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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: Tissue & Cell Engineering Society 2005, 20 May - 22 May 2005, London, UK, p. 35.

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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: Science
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Biomedical Research Network (BRN)
Item ID: 3936
Depositing User: James Phillips
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2014 12:42
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/3936
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