Osteotech previously obtained a license from Carnegie Mellon University for the biodegradable polyurethane that is to be used in this program. This biodegradable polyurethane, in combination with Osteotech's Plexur(R) Technology, has been licensed to Vanderbilt University for research purposes. The collaborative research efforts are directed in part, towards developing a biocomposite that has unique characteristics, including high compressive, torsional or bending strength. Osteotech has the rights to any product developed within its current Plexur(R) intellectual property estate and a non-exclusive right to any technology improvements.
The Plexur(R) Technology uses bone tissue for procedure-specific surgical applications in combination with a wide variety of polymers. On a world-wide basis, Osteotech controls over 33 patents and over 65 pending patent applications covering this technology for human and xenograft bone tissue. For more information about the Plexur(R) Technology or Osteotech's Plexur P(TM) or Plexur M(TM) Biocomposites, please go to the Osteotech website at http://www.osteotech.com.
The New Jersey Center for Biomaterials is an academic research center at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The center links research universities nationwide with industry and government to develop advanced materials for tissue repair and replacement, and drug delivery systems. Technology invented at the center is currently being licensed by three companies for the development of cardiovascular, ophthalmic and surgical implants. For further information regarding the New Jersey Center for Biomaterials, please visit http://www.njbiomaterials.com.
Osteotech, Inc., headquartered in Eatontown, New Jersey, is a global
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