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Local release of Mg ions from titanium implant surfaces has been shown to enhance implant retention and integration. To clarify the biological events that lead to this positive outcome, threaded implants coated with mesoporous TiO2 thin films were loaded with Mg-ions and placed in the tibia of rabbits for 3weeks, after surface characterization. Non-loaded(More)
BACKGROUND Mesoporous coatings enable incorporation of functional substances and sustainedly release them at the implant site. One bioactive substance that can be incorporated in mesoporous is magnesium, which is strongly involved in bone metabolism and in osteoblast interaction. PURPOSE The aim of this experimental study was to evaluate the effect of(More)
This work aimed to evaluate the in vitro response of Transfected Human Foetal Osteoblast (hFOB) cultured on a magnesium-loaded mesoporous TiO2 coating. The application of mesoporous films on titanium implant surfaces has shown very promising potential to enhance osseointegration. This type of coating has the ability to act as a framework to sustain(More)
This study investigated the effects of the morphology and physicochemical properties of calcium phosphate (CaP) nanoparticles on osteogenesis. Two types of CaP nanoparticles were compared, namely amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP) nano-spheres (diameter: 9-13 nm) and poorly crystalline apatite (PCA) nano-needles (30-50 nm × 2-4 nm) that closely resemble bone(More)
Implantable microelectrode arrays (MEA) hold enormous hope for individuals with sensory or motor deficits. However, long-term function of MEA remains a critical hurdle. The objective of this study was to synthesize an antioxidant prodrug that can be delivered to the neural tissue around the implant and present a pharmacological depot to combat the injurious(More)
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