Biomaterials in the Skeleton
In collaboration with the Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences we are developing a biocompatible and osteoinductive material that may be used as an implant material in bone. The material under study is porous silicon. It has many advantageous features for use in skeletal repair, spine fusion surgeries, drug and gene delivery modalities and as a structural graft.
High power view of cell process on PSi
Cell and matrix material filling pores
Macro porous silicon
Labeled cells on macro porous silicon
Bone Cell on PSi
Researcher: J. Edward Puzas, Ph.D.
Molecular and Cellular Biology of the Skeletal System