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A tantalum open cell structure is formed by chemical vapor deposition onto a reticulated carbon foam substrate. Tantalum has a long history of use as an implant material, in both bone and soft tissue. This lightweight, strong, porous structure, mimicking the microstructure of natural cancellous bone, acts as a matrix for the incorporation of bone, providing optimal permeability and a high surface area to encourage new bone ingrowth.

Title
Open cell tantalum structures for cancellous bone implants and cell and tissue receptors
Application Number
7/850118
Publication Number
5282861
Application Date
March 11, 1992
Publication Date
February 1, 1994
Inventor
Richard B Kaplan
Beverly Hills
CA, US
Agent
Ellsworth R Roston
Charles H Schwartz
Assignee
Ultramet
CA, US
IPC
A01N 1/02
A61F 2/54
A61F 2/02
A61F 2/28
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