May 10, 2018
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Biomedical Engineering awarded $2M NIH grant

UNT Biomedical Engineering receives NIH grant

The University of North Texas College of Engineering received a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a biodegradable medical stent.

“Unlike traditional medical stents, our bioresorbable stents are not permanent. They are engineered to disappear after the area around the stent has healed and regenerated,” said Don Zhu, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. “Our stents will be made of a new zinc-based biomaterial that provides strength, biocompatibility and full-biodegradability that matches the body’s natural healing process and pace.” Read more.

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