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MATERIALS – Ear implant made with bioactive ceramic

MATERIALS – Ear implant made with bioactive ceramic A bioactive glass known as Bioglass has been used to construct a replacement ossicle, a small bone in the middle ear, which helps to restore hearing in patients who have sustained damage to the ossicle through disease and subsequently become deaf. This is the first commercial clinical […]

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ENZYME IMMOBILIZATION Bioreactor applications of glucose oxidase covalently bonded on pHEMA membranes

ENZYME IMMOBILIZATION Bioreactor applications of glucose oxidase covalently bonded on pHEMA membranes Although covalent immobilization of the enzyme altered its interaction with the substrate, the rate of reaction was not modified as much, indicating that the environment of the bound enzyme is similar to that of the free enzyme. Glucose oxidase was immobilized onto poly(2-hydroxyethyl […]

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Research firm examines Japanese orthopaedic market.(MARKETS)(Industry overview)

Research firm examines Japanese orthopaedic market.(MARKETS)(Industry overview) The orthopaedic implant market in Japan comes under scrutiny in a new publication from Research and Markets. Researchers carried out face-to-face and telephone interviews with manufacturers, related organizations and governmental agencies during April to August 2007, resulting in an overview of market size, reimbursement costs and the main […]