Faculty Advisor

Rulfs, Jill

Abstract

At present, bone grafts are the standard treatment to enhance bone healing in many clinical situations. Unfortunately, there are many drawbacks associated with current methods of assisted osteogenesis. Certain bone growth factors called Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMPs) have been shown to improve osteoinduction. Therefore, their use as an alternative for bone grafts is compelling. An appropriate delivery vehicle for these growth factors is critical in their effectiveness. This study tests Polylactide-co-Glycolide as a potential carrier.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2001

Major

Biotechnology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

Advisor Program

Biology and Biotechnology

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