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Nanomodified Surfaces Seal Leg Implants Against Infection


March 22, 2011

nanotubular surfaces Researchers at Brown University have created nanoscale surfaces for implanted materials that mimic the contours of natural skin. The surfaces attract skin cells that, over time, are shown to build a natural seal against bacterial invasion. The group also created a molecular chain that allows an implant surface to be covered with skin cell-growing proteins, further accelerating skin growth. Results are published in the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research A. Full Story

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