Recent spectroscopic findings concerning the key molecule in Primagen confirm that it chemically bonds to collagen, the main protein phase of teeth. This finding supports the long-held clinical observation that the dark line associated with the adhesive breakdown of other products never occurs with Primagen, and that the restoration seal remains intact over the long-term functioning of composite materials bonded using Primagen.
Dr. Ivan Stangel will be presenting a paper at the annual meeting of the International Association of Dental Research in Seattle, Washington on March 21, 2013 on the collaborative work funded by the National Science Foundation on new medical technologies for the non-invasive treatment of caries. His co-authors on the paper are from NASA’s Johnson Space Center.
BioMat Sciences is the recipient of a National Science Foundation SBIR grant for the purpose of developing new methods to non-invasively treat caries.
This project is a collaboration with the Johnson Space Center, and originated as a development for new medical technologies for long-term space missions.
BioMat Sciences was selected as a recipient of 2010 Best of Bethesda Award in the Commercial Biotechnical Research category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA). The award recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category.
The book chapter on updates in clinical adhesion written by Dr. Ivan Stangel and which appeared in the July 2007 issue of Dental Clinics of North America, continues to be referenced in journal articles and a source of information for practitioners who want to understand the field of adhesion in clinical practice. The chapter focuses on developments in adhesion, right through the current generations of materials, and provides understandings and guidance as to the state of the art of bonding systems.