Paper Title:
Nanotechnology: Better Materials for All Implants
  Abstract

Nanotechnology is being used to mimic structural components of our tissues in synthetic materials intended for various implant applications. Recent studies have highlighted that when compared to flat or micron rough surfaces, surfaces with nanofeatures promote optimal initial protein interactions necessary to mediate cell adhesion and subsequent tissue regrowth. This has been demonstrated for a wide range of implant chemistries (from ceramics to metals to polymers) and for a wide range of tissues (including bone, vascular, cartilage, bladder, and the central and peripheral nervous system). Importantly, these results have been seen at the in vitro and in vivo level. This short review paper will cover some of the more significant advancements in creating better implants through nanotechnology efforts.

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Periodical
Materials Science Forum (Volumes 539-543)
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Edited by
T. Chandra, K. Tsuzaki, M. Militzer , C. Ravindran
Pages
511-516
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.539-543.511
Citation
T. J. Webster, "Nanotechnology: Better Materials for All Implants", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 539-543, pp. 511-516, 2007
Online since
March 2007
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