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International Journal of Tissue Engineering
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 343182, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/343182
Research Article

90° Peel off Tests of Tissue Engineered Osteochondral Constructs: A New Method to Determine the Osteochondral Integration

1Center of Biomechanics & Calorimetry Basel, University of Basel, Biozentrum/Pharmazentrum, Klingelbergstrasse 50-70, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
2University Hospital Basel, Institute for Surgical Research and Hospital Management, Tissue Engineering Group, ZLF, Hebelstrasse 20, 4031 Basel, Switzerland
3Gemeinschaftspraxis Schützenmatt, Schützenmattstrasse 41, 4051 Basel, Switzerland

Received 31 October 2013; Revised 8 February 2014; Accepted 16 March 2014; Published 31 March 2014

Academic Editor: Ming Hao Zheng

Copyright © 2014 Vivienne Bürgin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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