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    In August, I requested information on a bone substitute called MACROLON
    but I neglected to mention that it was a mechanical substitute for
    testing purposes, not an implantable material.

    I did get one response as follows:

    Date: Mon, 24 Aug 92 15:18 GMT
    Subject: RE: Bone Substitutes

    Date sent: 24-AUG-1992 15:08:02
    >I am looking for a source of a bone substitute which is called:
    > MACROLON Bone Substitute
    >All I have been able to find out is that is has origin in Europe.
    >Can anyone help with an address, Fax #, Phone #, or E-Mail address?
    >Someone recommended a material called PEDILLEN as a possible subsitute
    >but I do not have any information on that product either.
    >Thanks in advance for your help.
    >Kenneth R. St. John
    >Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    >University of Mississippi Medical Center
    >2500 N. State Street
    >Jackson, MS 39216-4505
    >Phone: 601-984-6199
    >Fax: 601-984-5151

    Dear Kenneth,

    With reference to your enquiry about MACROLON: To the
    best of our knowledge this material is not used as a
    bone substitute but rather as (believe it or not)
    armour plating. The British army use it to protect
    their vehicles against sniper bullets etc.
    Perhaps you should ask your Department of Defence etc.
    if they use it.

    Best wishes
    Joe Murphy
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    I am sorry I haven't cleaned up the message much but I am still
    learning the usage of the text editor.

    I should have passed on this information sooner but was hoping to have
    some confirmation about whether the material referenced by Joe Murphy
    was the material of interest.

    If I find out more, I will post it.

    Kenneth R. St. John
    Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
    University of Mississippi Medical Center
    Jackson, MS, USA 39216