Growth and viability of osteoblasts on hydroxyapatite and tri-calcium phosphate ceramics: the effect of collagen coating

A.J. Ball, E.H. Rodgers, E.I. Goldie, G. Connel, R. Savage, J. Hamblin, M.H. Grant

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    Abstract

    Summary of paper describing how Hydroxyapatite (HA) and tricalcium phosphate (TCP) ceramics form the basis for bioartificial bone replacement materials. They lack mechanical strength and cannot at present be considered as replacements for loadbearing areas. We have investigated the characteristics of two ceramic materials, HA and a 60:40 composite of HA:TCP, which are being developed for facial bone reconstruction. The growth and viability of an immortalized cell line, FFC, derived from neonatal rat calvaria, was investigated when cultured on the materials for 7 days.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)57-57
    Number of pages0
    JournalEuropean Cells and Materials
    Volume4
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

    Keywords

    • ceramics
    • materials science
    • bioengineering
    • osteoblasts
    • collage coating

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