Porous-graded structures for bone and cartilage tissues engineering

A. Ravaglioli, A. Krajewski, M. Mazzocchi, C. Capiani, G. Abatangelo, S. Zaffagnini, E. Kon, M. Marcacci

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The application of a bioactive hydroxyapatite (HA)-based ceramic materials with porous-graded structures for bone and cartilage tissue engineering was investigated. Raw materials batches and HA suspensions cast were characterized by x-ray diffraction, optical microscope (OM) and scanning electron microscope equipped with energy dispersion microprobe (SEM-EDS). Compressive strength were performed to check their resistance before they are entirely osteointegrated and then remodelled by the surronding bone. In-vitro tests showed the positive characteristics of microporous layered zone for cell viability, suitable to proliferation and confining of osteoblasts below the implant surface, destined to the cultured condrocytes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress - Sydney, Australia
Duration: May 17 2004May 21 2004


OtherTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress


  • Apatite
  • Cartilage
  • Ceramic
  • Tissue engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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