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Worth every stent: bio-coating technology

US researchers have developed a new bio-coating technology on a nanoscale that can improve the long-term performance of medical implant devices such as heart valves and cardiac stents. This 'bio-nanomatrix' mimics the thin layer of cells that lines blood vessels and promotes the body's acceptance of an implant device. Ellie Broughton talks to University of Alabama co-inventors Dr Brigitta Brott and Dr Ho-Wook Jun.

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