Bioactivity Assessment of Calcium Phosphate Coatings
Nowadays, bioactive coatings or modifications on titanium surface have been tested in vitro and in vivo. In this study, two types of calcium phosphate coatings were produced by a chemical deposition method and their bioactivity assay in cell culture medium were investigated. The calcium phosphate coatings were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and scanning electron microscopy with field emission gun (FEG-SEM) analyses. Titanium substrate was successfully coated with brushite using chemical deposition method and, after a second step of conversion, the hydroxyapatite coating was obtained. The hydroxyapatite coating showed a bioactivity property after 14 days’ incubation in McCoy medium culture.
D. Navarro da Rocha et al., "Bioactivity Assessment of Calcium Phosphate Coatings", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 720, pp. 193-196, 2017