A New Way to Prepare Porous Polylactide /Hydroxyapatite Scaffold at Room Temperature
A new way to prepare polymer/hydroxyapatite(HA) composite scaffolds with 3-D interconnected macro and micro pores at room temperature was established, basically based on solvent-casting and particle-leaching together with foaming technique. With this method, Polylactide (PLA) / HA composites of porous architecture with macro pores (50~300)m, average 200)m) and micro pores (~10)m) on the skeleton were obtained. The bending strength and the compressive strength of the composite scaffold were reached to 11.5 MPa and 7MPa respectively with the porosity of approximate to 90%. The study supplied a new short time, low energyexpending method to prepare polymer/ceramic composite with high porosity and interconnected porous structure at room temperature.
Takashi Nakamura, Kimihiro Yamashita and Masashi Neo
Y. Wang et al., "A New Way to Prepare Porous Polylactide /Hydroxyapatite Scaffold at Room Temperature ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 309-311, pp. 1083-1086, 2006