Preparation and Characterization of Hydroxyapatite/Bacterial Cellulose Nanocomposite Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering
The surfaces of BC (bacterial cellulose) nanofibers are covered with homogeneous nano-sized precipitates upon exposure to SBF. The characteristics of the nanocompoiste scaffolds are characterized by XRD, FTIR, TEM and SEM. It is believed that the the HAp/BC nanocomposite scaffold are promising in applications of bone tissue engineering.
Xingdong Zhang, Xudong Li, Hongsong Fan, Xuanyong Liu
H. J. Jiang et al., "Preparation and Characterization of Hydroxyapatite/Bacterial Cellulose Nanocomposite Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 330-332, pp. 923-926, 2007