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Our low cost extremely biocompatible / body fluids corrosion-resistant Ultrananocrystalline Diamond (UNCD) coatings enable a new generation of external and implantable medical devices and prostheses with lifetime years of superior performance over current shorter life, corrosive, human body unfriendly materials –UNCD-coated medical devices and implants provide new superior patients’ way and quality of life.
Dental implants covered with UNCD last longer without rejection from the patient.
Titanium and other metals are corroded rapidly due to chemical attack by oral or body fluids resulting in early failure and short surgical replacement cycles. UNCD protects the implants from corrosion since the diamond nature of the coatings is impervious to chemical attack from a strong corrosive medium.
Prosthetics covered with UNCD decrease friction and corrosion.
Metals have a relatively high friction coefficient, which is problematic for articulating implants such as hip and knee joints. Not only is motion inhibited by friction, but also leads to wear that can introduce harmful particulates into living tissues. Moreover, chemical attack by oral or body fluids produces degradation of the materials. UNCD coatings exhibit the lowest friction coefficient of any known material and experiences virtually no wear in biomedical applications.
UNCD templates to grow nano-sensors.
Implanted materials tend to be hydrophilic, attract cells and soon become clogged in certain applications including hear glaucoma valves and stents. This results in frequent surgeries to replace implants. UNCD coating is extremely hydrophobic and resist liquid mediated surface adsorption of biomolecules.
Novel UNCD-coated electrodes with ≥ 10x times longer life and safer.
Chemical corrosion of electrodes induced by Lithium chemical attack of the electrode metals decreases battery capacity over time. UNCD coated electrodes offer an insulating barrier to prevent chemical attack from Lithium and promote extended battery life.
Founded by Dr. Orlando Auciello in 2013, Original Biomedical Implants is one of the most innovative companies in the world.
OBI has offices in the USA and Mexico
Orlando Auciello, PhD
Orlando Auciello’s ambitious and accomplished career began even before 1976 when he achieved his Ph.D. from the University of Cuyo in his native country of Argentina. Through innumerable research publications, books, citations, patents, awards and speaking engagements across a global stage, Auciello has since established and proven himself as an authoritative expert within interdisciplinary fields of applied science and technology.
Currently serving as Distinguished Endowed Chair Professor at the University of Texas, Dallas, Auciello directs innovative research on multicomponent and multifunctional nanomaterials for biomedical applications. Among the most notable areas of his expertise is the patented development of a novel ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCD) film. The high tribological and industrial performances of UNCD led to its commercialization through the formation of profitable companies founded by Auciello and colleagues.
Elida de Obaldia, PhD
Elida facilitates partnerships by developing business plans including goals, timelines and performance measurements. She is also an accomplished fundraiser. Elida is currently working to develop new processes in the field of material science, specifically on the development and applications of ultra-nano-crystalline diamond for mechanical, electrical and biotechnology applications. She also ensures growth and characterization, as well as the building of new device prototypes.
Jesus Alcantar-Peña, PhD
Jesus has been leading and developing technology base on diamond thin films. He has been directly responsible for the development of many vapor phase thin-film (HFCVD and MPCVD) applications in the areas of electronic and bio-medical. He is pursuing his scientific and engineering pathway in the field of Electrical Engineering and Materials Science, focused on development and fabrication of electronic devices, particularly on diamond-based devices. Jesus has been involved in understanding the fundamental materials science issues related to the electrical properties of polycrystalline diamond thin films, by developing process to tune the electrical properties of the polycrystalline diamond films to subsequently optimize the materials integration, device design and fabrications strategies to improve the diamond-based devices performance.