Sample records for bioactive glass scaffolds

  1. Bioactive borosilicate glass scaffolds: in vitro degradation and bioactivity behaviors.

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    Liu, Xin; Huang, Wenhai; Fu, Hailuo; Yao, Aihua; Wang, Deping; Pan, Haobo; Lu, William W; Jiang, Xinquan; Zhang, Xiuli

    2009-06-01

    Bioactive borosilicate glass scaffolds with the pores of several hundred micrometers and a competent compressive strength were prepared through replication method. The in vitro degradation and bioactivity behaviors of the scaffolds have been investigated by immersing the scaffolds statically in diluted phosphate solution at 37 degrees C, up to 360 h. To monitor the degradation progress of the scaffolds, the amount of leaching elements from the scaffolds were determined by ICP-AES. The XRD and SEM results reveal that, during the degradation of scaffolds, the borosilicate scaffolds converted to hydroxyapatite. The compressive strength of the scaffolds decreased during degradation, in the way that can be well predicted by the degradation products, or the leachates, from the scaffolds. MTT assay results demonstrate that the degradation products have little, if any, inhibition effect on the cell proliferation, when diluted to a certain concentration ([B] <2.690 and pH value at neutral level). The study shows that borosilicate glass scaffold could be a promising candidate for bone tissue engineering material. PMID:19184371

  2. Optimising bioactive glass scaffolds for bone tissue engineering

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    Julian R. Jones; Lisa M. Ehrenfried; Larry L. Hench

    2006-01-01

    A 3D scaffold has been developed that has the potential to fulfil the criteria for an ideal scaffold for bone tissue engineering. Sol–gel derived bioactive glasses of the 70S30C (70mol% SiO2, 30mol% CaO) composition have been foamed to produce 3D bioactive scaffolds with hierarchical interconnected pore morphologies similar to trabecular bone. The scaffolds consist of a hierarchical pore network with

  3. Nano/macro porous bioactive glass scaffold

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    Wang, Shaojie

    Bioactive glass (BG) and ceramics have been widely studied and developed as implants to replace hard tissues of the musculo-skeletal system, such as bones and teeth. Recently, instead of using bulk materials, which usually do not degrade rapidly enough and may remain in the human body for a long time, the idea of bioscaffold for tissue regeneration has generated much interest. An ideal bioscaffold is a porous material that would not only provide a three-dimensional structure for the regeneration of natural tissue, but also degrade gradually and, eventually be replaced by the natural tissue completely. Among various material choices the nano-macro dual porous BG appears as the most promising candidate for bioscaffold applications. Here macropores facilitate tissue growth while nanopores control degradation and enhance cell response. The surface area, which controls the degradation of scaffold can also be tuned by changing the nanopore size. However, fabrication of such 3D structure with desirable nano and macro pores has remained challenging. In this dissertation, sol-gel process combined with spinodal decomposition or polymer sponge replication method has been developed to fabricate the nano-macro porous BG scaffolds. Macropores up to 100microm are created by freezing polymer induced spinodal structure through sol-gel transition, while larger macropores (>200um) of predetermined size are obtained by the polymer sponge replication technique. The size of nanopores, which are inherent to the sol-gel method of glass fabrication, has been tailored using several approaches: Before gel point, small nanopores are generated using acid catalyst that leads to weakly-branched polymer-like network. On the other hand, larger nanopores are created with the base-catalyzed gel with highly-branched cluster-like structure. After the gel point, the nanostructure can be further modified by manipulating the sintering temperature and/or the ammonia concentration used in the solvent exchange process. Although both techniques lower the surface area of BG scaffolds, the temperature-dependent sintering process closes nanopores through densification, while the concentration-dependent solvent exchange process enlarges nanopores through Ostwald-ripening type coarsening. Therefore, nanopore size and surface area of BG scaffold are independently controlled using these methods. In vitro cell and in vivo animal tissue responses have been investigated to evaluate the performance of the nano-macro porous BG scaffold. The cells are found to migrate and penetrate deep into the 3D nano-macro porous structure, while exhibiting excellent adhesion to the bioscaffold surface. Importantly, the new tissue with both blood vessels and collagen fibers is formed deep inside the implanted scaffolds without obvious inflammatory reaction. Furthermore, our observations show biological benefits of the nanopores in the BG scaffold. In comparison to BG scaffold without nanopores, cells migrate and penetrate into nano-macro dual-porous BG scaffold faster and deeper mainly because of the increase of surface area. To study the effect of nanopore topography, we fabricated BG scaffolds with the same surface area but different nanopore sizes. It is found that the initial cell attachment is significantly enhanced on the BG scaffold with the same surface area but smaller nanopores size, indicating that the nanopore topography strongly influences the performance of BG scaffold. In conclusion, the present results demonstrate most clearly the usefulness of our nano-macro dual-porous BG as a novel and superior 3D bioscaffold for regenerative medicine and hard tissue engineering.

