Published in Blood Weekly, July 6th, 2006
"The first event occurring at the boundary between a metal implant and living tissue is the attachment of cells onto the metal surface of the implant. The attachment characteristics of the metal in this situation are critical in determining its biocompatibility and usefulness as artificial bone and tooth implants," scientists in Japan report.
According to C.Y. Li and colleagues at Ehime University, School of Medicine, "Using the human osteosarcoma cell line Saos-2, we attempted to establish simple and reliable methods for evaluating the attachment of...
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