For additional information about OREC's Biomaterials & Histology Laboratory, contact Dr. Jeffrey Toth.
Ph: (414) 288-6136Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, HUB8701 W Watertown Plank RoadMilwaukee, WI 53226-3548 USA
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Major research themes at OREC's Biomaterials & Histology Laboratory include the evaluation of bone void fillers and bone graft substitutes, mechanisms and clinical applications of osteoinductive materials, and evaluation of materials for orthopaedic and spine devices. Learn more below.
BIMA investigates the use of calcium phosphates, bone void fillers, and other synthetic bone graft substitutes to avoid many of the problems associated with natural bone grafts.
BIMA is actively researching the use of bone graft substitutes and synthetic biomaterials as delivery vehicles for osteoinductive bone morphogenetic proteins.
With the current controversies in large joint arthroplasty, the Biomaterials and Histology Laboratory at the MU-MCW Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Engineering Center is performing retrieval analysis of explanted spine devices.
The BIMA is actively involved in the testing and evaluation of orthopaedic and spine biomaterials in validated spine models.