The Open UniversitySkip to content
 

Plastic compression of collagen: development and assessment of a new biomaterial in nerve repair

Ashraff, S; Brown, R.A. and Phillips, J.B. (2005). Plastic compression of collagen: development and assessment of a new biomaterial in nerve repair. In: European Cells and Materials, 10(2) p. 35.

Full text available as:
[img]
Preview
PDF (Not Set) - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (92Kb)
URL: http://www.ecmjournal.org/journal/supplements/vol0...
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar

Abstract

Nerve reconstruction is a surgical challenge. Current neural conduits provide sub-optimal clinical results. We have developed a device from a composite material comprising a fibronectin core and a collagen outer layer, using collagen made by a new technique called plastic compression. This collagen element has the strength to improve the mechanical properties of nerve repair devices which is an important design consideration. Preliminary studies have been performed to assess the suitability of the new collagen material for use in nerve repair conduits.

Item Type: Conference Item
ISSN: 1473-2262
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Life, Health and Chemical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Biomedical Research Network (BRN)
Item ID: 3936
Depositing User: James Phillips
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2016 02:33
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/3936
Share this page:

Download history for this item

These details should be considered as only a guide to the number of downloads performed manually. Algorithmic methods have been applied in an attempt to remove automated downloads from the displayed statistics but no guarantee can be made as to the accuracy of the figures.

▼ Automated document suggestions from open access sources

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   + 44 (0)870 333 4340   general-enquiries@open.ac.uk