Sedimentation Study of Biphasic Calcium Phosphate Particles
Injectable calcium phosphate (CaP) biomaterial is considered as an injectable bone substitute (IBS). It was developed to minimize invasive surgery in various applications in orthopedic and dental surgery. The IBS considered of a polymer solution mixed with biphasic calcium phosphate (BCP) ceramic particles. Two particle sizes of BCP (40-80 and 80-200μm) were used and the weight ratio was 40%. This study investigated the influence of polymer solution on the BCP particles stability. Effects of particles size and limiting viscosity of polymer on the sedimentation were studied. The polymer concentration and particles size can be adapted to provide the best stability and storage of IBS.
Guy Daculsi and Pierre Layrolle
A. Fatimi et al., "Sedimentation Study of Biphasic Calcium Phosphate Particles", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 361-363, pp. 365-368, 2008