View Full Version : Summary of HA/Bone equivalent suppliers

Adam Cutler
12-14-2000, 03:41 AM
Dear list members,

Many thanks to all those who responded to my request for information on
suppliers of bone equivalent or hydroxyapatite materials. Below is a
summary of the company names and contact details that were forwarded to

Plasma Biotal Ltd

Computerized Imaging Reference Systems, Inc

Berkley Advanced Biomaterials, Inc

Gammex RMI

Interpore Cross International

I have contacted a number of the companies for further details. Plasma
Biotal Ltd have been very helpful in discussions about creating custom

Also many thanks to Professor Liz Tanner for information about
hydroxyapatite composites;

"... we have a hydroxyapatite polyethylene composite with 40vol% HA but
the mechanical properties are below those of real bone, but the
biological response to the material is good." "We can make our composite
with 0-40vol% HA and this gives a range of radiographic densities,
40vol% is close to bone."


Adam Cutler
Technical Support
Orthopaedic Skills Unit
TORT Centre
Ninewells Hospital
Dundee DD1 9SY

01382 496277

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