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TeCK Fund Phase 3 Awarded to Dr. Prabaha Sikder

The TeCK Fund held its Selection Committee Meeting July 7 and selected a CSU-led proposal for funding. The CSU proposal submission was provided by Dr. Prabaha Sikder, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (MCE), and is titled "3D Printed Multi-functional Dental Implants for Treating Peri-implantitis." Dr. Sikder was awarded $100,000 to validate a 3D-printed, customizable dental implant with antimicrobial and bioactive features that will effectively manage peri-implantitis issues for the millions of patients needing dental implants annually.

The TeCK Fund is accepting Letters of Intent until December 30, 2022. Contact Jack Kraszewski for information regarding the TeCK Fund and technology transfer.

This article originally appeared in the monthly CSU Research Newsletter, July 2022, Volume 8 Issue 7.

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