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A structural unit of bone consisting of a haversian canal and corresponding lamellae of compact bone. Also called haversian system.

[German Osteon, from Greek osteon, bone; see ost- in Indo-European roots.]
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In January, 1998, Osteotech filed its initial patent infringement suit against GenSci accusing it of violating claims of a patent issued to Osteotech involving the company's Grafton Demineralized Bone Matrix products.
Continual efforts to develop improved allografts such as demineralized bone matrix grafts with greater osteoconductive and osteoinductive capabilities are anticipated to have a positive impact on the growth of the segment during the forecast period.
The bone grafts and bone grafts substitutes market report provides market size estimates (Revenue USD million - 2013 to 2020) for key market segments based on product type (demineralized bone matrix allografts, and bone graft substitutes - bone morphogenic proteins and synthetic bone graft extenders) and its medical applications (craniomaxilofacial, dental, foot and ankle, joint reconstruction, long bone, and spinal fusion), and forecasts growth trends (CAGR% - 2016 to 2020).
Tenders are invited for Orthobiologic Allograft and Bone Matrix
The demineralized bone matrix (DBM) Strip implant primarily is used for posterior lumbar fusion, a surgical procedure intended to promote bone fusion along the posterior elements of the spine.
Meanwhile, the ALPL-expressing cells produced on average more than twice as much bone matrix (and as much as nine times more in some trials) during three weeks of subsequent cultivation than a similarsized population of unsorted adipose tissue cells and almost four times more bone matrix than cells that don't express ALPL.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Appropriate scaffold was synthesized by Iranian researchers from Tehran University of Medical Sciences to regenerate bone matrix.
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, scientists have found that a synthetic bone matrix could offer hope for babies born with craniosynostosis- a condition that causes the plates in the skull to fuse too soon.
Under terms of the agreement, AlloSource will provide bone matrix to Osiris for use in the production of its Osteocel product line.
In addition to its effects on cell growth and migration, TGF-[beta] also promotes the synthesis of bone matrix proteins by primary and transformed osteoblasts.
In January 1998, Osteotech filed its initial suit against GenSci accusing it of violating claims of a patent issued to Osteotech involving the company's Grafton Demineralized Bone Matrix process, by making, using, and/or selling the invention claimed in Osteotech's patent without permission or license from Osteotech.
Autografts, Allografts, Xenografts, Synthetics, De-Mineralized Bone Matrix (DBM) Allografts