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Implant research

Implant structures in combination with growth factors

With advancing age of recipients of artificial joints, the need for biologically optimised implant materials increases, as healing and regeneration of the bone decreases considerably with old age and therefore the implant itself should offer support for the healing process.

The identification of specific bone growth factors means that these factors are now also available as molecular-biologically produced preparations. So far, however, there is little experience in the use of these preparations.
Therefore we carry out exemplary research on aged and osteoporotic animals as to how these bone growth factors can improve the healing process. For example, in a series of tests we were able to prove that the factors BMP-2 and GDF-5 on model implants considerably improve bone healing on aged sheep.
Sachse A, et al. "Osteo-integration of hydroxyapatite-titanium implants coated with non-glycosylated recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) in aged sheep". Bone (in press).

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Implant without bone growth factor

Implant without bone growth factor

Implant with bone growth factor

Implant with bone growth factor