By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Current study results on Bone Research have been published. According to news reporting from Gothenburg, Sweden, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "In an attempt to reduce the need for animal studies in dental implant applications, a new model has been developed which combines well-known surface characterization methods with theoretical biomechanical calculations. The model has been named integrated biomechanical and topographical surface characterization (IBTSC), and gives a comprehensive description of the surface topography and the ability of the surface to induce retention strength with bone."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of Gothenburg, "IBTSC comprises determination of 3D-surface roughness parameters by using 3D-scanning electron microscopy (3D-SEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM), and calculation of the ability of different surface topographies to induce retention strength in bone by using the local model. Inherent in this integrated approach is the use of a length scale analysis, which makes it possible to separate different size levels of surface features. The IBTSC concept is tested on surfaces with different level of hierarchy, induced by mechanical as well as chemical treatment. Sequential treatment with oxalic and hydrofluoric acid results in precipitated nano-sized features that increase the surface roughness and the surface slope on the sub-micro and nano levels. This surface shows the highest calculated shear strength using the local model."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The validity, robustness and applicability of the IBTSC concept are demonstrated and discussed."
For more information on this research see: Integrated biomechanical and topographical surface characterization (IBTSC). Applied Surface Science, 2014;290():215-222. Applied Surface Science can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Applied Surface Science - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/505669)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J. Loberg, University of Gothenburg, Dept. of Chem & Mol Biol, SE-41296 Gothenburg, Sweden. Additional authors for this research include I. Mattisson and E. Ahlberg (see also Bone Research).
Keywords for this news article include: Sweden, Europe, Treatment, Gothenburg, Bone Research
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