  4. Bioactive borosilicate glass scaffolds: in vitro degradation and bioactivity behaviors

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    Xin Liu; Wenhai Huang; Hailuo Fu; Aihua Yao; Deping Wang; Haobo Pan; William W. Lu; Xinquan Jiang; Xiuli Zhang

    2009-01-01

    Bioactive borosilicate glass scaffolds with the pores of several hundred micrometers and a competent compressive strength\\u000a were prepared through replication method. The in vitro degradation and bioactivity behaviors of the scaffolds have been investigated by immersing the scaffolds statically in diluted\\u000a phosphate solution at 37°C, up to 360 h. To monitor the degradation progress of the scaffolds, the amount of leaching elements

  5. Bioactive borosilicate glass scaffolds: improvement on the strength of glass-based scaffolds for tissue engineering

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    Xin Liu; Wenhai Huang; Hailuo Fu; Aihua Yao; Deping Wang; Haobo Pan; William W. Lu

    2009-01-01

    Three-dimensional macroporous scaffolds with the pore size of 200–500 ?m were fabricated by replication method using bioactive\\u000a borosilicate glass from Na2O–K2O–MgO–CaO–SiO2–P2O5–B2O3 system. The effects of the strength of the strut in reticulated scaffold, as well as the geometrical parameter of the scaffold\\u000a on the strength of reticulated scaffold were investigated. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD)\\u000a results show that

  6. Effects of Bioactive Glass Scaffold and BMP-2 in Segmental Defects Wai-Ching Liu1

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    Zhou, Yaoqi

    Effects of Bioactive Glass Scaffold and BMP-2 in Segmental Defects Wai-Ching Liu1 , Irina S. Robu1 a challenge in orthopaedics. We have demonstrated the feasibility of a biodegradable load-bearing scaffold osteoconduction observed with the PPF/TCP scaffold itself. Furthermore, a recent review on BMP-2 revealed greater

  7. Bioactive glass scaffolds for bone tissue engineering: state of the art and future perspectives

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    Qiang Fu; Eduardo Saiz; Mohamed N. Rahaman; Antoni P. Tomsia

    2011-01-01

    The repair and regeneration of large bone defects resulting from disease or trauma remains a significant clinical challenge. Bioactive glass has appealing characteristics as a scaffold material for bone tissue engineering, but the application of glass scaffolds for the repair of load-bearing bone defects is often limited by their low mechanical strength and fracture toughness. This paper provides an overview

  8. Bioactive glass scaffolds for bone tissue engineering: state of the art and future perspectives

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    Fu, Qiang; Saiz, Eduardo; Rahaman, Mohamed N.; Tomsia, Antoni P.

    2011-01-01

    The repair and regeneration of large bone defects resulting from disease or trauma remains a significant clinical challenge. Bioactive glass has appealing characteristics as a scaffold material for bone tissue engineering, but the application of glass scaffolds for the repair of load-bearing bone defects is often limited by their low mechanical strength and fracture toughness. This paper provides an overview of recent developments in the fabrication and mechanical properties of bioactive glass scaffolds. The review reveals the fact that mechanical strength is not a real limiting factor in the use of bioactive glass scaffolds for bone repair, an observation not often recognized by most researchers and clinicians. Scaffolds with compressive strengths comparable to those of trabecular and cortical bones have been produced by a variety of methods. The current limitations of bioactive glass scaffolds include their low fracture toughness (low resistance to fracture) and limited mechanical reliability, which have so far received little attention. Future research directions should include the development of strong and tough bioactive glass scaffolds, and their evaluation in unloaded and load-bearing bone defects in animal models. PMID:21912447

