View Full Version : Sterilizing cadaveric tissue

David Pickles
08-25-1994, 10:07 PM
Can anybody give me any advice or pointers to relevant literature on the
effects on the biomechanical properties of human tissue of different
methods of sterilization? It is a requirement that all human tissue used
for research here is either sterilized or HIV-screened, and the latter is
not always possible.

I am concerned primarily with bone rather than soft tissue, and really
thinking in terms of irradiation, but any info on effects of other
treatments (eg formalin) would be appreciated.

I will of course summarize and post any helpful responses.

David Pickles
Comparative Orthopaedic Research Unit, University of Bristol, UK

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