From implantation to degradation - are poly (l-lactide)/multiwall carbon nanotube composite materials really cytocompatible?

@article{ObarzanekFojt2014FromIT,
  title={From implantation to degradation - are poly (l-lactide)/multiwall carbon nanotube composite materials really cytocompatible?},
  author={Magdalena Obarzanek-Fojt and Yvonne Elbs-Glatz and Erlantz Lizundia and Liliane Diener and J R Sarasua and Arie Bruinink},
  journal={Nanomedicine : nanotechnology, biology, and medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={1041-51}
}
UNLABELLED Poly (l-lactide)'s (PLLA) biodegradable properties are of special value in orthopaedic applications, but its mechanical strength limits its usage. To overcome this PLLA can be reinforced by multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT). In this study the PLLA and MWCNT were combined to prepare nanostructured composites (nanocomposite) at 0, 0.1, 0.5 and 1wt.% reinforcement. The in vitro biocompatibility of these PLLA/MWCNT nanocomposites was evaluated taking into account the various stages of… CONTINUE READING