OREANDA-NEWS  Scientists of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) and the Pacific Medical University in Vladivostok have developed a new type of biomaterials for bone engineering, which ensures the growth of bone tissue and its germination into the implant, the university reports.

In complex bone operations, up to 50% of implants are rejected by the human body. Therefore, scientists are developing bioactive biomaterials that activate the growth of bone tissue. This reduces the need for subsequent operations to remove bioinert implants and promotes the natural healing of bone defects.

"Scientists from the Institute of Science-Intensive Technologies and Advanced Materials of FEFU have proposed a new type of biocomposite ceramics with antibacterial properties, which provides activation of bone tissue growth and its deep germination into the implant," the report says.

The university explained that the prototype of the biocomposite was assembled on the basis of spark plasma sintering. The technology makes it possible to obtain a dense and durable material with a certain level of porosity, which has the necessary biocompatible properties.