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Cell Attachment to Implant Surface

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Created 3/9/2004

This image depicts one frame from an animation that illustrates the development of an artificial bone implant. The animation, which was produced using Maya, Analyze, Final Cut Pro, and other tools in the VMIL, walks the viewer through the Mandible Reconstruction Project; an ongoing, multi-disciplinary effort to develop an alternative approach to bone replacement. In this image, bone cells migrate across the surface of the implant, which by design has a micro-porosity meant to encourage this action. The animation was recently updated for submission to SIGGRAPH 2004, the international computer graphics conference.


  • Benjamin Grosser , ITG, Beckman Institute
  • Janet Sinn-Hanlon , ITG, Beckman Institute
  • Carl Burton , ITG, Beckman Institute
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