From The Business Journal
December 9, 2011

N.C. A&T State University will use a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a new magnesium alloy material that may be used to make spinal implants easier and less painful in the future.

Two North Carolina companies — OrthoKinetic Technologies of Southport and Southeast TechInventures of Research Triangle Park — will work with the Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials, which was established by a separate five-year, $18.5 million grant from the NSF in 2008. The latest award is in the form of a Phase 1 Small Business Innovation Research, or SBIR, grant.

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