  9. Fabrication of 13-93 bioactive glass scaffolds for bone tissue engineering using indirect selective laser sintering

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    Krishna C. R. Kolan; Ming C. Leu; Gregory E. Hilmas; Roger F. Brown; Mariano Velez

    2011-01-01

    Bioactive glasses are promising materials for bone scaffolds due to their ability to assist in tissue regeneration. When implanted in vivo, bioactive glasses can convert into hydroxyapatite, the main mineral constituent of human bone, and form a strong bond with the surrounding tissues, thus providing an advantage over polymer scaffold materials. Bone scaffold fabrication using additive manufacturing techniques can provide

  10. Biomimetic formation of apatite on the surface of porous gelatin/bioactive glass nanocomposite scaffolds

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    Mozafari, Masoud; Rabiee, Mohammad; Azami, Mahmoud; Maleknia, Saied

    2010-12-01

    There have been several attempts to combine bioactive glasses (BaGs) with biodegradable polymers to create a scaffold material with excellent biocompatibility, bioactivity, biodegradability and toughness. In the present study, the nanocomposite scaffolds with compositions based on gelatin (Gel) and BaG nanoparticles in the ternary SiO 2-CaO-P 2O 5 system were prepared. In vitro evaluations of the nanocomposite scaffolds were performed, and for investigating their bioactive capacity these scaffolds were soaked in a simulated body fluid (SBF) at different time intervals. The scaffolds showed significant enhancement in bioactivity within few days of immersion in SBF solution. The apatite formation at the surface of the nanocomposite samples confirmed by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) and X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) analyses. In vitro experiments with osteoblast cells indicated an appropriate penetration of the cells into the scaffold's pores, and also the continuous increase in cell aggregation on the bioactive scaffolds with increase in the incubation time demonstrated the ability of the scaffolds to support cell growth. The SEM observations revealed that the prepared scaffolds were porous with three dimensional (3D) and interconnected microstructure, pore size was 200-500 ?m and the porosity was 72-86%. The nanocomposite scaffold made from Gel and BaG nanoparticles could be considered as a highly bioactive and potential bone tissue engineering implant.

  11. Feasibility, tailoring and properties of polyurethane\\/bioactive glass composite scaffolds for tissue engineering

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    Francesco Baino; Enrica Verné; Chiara Vitale-Brovarone

    2009-01-01

    This research work aims to propose highly porous polymer\\/bioactive glass composites as potential scaffolds for hard-tissue\\u000a and soft-tissue engineering. The scaffolds were prepared by impregnating an open-cells polyurethane sponge with melt-derived\\u000a particles of a bioactive glass belonging to the SiO2–P2O5–CaO–MgO–Na2O–K2O system (CEL2). Both the starting materials and the composite scaffolds were investigated from a morphological and structural\\u000a viewpoint by X-ray

  12. Mechanical property evaluation of porous 13-93 Bioactive Glass and GL1550 Borate Glass 3D scaffolds D. Li, A. Scully, and T. M. G. Chu

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    Zhou, Yaoqi

    -glass (A) and GL1550 borate bioactive-glass (B) powders, at different sintering temperatures, and with (failure, Pb) of scaffolds made from 13-93 bioactive- glass and GL1550 bioactive-glass powders are compared coating are related to mechanical properties to find the optimal heat treatment procedures and polymer

  13. Development of biodegradable polyurethane and bioactive glass nanoparticles scaffolds for bone tissue engineering applications.

