Małgorzata Lewandowska-Szumieł

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UNLABELLED Relationship between (1) osteoblast adhesion and spreading, and (2) phenotype expression was investigated. Cellular adhesion and spreading were estimated after short time (24 h), whereas proliferation and other osteoblast functions--after 7 days. Primary human osteogenic cells were seeded on the samples of titanium (T), surgical steel (S) and(More)
This paper presents a method for the preparation of porous poly(L-lactide)/poly[(L-lactide)-co-glycolide] scaffolds for tissue engineering. Scaffolds were prepared by a mold pressing-salt leaching technique from structured microparticles. The total porosity was in the range 70-85%. The pore size distribution was bimodal. Large pores, susceptible for(More)
It is known that metallic elements of joint endoprostheses undergo elastic strain due to their mechanical function. This is one of the factors which may be responsible for the loosening of endoprostheses. Since mechanisms involved in it remain unclear, it seems valuable to verify if cells responsible for bone regeneration are affected by a strain of the(More)
Tissue formation and maintenance is regulated by various factors, including biological, physiological and physical signals transmitted between cells as well as originating from cell-substrate interactions. In our study, the osteogenic potential of mesenchymal stromal/stem cells isolated from umbilical cord Wharton's jelly (UC-MSCs) was investigated in(More)
Biodegradable polyurethanes (PURs) have recently been investigated as candidate materials for bone regenerative medicine. There are promising reports documenting the biocompatibility of selected PURs in vivo and the tolerance of certain cells toward PURs in vitro - potentially to be used as scaffolds for tissue-engineered products (TEPs). The aim of the(More)
This work presents data on the structure and corrosion resistance of titanium after calcium-ion implantation with a dose of 10(17) Ca+/cm2. The ion energy was 25 keV. Transmission electron microscopy was used to investigate the microstructure of the implanted layer. The chemical composition of the surface layer was examined by XPS and SIMS. The corrosion(More)
This study is concerned with the effect of dual implantation of calcium and phosphorus upon the structure, corrosion resistance and biocompatibility of titanium. The ions were implanted in sequence, first Ca and then P, both at a dose of 10(17) ions/cm2 at a beam energy of 25 keV. Transmission electron microscopy was used to investigate the microstructure(More)
Candidate carbon fiber reinforced carbon (CFRC) porous implant materials were evaluated for tissue compatibility in a rat model. Six different CFRCs of constant pore size (about 30 microm) were fabricated that had 9, 12, and 17% porosity with 2-nm3 matrix crystallites and 6, 12, and 20% at 25 nm3. They were implanted as femoral transverse diaphyseal pins(More)
Polyurethanes containing 22-70 wt.% hard segments were developed and evaluated for bone tissue engineering applications. Aliphatic poly(ester-urethanes) were synthesised from poly(epsilon-caprolactone) diol with different molecular masses (M= approximately 530, 1250 and 2000 Da), cycloaliphatic diisocyanate 4,4'-methylenebis(cyclohexyl isocyanate) and(More)
BACKGROUND Calcium phosphate ceramics have been widely considered as scaffolds for bone tissue engineering. Selection of the best support for cultured cells, crucial for tissue engineered systems, is still required. OBJECTIVE We examined three types of calcium phosphate compounds: α-tricalcium phosphate - the most soluble one, carbonate hydroxyapatite -(More)