Mother-of-Pearl powder for bone implant

Mother-of-Pearl powder for bone implant

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Caption: Mother-of-Pearl for bone implant. This fine powder of Mother-of-Pearl (brand name: NAKKARMIL) is used for human bone implants. The powder comes from the shell of the giant Pinctada maxima. This oyster secretes a thick silvery layer of Mother-of-Pearl on the inside of its shell. French researchers at the Natural History Museum in Paris and the CNRS have discovered that Mother-of-Pearl stimulates bone regeneration, and can replace bone as a strong, hard and resistant implant. Used in powder form, or larger fragments, it is mixed with bone cells or blood before being implanted.

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Keywords: artificial, artificial bone, bone, bone implant, bone implant research, healthcare, implant, implantation, medical, medicine, mother of pearl, mother-of-pearl, nakkarmil, oyster, transplant, transplantation, treatment

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