In vitro bioactivity and structural features of mildly heat-treated sol-gel-derived silica fibers.

@article{Peltola2001InVB,
  title={In vitro bioactivity and structural features of mildly heat-treated sol-gel-derived silica fibers.},
  author={Timo O Peltola and Mika Jokinen and Sinikka Veittola and Jaana Simola and Antti Yli-Urpo},
  journal={Journal of biomedical materials research},
  year={2001},
  volume={54 4},
  pages={579-90}
}
The ability of sol-gel-derived silica fibers heat treated at a low temperature to induce formation of bone-like calcium phosphate (HCA) on their surfaces provides alternatives for the design of novel biomaterials, for example as implants used in tissue guiding or bone repairs. In this study, dry spinning was used to prepare the sol-gel fibers, which were heat-treated at 175 degrees and 250 degrees C. In addition, the differences in the surface topography (in a nanometer scale) of different… CONTINUE READING