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    de Oliveira, Agda Aline Rocha; de Carvalho, Sandhra Maria; Leite, Maria de Fátima; Oréfice, Rodrigo Lambert; Pereira, Marivalda de Magalhães

    2012-07-01

    The development of polymer/bioactive glass has been recognized as a strategy to improve the mechanical behavior of bioactive glass-based materials. Several studies have reported systems based on bioactive glass/biopolymer composites. In this study, we developed a composite system based on bioactive glass nanoparticles (BGNP), obtained by a modified Stöber method. We also developed a new chemical route to obtain aqueous dispersive biodegradable polyurethane. The production of polyurethane/BGNP scaffolds intending to combine biocompatibility, mechanical, and physical properties in a material designed for tissue engineering applications. The composites obtained were characterized by structural, biological, and mechanical tests. The films presented 350% of deformation and the foams presented pore structure and mechanical properties adequate to support cell growth and proliferation. The materials presented good cell viability and hydroxyapatite layer formation upon immersion in simulated body fluid. PMID:22566477

  14. Three-dimensional printing of strontium-containing mesoporous bioactive glass scaffolds for bone regeneration.

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    Zhang, Jianhua; Zhao, Shichang; Zhu, Yufang; Huang, Yinjun; Zhu, Min; Tao, Cuilian; Zhang, Changqing

    2014-05-01

    In this study, we fabricated strontium-containing mesoporous bioactive glass (Sr-MBG) scaffolds with controlled architecture and enhanced mechanical strength using a three-dimensional (3-D) printing technique. The study showed that Sr-MBG scaffolds had uniform interconnected macropores and high porosity, and their compressive strength was ?170 times that of polyurethane foam templated MBG scaffolds. The physicochemical and biological properties of Sr-MBG scaffolds were evaluated by ion dissolution, apatite-forming ability and proliferation, alkaline phosphatase activity, osteogenic expression and extracelluar matrix mineralization of osteoblast-like cells MC3T3-E1. The results showed that Sr-MBG scaffolds exhibited a slower ion dissolution rate and more significant potential to stabilize the pH environment with increasing Sr substitution. Importantly, Sr-MBG scaffolds possessed good apatite-forming ability, and stimulated osteoblast cells' proliferation and differentiation. Using dexamethasone as a model drug, Sr-MBG scaffolds also showed a sustained drug delivery property for use in local drug delivery therapy, due to their mesoporous structure. Therefore, the 3-D printed Sr-MBG scaffolds combined the advantages of Sr-MBG such as good bone-forming bioactivity, controlled ion release and drug delivery and enhanced mechanical strength, and had potential application in bone regeneration. PMID:24412143

  15. Periodontal Regeneration Using Strontium-Loaded Mesoporous Bioactive Glass Scaffolds in Osteoporotic Rats

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    Zhang, Yufeng; Wei, Lingfei; Wu, Chengtie; Miron, Richard J.

    2014-01-01

    Recent studies demonstrate that the rate of periodontal breakdown significantly increased in patients compromised from both periodontal disease and osteoporosis. One pharmacological agent used for their treatment is strontium renalate due to its simultaneous ability to increase bone formation and halt bone resorption. The aim of the present study was to achieve periodontal regeneration of strontium-incorporated mesoporous bioactive glass (Sr-MBG) scaffolds in an osteoporotic animal model carried out by bilateral ovariectomy (OVX). 15 female Wistar rats were randomly assigned to three groups: control unfilled periodontal defects, 2) MBG alone and 3) Sr-MBG scaffolds. 10 weeks after OVX, bilateral fenestration defects were created at the buccal aspect of the first mandibular molar and assessed by micro-CT and histomorphometric analysis after 28 days. Periodontal fenestration defects treated with Sr-MBG scaffolds showed greater new bone formation (46.67%) when compared to MBG scaffolds (39.33%) and control unfilled samples (17.50%). The number of TRAP-positive osteoclasts was also significantly reduced in defects receiving Sr-MBG scaffolds. The results from the present study suggest that Sr-MBG scaffolds may provide greater periondontal regeneration. Clinical studies are required to fully characterize the possible beneficial effect of Sr-releasing scaffolds for patients suffering from a combination of both periodontal disease and osteoporosis. PMID:25116811

  16. Hybrid macroporous gelatin/bioactive-glass/nanosilver scaffolds with controlled degradation behavior and antimicrobial activity for bone tissue engineering.

