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Implant Surface Modification by Biological Multi-layer Systems

  • Regine Willumeit (a1), Helmut Kamusewitz (a1), Michael Schossig (a1), Jens Schröder (a1) and Helmut Clemens (a1)...

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The current design of implants or implant materials is under the pressure of an increasing demand. In our society we find more and more active older people with an increasing life time. On the other hand it can be observed that also for younger people implants become more and more necessary due to sport or accidents. As a consequence the development of new surgery strategies as well as new materials systems is needed. In this work we present the idea of creating a metal implant surface which mimics a cell membrane or at least parts of it. Scanning electron and atomic force microscopy investigations show that a multilamellar closed lipid layer can be prepared and that this layer resembles the same contact angle observed for the membrane of an osteoblast.

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