The new strategy to initiate the induction of bone formation is to carve smart, self-inducing geometric cues assembled within biomimetic medical devices. These are endowed with the striking prerogative of differentiating myoblastic and/or pericytic stem cells into osteoblastic-like cells attached to the morphogenetic concavities; osteoblastic-like cells secrete osteogenic gene products of the TGF-β supergene family, further differentiating invading stem cells into osteoblastic-like cells, and initiating bone formation by induction as a secondary response.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Expert Review of Medical Devices|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|