DOI: 10.1155/2013/913438
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Xuehui Zhang, Mingming Xu, Xinggang Liu, Feng Zhang, Yan Wei, Song Meng, Xiaohan Dai, Aizhu Duan, Xuliang Deng

Abstract: Nano-β-tricalcium phosphate/collagen (n-β-TCP/Col) is considered with good osteoconductivity. However, the therapeutic effectiveness of n-β-TCP/Col scaffolds in combination with autologous bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) remains to be elucidated for the repair of critical-sized bone defects. In this study, we found that n-β-TCP/Col scaffolds exhibited high biocompatibilityin vitro. The introduction of BMSCs expandedin vitroto the scaffolds dramatically enhanced their efficiency to restore critical-sized bone…

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