The BONE Lab (Biomaterials for Osseointegration and Novel Engineering) is part of the Bioengineering Department at The University of Texas at Dallas. The mission of our lab is to foster interdisciplinary biomaterials research for translational applications in orthopedics and dentistry. We seek to develop novel biomaterials for use with implantable devices and bone-contacting interfaces to address current problems related to in vivo implant performance and interaction biomaterial-implant-body.

Orthopedic and dental implants are intended to provide long-term restoration of function and pain relief. Despite high clinical success achieved with these devices, factors related to implant design, materials selection, and a younger and more active population has led to a significant number of complications and failures. Clinical performance has driven optimization of materials and techniques for in vivo use. Understanding of the interactions biomaterial-implant-body is essential for advancement of new materials and technologies to improve clinical performance.