Nano-Patterned Bone Implants Vascularize and Generate Bone Better Than Smooth Ones

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A University of Toronto team from the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) discovered that nano-scale surface topology matters when it comes to vascularization of bone implants. They compared two titanium implants of the same chemical composition and varied only their surfaces at the nano scale. One was smooth and the other was rough and nano-patterned.