Mechanical evaluation and cell response of woven polyetheretherketone scaffolds.

@article{Edwards2012MechanicalEA,
  title={Mechanical evaluation and cell response of woven polyetheretherketone scaffolds.},
  author={Sharon Lee Edwards and Jerome A. Werkmeister},
  journal={Journal of biomedical materials research. Part A},
  year={2012},
  volume={100 12},
  pages={3326-31}
}
Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) is a high performance polymer, with high melting temperature and high resistance to wear. PEEK biomedical devices are typically manufactured to produce nonflexible structures. In this study, we fabricated flexible PEEK scaffolds from multifilament and monofilament yarns, using weaving technologies. Scaffolds were compared for structural and mechanical properties, and assessed for in vitro biological response to L929 mouse fibroblast cells. PEEK scaffolds were found… CONTINUE READING