Buffer-regulated biocorrosion of pure magnesium.

  title={Buffer-regulated biocorrosion of pure magnesium.},
  author={Nicholas T Kirkland and Jay Waterman and Nick Birbilis and George Jayantha Dias and Tim B F Woodfield and Richard M. Hartshorn and Mark P. Staiger},
  journal={Journal of materials science. Materials in medicine},
  volume={23 2},
Magnesium (Mg) alloys are being actively investigated as potential load-bearing orthopaedic implant materials due to their biodegradability in vivo. With Mg biomaterials at an early stage in their development, the screening of alloy compositions for their biodegradation rate, and hence biocompatibility, is reliant on cost-effective in vitro methods. The use of a buffer to control pH during in vitro biodegradation is recognised as critically important as this seeks to mimic pH control as it… CONTINUE READING