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    Yazdimamaghani, M; Vashaee, D; Assefa, S; Walker, K J; Madihally, S V; Köhler, G A; Tayebi, L

    2014-06-01

    A new composition of gelatin/bioactive-glass/silver nanoparticle was synthesized and employed to prepare antibacterial macroporous scaffolds with potential applications in bone tissue engineering. A set of macroporous nanocomposite scaffolds were developed from an aqueous solution of gelatin by freeze-drying and crosslinking using genipin at ambient temperature. Silver nanoparticles were successfully synthesized in situ in gelatin solution by heat treatment reduction as a simple and "green" method in which gelatin acted as a natural reducing and stabilizing agent. The effect of the incorporation of the bioactive-glass and the silver nanoparticle concentration on the physicochemical properties of the scaffolds, such as the gel fraction, porosity, in vitro enzyme degradation, morphology, and swelling behavior was studied. Furthermore, the in vitro viability of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSC) and the antibacterial activity against gram-negative Escherichia coli and gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus were tested on the scaffolds. It was found that upon the addition of silver nanoparticles the porosity, pore size, swelling, and antibacterial properties were enhanced. The silver nanoparticles increased the in vitro enzyme degradation in samples without bioactive-glass; however, the degradation was remarkably reduced by addition of bioactive-glass. In addition, formation of apatite particles, the main inorganic constituent of the bone, on the surface of the bioactive-glass containing scaffolds were confirmed after immersion in simulated body fluid (SBF). The viability of hMSC on the scaffold suggested that gelatin/bioactive-glass/nanosilver scaffolds can be used as an antibacterial scaffolds. PMID:24749388

  17. Enhancement mechanisms of graphene in nano-58S bioactive glass scaffold: mechanical and biological performance

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    Gao, Chengde; Liu, Tingting; Shuai, Cijun; Peng, Shuping

    2014-01-01

    Graphene is a novel material and currently popular as an enabler for the next-generation nanocomposites. Here, we report the use of graphene to improve the mechanical properties of nano-58S bioactive glass for bone repair and regeneration. And the composite scaffolds were fabricated by a homemade selective laser sintering system. Qualitative and quantitative analysis demonstrated the successful incorporation of graphene into the scaffold without obvious structural damage and weight loss. The optimum compressive strength and fracture toughness reached 48.65 ± 3.19?MPa and 1.94 ± 0.10?MPa·m1/2 with graphene content of 0.5?wt%, indicating significant improvements by 105% and 38% respectively. The mechanisms of pull-out, crack bridging, crack deflection and crack tip shielding were found to be responsible for the mechanical enhancement. Simulated body fluid and cell culture tests indicated favorable bioactivity and biocompatibility of the composite scaffold. The results suggest a great potential of graphene/nano-58S composite scaffold for bone tissue engineering applications. PMID:24736662

  18. Bone regeneration in strong porous bioactive glass (13–93) scaffolds with an oriented microstructure implanted in rat calvarial defects

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    Liu, Xin; Rahaman, Mohamed N.; Fu, Qiang

    2012-01-01

    There is a need for synthetic bone graft substitutes to repair large bone defects resulting from trauma, malignancy, and congenital diseases. Bioactive glass has attractive properties as a scaffold material but factors that influence its ability to regenerate bone in vivo are not well understood. In the present work, the ability of strong porous scaffolds of 13–93 bioactive glass with an oriented microstructure to regenerate bone was evaluated in vivo using a rat calvarial defect model. Scaffolds with an oriented microstructure of columnar pores (porosity = 50%; pore diameter = 50–150 µm) showed mostly osteoconductive bone regeneration, and new bone formation, normalized to the available pore area (volume) of the scaffolds, increased from 37% at 12 weeks to 55% at 24 weeks. Scaffolds of the same glass with a trabecular microstructure (porosity = 80%; pore width = 100–500 µm), used as the positive control, showed bone regeneration in the pores of 25% and 46% at 12 and 24 weeks, respectively. The brittle mechanical response of the as-fabricated scaffolds changed markedly to an elasto-plastic response in vivo at both implantation times. These results indicate that both groups of 13–93 bioactive glass scaffolds could potentially be used to repair large bone defects, but scaffolds with the oriented microstructure could also be considered for the repair of loaded bone. PMID:22922251

