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Gallium nitride shows promise for biomedical implants

By Eileen De Guire / November 14, 2011

Scanning electron microscope image of cell growth on gallium nitride that has been coated with peptides. Credit: Albena Ivanisevic, North Carolina State University. We live in good times, medically speaking. Creaky, painful knees and hips can be replaced. Arteries can be held open with stents. A variety of implants hold us together, stabilize our heartbeats,…

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Customized silver–hydroxyapatite coatings proposed to fight bio-implants infections

By / February 10, 2010

A team of North Carolina State University and Oak Ridge National Lab researchers have published a new paper that reports on the possibility of using hydroxyapatite layers seeded with silver particles – customized for each patient – as a coating on joint and bone replacements to help ward off infection. The interesting idea the group…

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