EMSL Receives FLC Award
A water-based thin-film calcium-phosphate technology developed by researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and the William R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) received a Federal Laboratory Consortium 2006 Excellence in Technology Transfer Award. The technology, “Bioactive Thin-Film Coatings for Surgical Implants,” will enhance bone bonding and reduce the body’s chance for post-surgical infection and implant rejection. The technology was licensed in 2004 to Bacterin, a biomaterials research, commercialization, and development company in Belgrade, Montana. The award was presented to Allison Campbell, EMSL Director, who was the principal investigator on this project and instrumental in the licensing and transfer of this technology to the private sector.