Investigating a dispersive process of nanocellulose reinforced silk protein bone screws to increase its strength

Bone fracture is usually fixed with metal made plates and rods to secure the bone. After the bone heals the plates and rods are usually required to be taken out. The propose of this research is to find a way to create a biomaterial that is strong enough to hold the bones, and can dissolve after the bone is healed, or to convert to another material that will have no effect on normal body function. The partner organization thus partnered with Prof. Sain at university of Toronto to find ways of disperse and create the desired material.

Faculty Supervisor:

Mohini Sain


Yinan Liu


Osteoway Inc


Engineering - mechanical




University of Toronto


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