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Degradation studies of scaffolds are important in bone tissue engineering. Previously, novel poly(epsilon-caprolactone)-20% tricalcium phosphate (PCL-TCP) based scaffolds were developed and proven useful for bone regeneration. In this study in vitro degradation analyses were carried out with the PCL-TCP scaffolds immersed in standard culture medium for 24(More)
Pretreatment of polycaprolactone-20% tricalcium phosphate (PCL-TCP) scaffolds under alkaline conditions can be utilized to alter surface characteristics for enhanced early bone formation. PCL-TCP scaffolds were treated with sodium hydroxide (NaOH) at various time intervals (group A: untreated, group B: 3M NaOH for 48 h, and group C: 3M NaOH for 96 h). In(More)
Traditionally, polycaprolactone (PCL) based scaffolds tend to degrade at a slow rate. Pretreatment of polycaprolactone-20% tricalcium phosphate (PCL-TCP) scaffolds under alkaline conditions can be utilized to increase the degradation rate and improve mechanical properties. Three groups of PCL-TCP scaffolds with varying pretreatment exposures with sodium(More)
The degradation of polycaprolactone-20% tricalcium phosphate (PCL-TCP) scaffolds was customized for dentoalveolar augmentation applications, where 5-6 months period is optimal. The scaffolds were treated with either 3M sodium hydroxide (NaOH) or 0.1% lipase solution for a total of 108 h. A greater degree of degradation and reduction in the physical(More)
The extraction of a tooth normally results in the loss of ridge height and width. Often, clinicians are faced with the management of edentulous sites that are less than optimal for prosthetic rehabilitation and implant restoration due to considerable alveolar ridge collapse after tooth removal. Site preservation using bone grafts or substitutes with and(More)
BACKGROUND In implant dentistry, there is a need for synthetic bone substitute blocks to support ridge augmentation in situations where large bone volumes are missing. Polycaprolactone-based scaffolds demonstrated excellent results in bone tissue engineering applications. The use of customized polycaprolactone-tricalcium phosphate (PCL-TCP) displayed(More)
The problem of providing software across national and cultural boundaries is considered. Intemationalisation (i18n), localisation (I1 On) and globalisation (g l ln) are three descriptors for recent Information Technology developments in this field. Current practice and advice for successfully providing software in places other than countries and cultures of(More)
ED INLINE CODES Inline codes, such as markers for bold or italics, links information or image references, can be represented using either an encapsulation mechanism or a placeholder method. Those are derived respectively from TMX and OpenTag. The encapsulation mechanism consists of bracketing the inline codes between special elements. XLIFF keeps a syntax(More)