Wichita Scientists Hope To Invent Medical Implants

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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A group of Wichita scientists are seeking funding to research ways to improve orthopedic medicine to help injured veterans.

A team of scientists led by Paul Wooley got a $20 million state
grant last month to create new medical implants.

Wooley, of Via Christi Health System, wants to use new
aircraft-industry composite materials to invent lightweight and
high-tech hospital equipment and a new generation of medical human
implants.

He's also seeking a $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of
Veterans Affairs.

Wooley says the VA will be a good partner for his research. He
hopes to invent a new generation of composite battlefield splints
to stabilize battlefield injuries.


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