Article - 6 May 2003
Orthovita have received US FDA approval to run a second clinical trial involving their bone filler Cortoss which is designed for use in vertebral compression fractures. The materials is described as...
Article - 24 Feb 2003
Ceramic foams can be processed using a novel route based on the gel casting process. Using such a technique, cell size, porosity and density can be controlled. Applications of ceramic foams include...
Article - 23 Oct 2002
The development of a hydroxyapatite-polyethylene composite has heralded a new generation of biomaterials. Tailoring the composition has given the composite mechanical properties similar to human bone...
Article - 12 Jul 2002
Synthetic hydroxyapatite is used for bone grafts, bone fillers and bioceramic coatings. The methods used to produce hydroxyapatite are outlined. Processes examined include wet chemical processes and...
Article - 14 May 2002
The densities of a variety of biomaterials are compared to those of teeth, bone and other related materials. Biomaterials covered include orthopaedic, dental and vascular materials.
Article - 31 Jul 2001
Diamond-like coatings are carbon films with high hardness, high resistivity and dielectric and optical properties. Deposition by plasma CVD, ion beam and closed field unbalanced magnetron sputter ion...
Article - 31 May 2001
Novel ceramic processing routes such as sol-gel production of aluminosilicates, core-shell zirconia, single crystal fibre processing and combustion synthesis are examined. The addition of fine powders...
Article - 3 Apr 2001
Parylenes (or parxylylenes)are a family of polymers that can be used as a protective coating. They can be used for protection of artefacts as well as in the electronics and medical industries.
Article - 23 Feb 2001
Hydroxyapatite is a calcium phosphate ceramic that is used as a biomaterial. It one of few materials that elicit an active response in the body and bonds directly to bone. It is also the mineral...
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