09 Sep '12, 4pm

Biocompatible Material Much Tougher than Cartilage Developed, May be able to Replace Damaged Cartilage in Joints

Biocompatible Material Much Tougher than Cartilage Developed, May be able to Replace Damaged Cartilage in Joints

The research on the new material, its properties, and an easy way to synthesize it are described in the September 6 issue of Nature. “Conventional hydrogels are very weak and brittle — imagine a spoon breaking through jelly,” explains lead author Jeong-Yun Sun, a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). “But because they are water-based and biocompatible, people would like to use them for some very challenging applications like artificial cartilage or spinal disks. For a gel to work in those settings, it has to be able to stretch and expand under compression and tension without breaking.”

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/09/09/biocompatible-materia...

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