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Bioactive composites for bone tissue engineering

By K.E. Tanner


One of the major challenges of bone tissue engineering is the production of a suitable scaffold material. In this review the current composite materials options available are considered covering both the methods of both production and assessing the scaffolds. A range of production routes have been investigated ranging from the use of porogens to produce the porosity through to controlled deposition methods. The testing regimes have included mechanical testing of the materials produced through to in vivo testing of the scaffolds. While the ideal scaffold material has not yet been produced, progress is being made

Publisher: Professional Engineering Publishing
Year: 2010
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.gla.ac.uk:49156
Provided by: Enlighten

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