Martin van den Brink

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A technique is described so that mice mono-associated with non-cultivable, segmented filamentous bacteria (SFB's) can be produced for the first time. As SFB donors, mice were used which had an intestinal microflora consisting of both SFB's and bacteria of the genus Clostridium. Recipients were germ-free mice. It was demonstrated that the intraileal(More)
  • M Brink
  • 1997
Viscosity-temperature dependence has been investigated for glasses in a system where bioactive compositions are found. A glass is called bioactive when living bone can bond to it. In this work, high-temperature microscopy was used to determine viscosity-temperature behaviour for 40 glasses in the system Na2O-K2O-MgO-CaO-B2O3-P2O5-SiO2. The silica content in(More)
The bioactivity, i.e., bone-bonding ability, of 26 glasses in the system Na2O-K2O-MgO-CaO-B2O3-P2O5-SiO2 was studied in vivo. This investigation of bioactivity was performed to establish the compositional dependence of bioactivity, and enabled a model to be developed that describes the relation between reactions in vivo and glass composition. Reactions in(More)
Fibres were manufactured from bioactive glass 9-93 by melt spinning. The manufactured fibres were further characterized by measuring their mechanical properties. The tensile strength of 9-93 glass fibres with a diameter between 20 microm and 140 microm and the flexural strength of glass fibres with a diameter of 500-800 microm were measured. The tensile(More)
A simple algorithm is presented for the fast and fully automatic removal of peak shifts in large spectral data sets. It is able to remove peak shifts exceeding the discrete spectral resolution. The algorithm has been applied to Raman spectra of Ž. Ž. three solution copolymerizations of styrene Sty and butyl acrylate BA performed on three separate days.(More)
Fibers were manufactured from the bioactive glass 13-93 by melt spinning. The fibers were further characterized by measuring their tensile and flexural strength, and their in vitro performance was characterized by immersing them in simulated body fluid, which analyzed changes in their mass, their flexural strength, and surface reactions. The strength of(More)
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