TY - CHAP A1 - Ermanno Bonucci A2 - Santiago Gomez ED1 - Jong Seto Y1 - 2012-02-17 PY - 2012 T1 - Cartilage Calcification N2 - Advanced Topics in Biomineralization is a compendium of current topics focusing on processes of formation, organization, as well as mineralization of novel structural materials. From enchondral ossification to the application of biomineralized cement, the subject of biomineralization encompasses a range of diverse disciplines including molecular biology, supramolecular chemistry, materials science and engineering. A common theme in all these areas of research in biomineralization is the ability to utilize strategies from Nature to create functional materials. By understanding Nature's tools to make strong and tough materials, similar properties can be endowed into man-made materials in the near future. BT - Advanced Topics in Biomineralization SP - Ch. 5 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/31249 DO - 10.5772/31249 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-08-07 ER -