31 Jul '19
Scientists at the Moscow Lomonosov State University’s Department of Chemistry have developed ceramic matrices, a combination of calcium phosphates and alkali metals, for bone tissue regeneration.
These are macroporous frames that contain 3D printed components with a resolution of up to 50µm. The researchers have also tested the methods of creating such matrices.
The team studied the new material’s biocompatibility with human fibroblast cell culture and has shown that the matrices are not cytotoxic (not harmful to cells). Full-fledged preclinical trials are currently under way to see how the matrices work when implanted into bone defects of a number of small lab animals.