Biomaterial structure in deep‐sea bamboo coral (Anthozoa: Gorgonacea: Isididae): perspectives for the development of bone implants and templates for tissue engineering

@article{Ehrlich2006BiomaterialSI,
  title={Biomaterial structure in deep‐sea bamboo coral (Anthozoa: Gorgonacea: Isididae): perspectives for the development of bone implants and templates for tissue engineering},
  author={Hermann Ehrlich and Peter J Etnoyer and S. D. Litvinov and M. M. Olennikova and Hagen Domaschke and Thomas Hanke and Ren{\'e} Born and Heike Meissner and Hartmut Worch},
  journal={Materialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik},
  year={2006},
  volume={37}
}
Natural structural biomaterials of marine origin including mollusc shells, sponges and corals not only provide an abundant source of novel bone and cartilage replacements but also inspire investigations to develop nano‐sized biomimetic composites. This study presents a characterisation of the ultrastructure of the deep‐sea Bamboo coral (Anthozoa: Gorgonacea: Isididae) and the nanostructure of some interstitial surfaces with respect to biomineralization phenomena. The skeletons of the corals… 
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