Designing Tomorrow's Implants
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Testing a variety of materials for their suitability at being implanted into the human body.
Cells interact with materials in different ways and can trigger immune responses that lead to the rejection of implants and medical devices. The suitability of a particular material for the body can be found by measuring the shape of cells at the material's surface, because cells react with proteins and 'flatten' if they accept an implant.
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