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Research Finds Gallium Nitride Is Nontoxic, Biocompatible--Holds Promise for Implants
October 24, 2011
Researchers from North Carolina State University and Purdue University have shown that the semiconductor material gallium nitride is nontoxic and is compatible with human cells--opening the door to the material's use in a variety of biomedical implant technologies.
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