Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health


December 1, 2014

Engineers Develop New Technique for Bone Repair

A research team including NIBIB-funded chemical engineers have developed a new implantable tissue scaffold polymer capable of releasing bone growth factors for several weeks. When applied to bone injuries or defects, the new polymer helps the body quickly form new bone that looks and acts just like the original. The technology offers an improvement over the current practice of transplanting bone from another part of the patient's body. Read more in Boston Magazine.

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Tissue Engineering/Regenerative Medicine