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Friday, October 28, 2005

Biologically active coatings for dental implants

Spire Corporation has been awarded a grant to develop nanophase calcium phosphate coatings loaded with bone morphogenic proteins. The coatings will be used to improve bone integration into dental implants, leading to more rapid and reliable device fixation. Roger Little, Chairman and CEO of Spire, stated, "This grant will permit Spire to develop a new generation of biologically active coatings for dental implants.” more @