A sustainable update for orthopedic surgery: Mother of pearl

Nacre, also known as mother of pearl, is a waste byproduct of the pearling industry. It’s also a new synthetic bone substitute.

Researchers from the University of Western Australia and biotech startup Marine Biomedical developed the material, called PearlBone.

But why would we want to replace synthetic bone with mother of pearl? 

Marine Biomedical wants to harness the natural regenerative power of marine organisms.

Wondering how? Let’s dive in.

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