BRI.Screw is there to stabilise a fractured bone as long as it is needed in order to support it. Unlike conventional implants made of titanium or stainless steel, its material dissolves naturally and is excreted by the body as soon as the bone is fully functional again.
X-Ray vision in 360° - Within the EU project MgSafe Hanna Slominska and Kamila Iskhakova are doing their PhD at the HZG, but conduct their experiments at the HZG outstation at the Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron DESY. They use the special X-ray light at the beamlines there to make even the smallest material processes visible. These investigations help to monitor the degradation of the magnesium implants and the regeneration of the surrounding bone at high resolution. This is of particular importance as the implant is required to yield sufficient stability during healing and should quickly be dissolved afterwards.