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Researchers Coat Spinal Polymer Implants With Bioactive Film to Improve Bonding With Bone

February 18, 2013

YSZ coating after heat treatment Researchers from North Carolina State University have for the first time, successfully coated polymer implants with a bioactive film. The discovery should improve the success rate of such implants--which are often used in spinal surgeries. Full Story

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