PLA/chitosan/keratin composites for biomedical applications.

  title={PLA/chitosan/keratin composites for biomedical applications.},
  author={Constantin Edi Tanase and Iuliana Giorgiana Spiridon},
  journal={Materials science & engineering. C, Materials for biological applications},
Novel composites based on PLA, chitosan and keratin was obtained via blend preparation. The goal of this contribution was to evaluate mechanical and in vitro behavior of the composites. The results point out composites with improved Young modulus and decreased tensile strength, significant increase in hardness (compared to PLA) and a good uptake of the surface properties. Biological assessments using human osteosarcoma cell line on these composites indicate a good viability/proliferation… CONTINUE READING

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