Next Article in Journal
Threading Performance of Different Coatings for High Speed Steel Tapping
Next Article in Special Issue
Improvement of CoCr Alloy Characteristics by Ti-Based Carbonitride Coatings Used in Orthopedic Applications
Previous Article in Journal
The Use of Autogenous Bone Mixed with a Biphasic Calcium Phosphate in a Maxillary Sinus Floor Elevation Procedure with a 6-Month Healing Time: A Clinical, Radiological, Histological and Histomorphometric Evaluation
Previous Article in Special Issue
Production of High Silicon-Doped Hydroxyapatite Thin Film Coatings via Magnetron Sputtering: Deposition, Characterisation, and In Vitro Biocompatibility
Open AccessReview

Biomimetic Coatings Obtained by Combinatorial Laser Technologies

Center for Advanced Laser Technologies (CETAL), National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics (INFLPR), 409 Atomistilor, Magurele 077125, Romania
Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Institute of Biochemistry of the Romanian Academy, 296 Splaiul Independentei, Bucharest 060031, Romania
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Coatings 2020, 10(5), 463;
Received: 13 April 2020 / Revised: 1 May 2020 / Accepted: 7 May 2020 / Published: 9 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Physical Vapor Deposited Biomedical Coatings)
The modification of implant devices with biocompatible coatings has become necessary as a consequence of premature loosening of prosthesis. This is caused mainly by chronic inflammation or allergies that are triggered by implant wear, production of abrasion particles, and/or release of metallic ions from the implantable device surface. Specific to the implant tissue destination, it could require coatings with specific features in order to provide optimal osseointegration. Pulsed laser deposition (PLD) became a well-known physical vapor deposition technology that has been successfully applied to a large variety of biocompatible inorganic coatings for biomedical prosthetic applications. Matrix assisted pulsed laser evaporation (MAPLE) is a PLD-derived technology used for depositions of thin organic material coatings. In an attempt to surpass solvent related difficulties, when different solvents are used for blending various organic materials, combinatorial MAPLE was proposed to grow thin hybrid coatings, assembled in a gradient of composition. We review herein the evolution of the laser technological process and capabilities of growing thin bio-coatings with emphasis on blended or multilayered biomimetic combinations. These can be used either as implant surfaces with enhanced bioactivity for accelerating orthopedic integration and tissue regeneration or combinatorial bio-platforms for cancer research. View Full-Text
Keywords: bio-coatings; biomimetics; laser deposition; PLD; MAPLE; tissue engineering; cancer bio-coatings; biomimetics; laser deposition; PLD; MAPLE; tissue engineering; cancer
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Axente, E.; Elena Sima, L.; Sima, F. Biomimetic Coatings Obtained by Combinatorial Laser Technologies. Coatings 2020, 10, 463.

AMA Style

Axente E, Elena Sima L, Sima F. Biomimetic Coatings Obtained by Combinatorial Laser Technologies. Coatings. 2020; 10(5):463.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Axente, Emanuel; Elena Sima, Livia; Sima, Felix. 2020. "Biomimetic Coatings Obtained by Combinatorial Laser Technologies" Coatings 10, no. 5: 463.

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

Search more from Scilit
Back to TopTop