Student Author(s)

Tera M. Filion

Academic Program

Cell Biology

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation; Department of Cell Biology

Publication Date


Document Type

Book Chapter


Biology and Biomimetic Materials | Biomaterials | Cell Biology | Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Orthopedics


Summary: Introduces recent advances in the evolvement of non-metallic orthopedic biomaterials in the design of organic-inorganic composite bone substitutes.

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Tera M. Filion and Jie Song (2011). Scalable Functional Bone Substitutes: Strategic Integration of Key Structural Elements of Bone in Synthetic Biomaterials, Biomedical Engineering - Frontiers and Challenges, Reza Fazel-Rezai (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-309-5, InTech, Available from:

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Biomedical Engineering – Frontiers and Challenges