  19. Significant degradability enhancement in multilayer coating of polycaprolactone-bioactive glass/gelatin-bioactive glass on magnesium scaffold for tissue engineering applications

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    Yazdimamaghani, Mostafa; Razavi, Mehdi; Vashaee, Daryoosh; Pothineni, Venkata Raveendra; Rajadas, Jayakumar; Tayebi, Lobat

    2015-05-01

    Magnesium (Mg) is a promising candidate to be used in medical products especially as bone tissue engineering scaffolds. The main challenge for using Mg in biomedical applications is its high degradation rate in the body. For this reason, in this study, a multilayer polymeric layer composed of polycaprolactone (PCL) and gelatin (Gel) reinforced with bioactive glass (BaG) particles has been applied on the surface of Mg scaffolds. The materials characteristics of uncoated Mg scaffold, Mg scaffold coated only with PCL-BaG and Mg scaffold coated with PCL-BaG and Gel-BaG have been analyzed and compared in detail. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) equipped with energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) were utilized for microstructural studies. In vitro bioactivity and biodegradation evaluations were carried out by submerging the scaffolds in simulated body fluid (SBF) at pre-determined time points. The results demonstrated that Mg scaffold coated with PCL-BaG and Gel-BaG exhibited significant improvement in biodegradability.

  20. Micro PIXE-RBS for the study of Sr release at bioactive glass scaffolds/biological medium interface

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    Lacroix, Joséphine; Lao, Jonathan; Nedelec, Jean-Marie; Jallot, Edouard

    2013-07-01

    Strontium is a very interesting element in bone regeneration as it can promote bone formation and limit bone resorption. Bone tissue engineering has a very high potential as a method for bone healing and it requires a 3D macroporous scaffold to serve as a support for cell growth. In that purpose, strontium containing bioactive glass foams made with the sol-gel foaming process are very promising scaffolds as they combine the high bioactivity of bioactive glasses, the beneficial effects of strontium on bone growth and a structure that would allow cell adhesion, cell invasion and vascularization. This paper reports the synthesis of such a material and its in vitro bioactivity study. The release of strontium ions from the material to the biological medium occurs quickly, as shown by ICP-AES results, with the delivery of quantities of Sr ions that should be adequate for bone regeneration. Ion microbeam techniques evidence a very specific behavior of strontium: it is rapidly removed from the inner part of the material but remains in the calcium phosphate layer that is deposited on the surface of the foam pores. It reveals the particular behavior of glass foams compared to other materials suitable for implantation like glass powders of same composition and highlights the interest of ion microbeam techniques in the study of strontium-containing bioactive glass scaffolds.

  1. A feasible approach toward bioactive glass nanofibers with tunable protein release kinetics for bone scaffolds.

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    Li, Yangyang; Li, Binbin; Xu, Gang; Ahmad, Zeeshan; Ren, Zhaohui; Dong, Yan; Li, Xiang; Weng, Wenjian; Han, Gaorong

    2014-10-01

    A range of fine bioactive glass (BG) fibers with different hydrolysis degree were synthesized via a sol-gel and electrospinning approach. Due to the increased water/TEOS ratio (X ratio) from 2 to 8, the SiOSi network integrity of BG fibers was dramatically enhanced. With a designed protein loading method using simulated body fluid (SBF)/bovine serum albumin (BSA) mixture solution, the tunable protein releasing was successfully achieved. The varied hydrolysis degree of BG fibers was found to induce distinctive releasing behavior. The protein release kinetics intends to present a more controlled and sustained manner with the decreased X ratio from 8 to 2, and such phenomenon is mainly attributed to the 'anchoring' effect of the crystalline apatite mineral layers formed at the fiber surface. This study has therefore offered another way of thinking in the investigation of feasible multifunctionalization strategies for bioactive glasses, and thus provided an impetus to the current research for future advanced BG scaffold materials. PMID:25174545

  2. Three-dimensional zinc incorporated borosilicate bioactive glass scaffolds for rodent critical-sized calvarial defects repair and regeneration.

