Biomaterial
A biomaterial is any matter, surface, or construct that interacts with biological systems. As a science, biomaterials is about fifty years old. The study of biomaterials is called biomaterials scienc...
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Completely New Kind Of Polymer Could Lead To Artificial Muscles, Self-Repairing Materials
Hybrid polymers could lead to new concepts in self-repairing materials, drug delivery and artificial muscles. Imagine a polymer with removable parts that can deliver something to the environment and t...
Metallic Gels Produce Tunable Light Emission
Researchers at MIT have developed a family of materials that can emit light of precisely controlled colors — even pure white light — and whose output can be tuned to respond to a wide variety of exter...
New “Tissue Velcro” Could Help Repair Damaged Hearts
Engineers at the University of Toronto have created a biocompatible scaffold that allows sheets of beating heart cells to snap together just like Velcro™. Growing heart muscle cells in the lab is noth...
Sprayable Foam That Slows Bleeding Could Save Lives
Traumatic injuries, whether from serious car accidents, street violence or military combat, can lead to significant blood loss and death. But using a material derived from crustacean shells, scientist...
Biomaterial
The research at the GKSS Centre of Biomaterial Development in Teltow is focussed on the development of innovative, polymer-based biomaterials for medical app...
Titanium
NEWER AND IMPROVED TITANIUM VIDEO AT http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpFTQYynrc4 Titanium is element number 22. Videos about all the elements at http://www.pe...
Algaenan
Algaenan is the resistant biopolymer in the cell walls of unrelated groups of green algae, and facilitates their preservation in the fossil record.
Bioactive glass
Bioactive glasses are a group of surface reactive glass-ceramic biomaterials and include the original bioactive glass, Bioglass. The biocompatibility of these glasses has led them to be investigated e...
Biocompatibility
Biocompatibility is related to the behavior of biomaterials in various contexts. The term refers to the ability of a material to perform with an appropriate host response in a specific situation. The...
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Biocompatible material
In surgery, a biocompatible material (sometimes shortened to biomaterial) is a synthetic or natural material used to replace part of a living system or to function in intimate contact with living tiss...
Bioglass
Bioglass is a commercially available family of bioactive glasses, composed of SiO2, Na2O, CaO and P2O5 in specific proportions. The proportions differ from the traditional soda-lime glasses in low amo...
Biopolymer
Biopolymers are polymers produced by living organisms; in other words, they are polymeric biomolecules. Since they are polymers, biopolymers contain monomeric units that are covalently bonded to form ...
Bone cement
Bone cements have been used very successfully to anchor artificial joints (hip joints, knee joints, shoulder and elbow joints) for more than half a century. Artificial joints (referred to as prosthese...
Hydroxylapatite
Hydroxylapatite, also called hydroxyapatite (HA), is a naturally occurring mineral form of calcium apatite with the formula Ca5(PO4)3(OH), but is usually written Ca10(PO4)6(OH)2 to denote that the cry...
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Medical grade silicone
Medical grade silicones are silicones tested for biocompatibility and are appropriate to be used for medical applications. In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates mater...
Titanium
Titanium is a chemical element with symbol Ti and atomic number 22. It is a lustrous transition metal with a silver color, low density and high strength. It is highly resistant to corrosion in sea wat...
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New “Tissue Velcro” Could Help Repair Damaged Hearts
Engineers at the University of Toronto have created a biocompatible scaffold that allows sheets of beating heart cells to snap together just like Velcro™. Growing heart muscle cells in the lab is noth...
Sprayable Foam That Slows Bleeding Could Save Lives
Traumatic injuries, whether from serious car accidents, street violence or military combat, can lead to significant blood loss and death. But using a material derived from crustacean shells, scientist...
Surface modification of biomaterials with proteins
Biomaterials are materials that are used in contact with biological systems. Biocompatibility and applicability of surface modification with current uses of metallic, polymeric and ceramic biomaterial...
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Cell encapsulation
Cell microencapsulation technology involves immobilization of the cells within a polymeric semi-permeable membrane that permits the bidirectional diffusion of molecules such as the influx of oxygen, n...
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Isotopes of titanium
Naturally occurring titanium (Ti) is composed of 5 stable isotopes; Ti, Ti, Ti, Ti and Ti with Ti being the most abundant (73.8% natural abundance). Twenty-one radioisotopes have been characterized, w...
Bioabsorbable metallic glass
Bioresorbable (or bioabsorbable) metallic glass is a type of amorphous metal, which is based on the Mg-Zn-Ca ternary system. Containing only elements which already exist inside the human body, namely ...
Minusheet Perfusion Culture System
Minusheet perfusion culture system is used for advanced cell culture experiments in combination with adherent cells and to generate specialized tissues in combination with selected biomaterials, speci...
Minusheet Perfusion Culture System - Wikipedia
Mollusc shell
The mollusc (or mollusk) shell is typically a calcareous exoskeleton which encloses, supports and protects the soft parts of an animal in the phylum Mollusca, which includes snails, clams, tusk shell...
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Poly(methyl methacrylate)
Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) is a transparent thermoplastic often used as a lightweight or shatter-resistant alternative to soda-lime glass.Although not a type of familiar silica-based glass, the ...
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Vitallium
Vitallium is a trademark for an alloy of 65% cobalt, 30% chromium, 5% molybdenum, and other substances. The alloy is used in dentistry and artificial joints, because of its resistance to corrosion. ...
Hyalobarrier
Hyalobarrier is a substance to keep tissue apart post surgery and therefore prevent adhesions. It contains autocross-linked hyaluronan. Highly viscous due to condensation. Hyaluronan is present in car...