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Title: Novel nano-calcium phosphate generation to improve cell activity in bone restructuring
Authors: Wepener, I
Richter, W
Joubert, A
Keywords: Bone restructuring
Novel nano-calcium phosphate
Bone repair
Cell activity
Biomaterials
Bioceramics
Cell death
Diseases
Issue Date: Jan-2010
Citation: Wepener, I, Richter, W and Joubert, A. 2011. Novel nano-calcium phosphate generation to improve cell activity in bone restructuring. South African Cell Death Society Symposium on “Cell Death in Diseases”. Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town, South Africa, 10-12 January 2011. pp 14
Series/Report no.: Workflow request;5733
Abstract: This presentation addresses the replacement and repair of bone. There are four types of biomaterials; namely biotoxic, bioinert, bioactive and ioresorbable. The most abundant inorganic mineral in bone is hydroxyapatite, which is a good candidate for synthetic bone. The following problems were addressed in this presentation: 1) Bioceramics are not resorbed by osteoclasts as intended, 2) Osteoblasts are not recruited to deposit new bone, 3) Most bioceramics still macro-structured while natural occurring crystals are nano-structured, 4) Bioceramics’ surface feature for biomineralisation is unclear, and 5) Fundamentals must be explored to facilitate breakthroughs for clinical biointeractive materials with novel physical, chemical & biological functions.
Description: South African Cell Death Society Symposium on “Cell Death in Diseases”. Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town, South Africa, 10-12 January 2011
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/4878
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Polymers and bioceramics
General science, engineering & technology

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