An overview about biomedical applications of micron and nano size tantalum.

Tantalum is obtained from the minerals colombite, tantalite and euxenite. It is greyish silver, heavy and very hard. Tantalum does not react with body fluids and is used to make surgical equipment. Tantalum also does not irritate the body and is used to make surgical sutures as well as implants, such as artificial joints and cranial plates. Bone growth… CONTINUE READING