial retina) implantable inside the eye on the retina to restore partial vision to people blinded by retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration produced by genetically induced degeneration of the retina photoreceptors. (2) A UNCD-coated intraocular device for treatment of glaucoma in the eye. (3) UNCD-coated metal dental implants with potential order of magnitude longer life and superior performance than current implants.
Fil: Auciello, Orlando. University of Texas; Estados Unidos
Fil: Gurman, Pablo. University of Texas; Estados Unidos. Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Estados Unidos
Fil: Guglielmotti, Maria Beatriz. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Odontología. Cátedra de Anatomía Patológica; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Oficina de Coordinación Administrativa Houssay; Argentina
Fil: Olmedo, Daniel Gustavo. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Odontología. Cátedra de Anatomía Patológica; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Oficina de Coordinación Administrativa Houssay; Argentina
Fil: Berra, Alejandro. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Medicina; Argentina
Fil: Saravia, Mario Joaquin. Hospital Universitario Austral. Departamento de Oftalmología; Argentina
Subject
BIOMATERIAL
DIAMOND
BIOMEDICAL DEVICES
Otras Biotecnologías de la Salud
Biotecnología de la Salud
CIENCIAS MÉDICAS Y DE LA SALUD
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/30534