North Kingstown firm targeting implant infections

MATERIAL WORLD: John D. Jarrell, president of Materials Science Associates and founder of BioIntraface Inc., pictured above standing, speaks to associates about one of the company’s products, a coated screw that promotes faster healing in bone-fracture repair. / PBN PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO
MATERIAL WORLD: John D. Jarrell, president of Materials Science Associates and founder of BioIntraface Inc., pictured above standing, speaks to associates about one of the company’s products, a coated screw that promotes faster healing in bone-fracture repair. / PBN PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO
When dirt collects in a motorcyclist’s open fracture after an accident, bacteria may adhere to any implant, like stainless steel staples, that the surgeon inserts, and removing that bacteria can be traumatic and costly to the patient, says Dioscaris R. Garcia, a pharmacologist and microbiologist at Materials Science Associates LLC in North Kingstown. That’s where…

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