Written by irishdentist.ie Monday, 13 September 2010 14:59
A research team at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland (RCSI) has created a novel collagen-hydroxyapatite bone graft substitute that may have applications in dentistry.
Speaking about the material, called HydroxyColl, principal investigator Prof. Fergal O’Brien said: “One of the things we are interested in is using this material as a bone void filler or as a coating for implants and, in fact, we have a project ongoing with the School of Dentistry at Trinity College. At this stage we have patent protection on the material. We’ve started the regulatory process—obviously to get any material into human trials you need to go through a regulatory process.