The diamond CO2 laser as a method of improving the vascularisation of a permanent collagen implant.


For a biomaterial to be considered as anything other than a simple filler material it must allow a certain degree of ingrowth from the surrounding host tissues. Permacol is a novel porcine derived biomaterial that is isocynate crosslinked to prevent its degradation in vivo, but while it appears to be biocompatible in terms of its histological tissue… (More)