In vitro biocompatibility evaluation of surface-modified titanium alloys.

@article{Treves2010InVB,
  title={In vitro biocompatibility evaluation of surface-modified titanium alloys.},
  author={Cristina Treves and Maria Martinesi and Maria Stio and Alejandro Gutierrez and Jos{\'e} Antonio Jim{\'e}nez and Mar{\'i}a Francisca Blasco L{\'o}pez},
  journal={Journal of biomedical materials research. Part A},
  year={2010},
  volume={92 4},
  pages={1623-34}
}
The present work is aimed to evaluate the effects of a surface modification process on the biocompatibility of three vanadium-free titanium alloys with biomedical applications interest. Chemical composition of alloys investigated, in weight %, were Ti-7Nb-6Al, Ti-13Nb-13Zr, and Ti-15Zr-4Nb. An easy and economic method intended to improve the biocompatibiblity of these materials consists in a simple thermal treatment at high temperature, 750 degrees C, in air for different times. The… CONTINUE READING