Rheological evaluations and in vitro studies of injectable bioactive glass-polycaprolactone-sodium alginate composites.

@article{Borhan2016RheologicalEA,
  title={Rheological evaluations and in vitro studies of injectable bioactive glass-polycaprolactone-sodium alginate composites.},
  author={Shokoufeh Borhan and Saeed Hesaraki and A Behnamghader and Ebrahim Ghasemi},
  journal={Journal of materials science. Materials in medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={27 9},
  pages={137}
}
Composite pastes composed of various amounts of melt-derived bioactive glass 52S4 (MG5) and polycaprolactone (PCL) microspheres in sodium alginate solution were prepared. Rheological properties in both rotatory and oscillatory modes were evaluated. Injectability was measured as injection force versus piston displacement. In vitro calcium phosphate precipitation was also studied in simulated body fluid (SBF) and tracked using scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and FTIR analyses. All… CONTINUE READING