Preparation of Bioactive β-Tricalcium Phosphate Scaffold with Bone-Like Structure
Porous β-TCP scaffold was prepared using three-dimensional gel-lamination technology with foamy slurry. Then the sintered scaffolds were soaked in 1.5SBF solution to achieve scaffolds with bone-like structure. After soaking, a low crystallized bone-like apatite layer containing CO3 -2 was formed on the surface of the scaffold. With presoaking in NaOH solution, the formation of the bone-like apatite layer on the surface of the scaffold in 1.5SBF solution was accelerated. In this way, a bioactive porous β-TCP scaffold with bone-like structure could be prepared.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
W. Xu et al., "Preparation of Bioactive β-Tricalcium Phosphate Scaffold with Bone-Like Structure", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 336-338, pp. 1673-1675, 2007