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TOMSK, Oct 13 – RIA Tomsk. Scientists
of Tomsk State University (TSU), together with colleagues from South
Korea, have begun developing composite materials for next-generation
implants that are replaced by body tissues; the project has received
grants from both countries, the university's website reported Wednesday.
joint international project between TSU and Seoul National University
Boramae Medical Center has won a bilateral grant competition from the
Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation and
South Korean Ministry of Science. <...> The researchers plan to
synthesize magnesium-based materials with biocompatible inert coatings", –
says the report.
It is specified that new composite
materials are planned to be used to create bioresorbable implants, such
as those which are gradually completely dissolved and replaced by body
According to TSU, the development of these
implants is one of the main trends in the field of biomedicine. The
implants require high biocompatibility, durability and a controlled rate
of resorption so that the bone remodeling process can start quickly and
have time to complete before the material is completely biodegraded.
will develop scientific and technological approaches to manufacture a
new generation of medical magnesium alloys, hardened with nanoscale
particles with modified inert coatings. This will ensure high indicators
of physico-chemical, biological and physical-mechanical properties
combined with controlled biodegradation", – project manager Ekaterina
Marchenko is quoted as saying in the report.
It is added
that TSU has been collaborating with Korean universities for 10 years in
the creation of new biomaterials and biotechnologies. Scientists have
published more than 20 joint scientific publications.