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IIT Bombay develops first desi biodegradable bone screws

Mumbai | India

A team of researchers from IIT-Bombay has developed the first-ever indigenous biodegradable screws that can be used to fix bone and soft tissue injuries. Commonly used bone screws (implants) made of metals can impede bone growth, especially in children. Biodegradable screws degrade over time and do not interfere with bone growth. These also reduce the risk of infection.


Times of India | Last Updated : 11-Jul-19

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