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The present invention provides a synthetic, poorly-crystalline apatitic (PCA) calcium phosphate material seeded with cells. Preferably, the cells are tissue-forming or tissue-degrading cells. The compositions provided by the present invention are useful for a variety of applications, including in vivo and in vitro tissue growth (preferably bone or cartilage), osseous augmentation, and methods of diagnosing disease states by assaying tissue-forming potential of cells isolated from a host. The invention also provides in vitro cell culture systems and cell encapsulation matrices.

Title
Cartilage growth from cell seeded ceramic compositions
Application Number
9/23848
Publication Number
6277151 (B1)
Application Date
February 13, 1998
Publication Date
August 21, 2001
Inventor
Maria Aiolova
Brookline
MA, US
Christian Rey
Castanet
US
Dosuk D Lee
Brookline
MA, US
Agent
Clark & Elbing
US
Assignee
Etex Corporation
MA, US
IPC
A61F 2/28
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