New artificial bone like material

Source: Technology Review 2010, December 13

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Date of publication: 13 December 2010

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: A nanomaterial that quickly solidifies at body temperature into a bone-like substance has been developed by scientists working at Brown University, USA.  The University has announced a deal with a medical device maker to further develop the material and launch trials in animals.  Other materials with the same purpose are being developed, including at Nottingham University.  If any of these succeed in developing a material that can replace entirely the metal plates currently being used in replacement surgery, it would transform the field.  The American material hopes to be available sometime in 2013

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Acknowledgement: Technology Review published by MIT

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