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August 23, 2010

Researchers Develop Protein Coating That Improves Implant Adhesion

Researchers from Georgia Tech Institute of Technology in the US have developed a coating that can strengthen the bond between titanium joint replacement implants and a patient's bone. The coating was developed from an engineered protein that mimics fibronectin, the body's natural cell-ad

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Researchers from Georgia Tech Institute of Technology in the US have developed a coating that can strengthen the bond between titanium joint replacement implants and a patient’s bone.

The coating was developed from an engineered protein that mimics fibronectin, the body’s natural cell-adhesion material.

Researchers found that implants coated with clusters of engineered fixed twice as securely to the bone as a bare titanium implant.

The researchers also found that implants coated with multi-tethered clusters of the protein had greater contact with the bone than single-tethered clusters or uncoated implants.

In a study, which involved drilling a hole into the rat’s tibia and inserting the implant, the researchers observed that the protein coating improved the mechanical fixation and enhanced the pullout strength of the implant.

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