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United States Patent Number 7,014,749 B2
Assignee: Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE (US)
(*) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 719 days.


An article coated with an electrolytically deposited biocompatible composite layer useful as an internal prosthetic device is disclosed. The bio-compatible composite coating that is electrolytically deposited onto the article comprises hydroxyapatite and chitosan. The introduction of chitosan into the crystal matrix of brushite/hydroxyapatite significantly improves the adhesive and chemical and mechanical stability properties of the coating.
United States Patent Number 7,014,749 B2

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