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  • Publication number: 20010016772
    Abstract: A biochemical implant is described which comprises at least two matrix components. The first matrix component is composed of collagen with a porous macrostructure with the ability to withstand tensile or shear forces. The second matrix component is a hydrated alginate gel which substantially fills the porous macrostructure of the first component and exerts a swelling pressure. The implant additionally comprises a population of cells comprising chondrocytes, fibrochondrocytes, fibroblasts or osteoblasts, or precursors thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2001
    Publication date: August 23, 2001
    Inventors: David A. Lee, Daniel L. Bader, Myra D. Stephens