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Author Shepherd, J. H. ♦ Best, S. M.
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer US
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2011
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Materials Science ♦ Environment ♦ Physics ♦ Earth Sciences ♦ Chemistry/Food Science ♦ Engineering
Abstract Calcium phosphates, with their chemical similarity to bone mineral, show biocompatibility with hard and soft tissues and offer massive potential for bone repair, both as scaffolds to be implanted directly into the defect and as structures for cell transplantation or to guide new bone growth in tissue engineering. This paper reviews the requirements and motivation for synthetic bone graft alternatives and the production routes for, particularly, hydroxyapatite porous scaffolds. It also considers the important role of substitution of ions such as silicate into calcium phosphates so as to more closely mirror the chemistry of bone mineral and to elicit specific biological responses.
ISSN 10474838
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2011-04-20
Publisher Institution The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS)
Publisher Place Boston
e-ISSN 15431851
Journal JOM
Volume Number 63
Issue Number 4
Page Count 10
Starting Page 83
Ending Page 92

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