Nanotech coating seen as better way to bond artificial joints, natural tissue

09/30/2013 | Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), The

A material consisting of thousands of super-thin titanium wires is envisioned as a nanotech coating for artificial joints that could help bone and other tissue adhere better to artificial surfaces. "Our hope is that this surface treatment will become a simple-to-implement modification to titanium implants to help them form a stronger interface with surrounding bone tissue," said Derek Hansford, a biomedical engineer and co-author of a paper on the new titanium nano-carpet developed at Ohio State University.

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