Femtosecond Laser Nano/Micro Textured Ti6Al4V Surfaces—Effect on Wetting and MG-63 Cell Adhesion
AbstractNano- and microstructured titanium surfaces have recently attracted attention in the field of regenerative medicine because of the influence which surface characteristics such as roughness and wettability can have on cellular processes. This study focuses on the correlation of surface properties (wettability and nano/micro texture) of laser-structured Ti6Al4V samples with pronounced cell adhesion. Samples were structured with multiple laser parameters in order to create a range of surface properties. Surface characterization was performed by contact angle measurements 1 and 7 days after laser processing. The arithmetic mean roughness of the material surface in an area (Sa) was determined by means of confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM). Immediately after wettability tests of the laser-structured surfaces, in vitro experiments with human MG-63 osteoblasts were carried out. For this purpose, the cell morphology and actin cytoskeleton organization were analyzed using CLSM and scanning electron microscopy. On rough microstructures with deep cavities, the cell growth and spreading were inhibited. An improved cellular adhesion and growth on nanostructured and sinusoidal microstructured surfaces could be demonstrated, regardless of hydrophilicity of the surfaces. View Full-Text
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Schnell, G.; Staehlke, S.; Duenow, U.; Nebe, J.B.; Seitz, H. Femtosecond Laser Nano/Micro Textured Ti6Al4V Surfaces—Effect on Wetting and MG-63 Cell Adhesion. Materials 2019, 12, 2210.
Schnell G, Staehlke S, Duenow U, Nebe JB, Seitz H. Femtosecond Laser Nano/Micro Textured Ti6Al4V Surfaces—Effect on Wetting and MG-63 Cell Adhesion. Materials. 2019; 12(13):2210.Chicago/Turabian Style
Schnell, Georg; Staehlke, Susanne; Duenow, Ulrike; Nebe, J. B.; Seitz, Hermann. 2019. "Femtosecond Laser Nano/Micro Textured Ti6Al4V Surfaces—Effect on Wetting and MG-63 Cell Adhesion." Materials 12, no. 13: 2210.
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