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Biomimicry of bone formation process achieved in a laboratory

By Damir Beciri
29 October 2010

making-bones-in-a-lab-nico-sommerdijkBone consists of fibers of collagen in which calcium phosphate is deposited in the form of nanocrystals. The team of dr. Nico Sommerdijk (Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry) consisting of researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and the University of Illinois was able to mimic the growth of calcium phosphate inside the collagen… »