Researchers Explore Wood As Potential Bone Substitute

Researchers Explore Wood As Potential Bone Substitute
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By heating rattan wood under intense pressure, researchers at the Istec Laboratory of Bioceramics in Faenza have been able to produce a white porous material similar to bone

Kyle Studstill
  • 13 january 2010

By heating rattan wood under intense pressure, researchers at the Istec Laboratory of Bioceramics in Faenza have been able to produce a white porous material similar to bone, potentially suitable for human use. The material is reported to be close enough to bone to allow blood, nerves and other compounds to travel through it.

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