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US Patent Issued to Brookhaven Lab, BioSet

Photonics Spectra
May 2009
Brookhaven Science Associates, which operates and manages the US Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Biosurface Engineering Technologies Inc. (BioSet) have been issued a US patent for a synthetic peptide called B2A. A medical device called Amplex has been developed that incorporates B2A osteoinductive growth factor with an ultrahigh-grade ceramic bone substitute for use in surgery. The FDA has approved a pilot study of 22 patients by BioSet to evaluate the safety and preliminary efficacy of the device.


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