The success of bone interfacing implants is strongly correlated to their osseointegration, their bonding with bone. However, little is known about the nanoscale structural and chemical attachment at bone-implant interfaces. We are using a variety of electron tomography and atom probe tomography approaches to study the bone-implant interface.
We are developing suitable biomaterials and surfaces for bone applications in dentistry and orthopaedics. We are exploring production and surface modifications including 3D-printing, electrospinning, laser-modification, and the associated in vitro and in vivo characterization for new biomaterials.
The Grandfield Research Group accesses the advanced infrastructure in core-laboratories across McMaster University, including:
• McMaster CAF