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Q: materials science and biology - finding a source for implantable microspheres ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: materials science and biology - finding a source for implantable microspheres
Category: Science > Technology
Asked by: jec1000-ga
List Price: $150.00
Posted: 16 Nov 2005 08:09 PST
Expires: 16 Dec 2005 08:09 PST
Question ID: 593753
"A Canadian medical researcher is looking for a manufacturer (or other
source) who can supply small quantities of microspheres. These can be
either metal,
glass, or ceramic, from 300 to 900 microns in diameter, with some
ferrous component so that they react to a magnetic field. They should
also be biocompatible, that is, coated with gold or titanium or some
other material commonly used for medical purposes within the body."

Request for Question Clarification by webadept-ga on 16 Nov 2005 09:04 PST

I have a few resources for you which can supply what you are asking.
The only contention seems to be the size. 300 to 900 microns is huge
in microsphere arena, so I wanted to ask you to check and see that
this is what they are looking for, and not looking for 300 to 900
nanometers instead. I do have resources which can make these, but just
about everyone I talked to was quite curious about the size.

Subject: Re: materials science and biology - finding a source for implantable microsphere
Answered By: webadept-ga on 16 Nov 2005 10:24 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

After making several calls I would recommend calling Nonie at
Invitrogen [ ]. Her direct number is
541-335-0399, and she will be able to get you your microspheres.

If you have any other questions regarding this matter please feel free
to use the Request Clarification function and I will get back to you
as soon as possible.


Request for Answer Clarification by jec1000-ga on 18 Nov 2005 08:08 PST
Hello Webadept:

My apologies; this is the first time that I have used GoogleA and I
had assumed that any request for clarification would have been
automailed to me by the system. I just logged in to my account at this

Yes, the size is correct. I will contact Nonie at invitrogen to see
what he/she has to say.

Clarification of Answer by webadept-ga on 18 Nov 2005 10:49 PST

jec1000-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $20.00
Very fast and highly professional. Thanks again.

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