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New Hybrid Bioactive Composites for Bone Substitution

Faculty of Material Science and Ceramics, AGH University of Science and Technology, Al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Krakow, Poland
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Processes 2020, 8(3), 335; https://doi.org/10.3390/pr8030335
Received: 10 February 2020 / Revised: 4 March 2020 / Accepted: 7 March 2020 / Published: 12 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Synthesis and Characterization of Biomedical Materials)
Recently, intensive efforts have been undertaken to find new, superior biomaterial solutions in the field of hybrid inorganic–organic materials. In our studies, biomicroconcretes containing hydroxyapatite (HAp)–chitosan (CTS) granules dispersed in an α tricalcium phospahate (αTCP) matrix were investigated. The influence of CTS content and the size of granules on the physicochemical properties of final bone implant materials (setting time, porosity, mechanical strength, and phase composition) were evaluated. The obtained materials were found to be promising bone substitutes for use in non-load bearing applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: hybrid materials; chitosan; hydroxyapatite hybrid materials; chitosan; hydroxyapatite
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Ślósarczyk, A.; Czechowska, J.; Cichoń, E.; Zima, A. New Hybrid Bioactive Composites for Bone Substitution. Processes 2020, 8, 335.

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