So I was doing some reading earlier today and came across a single sentence that stated forsterite (Mg2SiO4) had promise as an implant coating. This got me interested so I started looking further into it. From what I can glean it seems like it’s very effective for implants for a few reasons (though might be slightly out of the scope of biohacking for just now, but I’ll get to that)
1.) It has superior mechanical qualities when compared to bioglass.
2.) It has better tissue integration than traditional bio-compatable materials.
3.) It inherently acts as an antibacterial agent.
4.) It doesn’t slough off.
My source for most of this is Antibacterial forsterite (Mg2SiO4) scaffold: A promising bioceramic for load bearing applications - ScienceDirect but I have found several other sources that reaffirm the statements. Now all the sources I’ve seen about it discussed it in relation to applications such as dental implants or hip replacements which mechanically are much more demanding use cases than most of the implants currently in use on this forum, so just for that it might not be worth the cost. But I also suspect because of the very good incorporation it might make removal easier. What are your thoughts on this or any other exotic implant materials?
Side note: imagine this for a bone conduction implant or simmilar