Paper Title:
Preparation and Characterization of Chitosan-Based Scaffolds for Biomedical Applications
  Abstract

Porous chitosan/brushite composite scaffolds were prepared by a freeze-drying technique, starting from brushite suspensions in chitosan solutions. The obtained scaffolds showed a regular macroporous and interconnected structure with brushite particles uniformly distributed in the chitosan matrix. The variation of the brushite concentration affected the microstructure of the final freeze-dried scaffold, in particular, its porosity and its average pore size. The yield strengths of the composite scaffolds could also be improved by the increase of the brushite content.

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Periodical
Materials Science Forum (Volumes 514-516)
Edited by
Paula Maria Vilarinho
Pages
1005-1009
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.514-516.1005
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J. V. Araújo, J.A. Lopes da Silva, M. M. Almeida, M. E. V. Costa, "Preparation and Characterization of Chitosan-Based Scaffolds for Biomedical Applications ", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 514-516, pp. 1005-1009, 2006
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May 2006
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