Biopolymer-Hydroxyapatite Nanocomposite from Eggshell for Prospective Surgical Applications

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From biological perspectives, biopolymer - hydroxyapatite nanocomposites for tissue replacement interact with the surrounding in vivo environment chemically, mechanically and morphologically. Hydroxyapatite (HA) is a natural ceramic operable as a biocomposite coating to improve the biocompatibility of implant substrates. To fulfill this requierements hydroxyapatite added biodegradable scaffold were prepared by electrospinning method to enhance biological functionality. In this work, firstly a novel synthesis of the hydroxyapatite nanocrystals prepared from eggshell are presented. Polymer based composites were prepared by electrospinning hydroxyapatite with a biocompatible polymer for the development of a structurally stable casing for prosthetic devices.

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P.J. Szabó, T. Réti, T. Czigány

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61-65

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.589.61

Citation:

C. Balázsi et al., "Biopolymer-Hydroxyapatite Nanocomposite from Eggshell for Prospective Surgical Applications", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 589, pp. 61-65, 2008

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June 2008

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