Marine organisms for bone repair and regeneration

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Bioprospecting has led to increased interest in potential applications for marine organisms and their by-products. As a rich source of mineralising porous organisms, our seas and oceans could provide new directions for bone tissue engineering particularly in the supply of biomimetic templates that may enhance in vivo and ex vivo bone formation. In this chapter we examine the history of marine organism use in this field; exploring how these organisms could be utilised, given the problems of sustainability, and reviewing the current evidence to support their use for bone repair and regeneration.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBone Substitute Materials
EditorsKajal Mallick
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherWoodhead Publishing
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9780857099037
ISBN (Print)9780857094971
Publication statusPublished - 06 Aug 2014


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Woodhead Publishing: an imprint of Elsevier

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Clarke, S. A., & Walsh, P. (2014). Marine organisms for bone repair and regeneration. In K. Mallick (Ed.), Bone Substitute Materials (pp. 294-318). Cambridge: Woodhead Publishing.