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Injected liquid turns into a gel to rebuild bones

December 12, 2013View for printing

A material that is liquid at room temperature but that turns into a gel once injected into the body could help repair damaged bones in the skull and face.

The gel conforms to irregular three-dimensional spaces and provides a platform for functional and aesthetic tissue regeneration. It is intended as an alternative to prefabricated implantable scaffolds.

by Mike Williams-Rice

Full Story: http://www.futurity.org/injected-liq ... 5-203916893
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