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Bioglass, a clinically used bone graft material, has been tested in vitro in a simulated body fluid (SBF) up to four weeks. Apatite crystals were not only found to form on its surface but also in the reaction solutions. The apatite crystals have been examined by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The crystals formed in the solutions(More)
Melt-derived bioactive glasses have been used with success in various clinical applications for over 10 years. Recently, particles of sol-gel-derived bioactive glasses with an initial high specific surface area have been shown to exhibit excellent osteoconductive properties as well as significant degradability. In this work, we explored the long-term in(More)
Alumina on alumina total hip arthroplasty has been in use for more than 25 years with encouraging results. However, an improvement of the alumina/bone interface still is required. The objective of this study was to investigate the in vitro and in vivo osteoconductive properties of sol-gel bioactive glass coated alumina implants. Two sol-gel glass(More)
A novel nanostructured catalyst of platinum nanoparticles supported on 5,10,15,20-tetrakis(1-methyl-4-pyridinio)porphyrin tetra(p-toluenesulfonate) (TMPyP) functionalized graphene (TMPyP-graphene) is synthesized by the hydrothermal polyol process. The as-synthesized nanocomposites are characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, UV-vis(More)
Topographies of a bioactive glass (45S5 type Bioglass(R)) during 0-4 h of immersion in a supersaturated calcifying solution (SCS) and the SCS containing recombinant porcine amelogenin rP172 (SCS(rP172)) were observed by atomic force microscopy. Other techniques including X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy coupled with energy dispersive X-ray(More)
Melt derived 45S5 Bioglass(R) has been studied for more than 25 years. Bioglass(R) has excellent biocompatibility, and its surface reactivity has contributed to its clinical success over the past 10 years. Recently, porous bioactive glasses have been derived through sol-gel processing in an attempt to increase the specific surface area, and, thus, the(More)
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