Fabrication of Continuously Porous t-ZrO2 Bodies Using Carbon Powder and Evaluate Their Biocompatibility
The continuously porous t-ZrO2 bodies were fabricated by the extrusion process. The average pore size of the 2nd passed samples was about 260μm in diameter. The maximum bending strength value was about 177MPa. For the evaluation of their biocompatibility, human osteoblast like MG-63 cells and osteoclast like Raw 264.7 cells were cultured on the top surface of the porous t-ZrO2 bodies. The osteoblast cells were grown with spindle shape, condensed circular growth and three-dimensional network type. In contrast, the osteoclast cells appeared with pebble stone structure.
Duk Yong Yoon, Suk-Joong L. Kang, Kwang Yong Eun and Yong-Seog Kim
A. K. Gain et al., "Fabrication of Continuously Porous t-ZrO2 Bodies Using Carbon Powder and Evaluate Their Biocompatibility", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 534-536, pp. 277-280, 2007