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May 14th, 2007
Back to the Future
There's a product currently under review by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration that could make mending bone fractures as easy as applying a Band-Aid to a cut finger. Called Kryptonite Bone Cement and developed by University of New Haven alumnus Richard Deslauriers, MD, it consists of an injected fluid that works like an adhesive to repair damaged bones.
It is one of several scientific innovations and technological trends area experts say will be commonplace in the near future.
"He [Deslauriers] put his mechanical-engineering background to the best use," says John Sarris, chair and professor of mechanical, civil and environmental engineering at UNH, one of several academicians and practitioners weighing in on the subject.
"Nanotechnology is a big topic," says Sarris. "The expectation is that it will be pervasive in our lives, especially regarding the medical field."
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