Mayo Clinic researchers have developed a biodegradable polymer device for bridging a gap in a severed nerve. This implant functions both as a scaffold to support axon growth across a gap and as a conduit for the controlled local delivery of agents which may promote axon regeneration.
A Biodegradable Polymer Device for Surgical Implantation in Patients with Spinal Cord InjuryTechnology #2002-072
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