Implants: From foam to bone


Image: nanocrystals derived from plant cellulose; Copyright: Clare Kiernan, UBC

Researchers treated nanocrystals derived from plant cellulose so that they can link up and form a strong but lightweight sponge (an aerogel) that can compress or expand as needed to completely fill out a bone cavity.

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