Published in Blood Weekly, July 7th, 2005
According to recent research from the Netherlands, "Poor fixation of bone replacement implants, e.g. the artificial hip, in implantation sites with inferior bone quality and quantity may be overcome by the use of implants coated with a cultured living bone equivalent.
"In this study, we tested, respectively, amorphous carbonated apatite (CA)-and crystalline octacalcium phosphate (OCP)-coated discs for their use in bone tissue engineering."
"Subcultured rat bone marrow cells were seeded on the substrates and after 7 days of culture, the implants were...
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