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    Wang, Hui; Zhao, Shichang; Xiao, Wei; Cui, Xu; Huang, Wenhai; Rahaman, Mohamed N; Zhang, Changqing; Wang, Deping

    2015-06-01

    The biomaterials with high osteogenic ability are being intensively investigated. In this study, we evaluated the bioactivity and osteogenesis of BG-Zn scaffolds in vitro and in vivo with a rodent calvarial defects model. Zinc containing borosilicate bioactive glass was prepared by doping glass with 1.5, 5 and 10wt.% ZnO (denoted as BG-1.5Zn, BG-5Zn and BG-10Zn, respectively). When immersed in simulated body fluid, dopant ZnO retarded the degradation process, but did not affect the formation of hydroxyapatite (HA) after long-period soaking. BG-Zn scaffolds showed controlled release of Zn ions into the medium for over 8 weeks. Human bone marrow derived stem cells (hBMSCs) attached well on the BG-1.5Zn and BG-5Zn scaffolds, which exhibited no cytotoxicity to hBMSCs. In addition, the alkaline phosphatase activity of the hBMSCs increased with increasing dopant amount in the glass, while the BG-10Zn group showed over-dose of Zn. Furthermore, when implanted in rat calvarial defects for 8 weeks, the BG-5Zn scaffolds showed a significantly better capacity to regenerate bone tissue compared to the non-doping scaffolds. Generally, these results showed the BG-Zn scaffolds with high osteogenic capacity will be promising candidates using in bone tissue repair and regeneration. PMID:25912027

  3. Mesoporous bioactive glass surface modified poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) electrospun fibrous scaffold for bone regeneration

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    Chen, Shijie; Jian, Zhiyuan; Huang, Linsheng; Xu, Wei; Liu, Shaohua; Song, Dajiang; Wan, Zongmiao; Vaughn, Amanda; Zhan, Ruisen; Zhang, Chaoyue; Wu, Song; Hu, Minghua; Li, Jinsong

    2015-01-01

    A mesoporous bioactive glass (MBG) surface modified with poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) electrospun fibrous scaffold for bone regeneration was prepared by dip-coating a PLGA electrospun fibrous scaffold into MBG precursor solution. Different surface structures and properties were acquired by different coating times. Surface morphology, chemical composition, microstructure, pore size distribution, and hydrophilicity of the PLGA-MBG scaffold were characterized. Results of scanning electron microscopy indicated that MBG surface coating made the scaffold rougher with the increase of MBG content. Scaffolds after MBG modification possessed mesoporous architecture on the surface. The measurements of the water contact angles suggested that the incorporation of MBG into the PLGA scaffold improved the surface hydrophilicity. An energy dispersive spectrometer evidenced that calcium-deficient carbonated hydroxyapatite formed on the PLGA-MBG scaffolds after a 7-day immersion in simulated body fluid. In vitro studies showed that the incorporation of MBG favored cell proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells on the PLGA scaffolds. Moreover, the MBG surface-modified PLGA (PLGA-MBG) scaffolds were shown to be capable of providing the improved adsorption/release behaviors of bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2). It is very significant that PLGA-MBG scaffolds could be effective for BMP-2 delivery and bone regeneration.

  4. Development and effect of different bioactive silicate glass scaffolds: in vitro evaluation for use as a bone drug delivery system.

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    Soundrapandian, Chidambaram; Mahato, Arnab; Kundu, Biswanath; Datta, Someswar; Sa, Biswanath; Basu, Debebrata

    2014-12-01

    Local drug delivery systems to bone have attracted appreciable attention due to their efficacy to improve drug delivery, healing and regeneration. In this paper, development and characterization of new formulations of bioactive glass into a porous scaffold has been reported for its suitability to act as a drug delivery system in the management of bone infections, in vitro. Two new glass compositions based on SiO2-Na2O-ZnO-CaO-MgO-P2O5 system (BGZ and MBG) have been developed which after thorough chemical and phase evaluation, studied for acellular static in vitro bioactivity in SBF. Porous scaffolds made of these glasses have been fabricated and characterized thoroughly for bioactivity study, SEM, XRD, in vitro cytotoxicity, MTT assay and wound healing assay using human osteocarcoma cells. Finally, gatifloxacin was loaded into the porous scaffold by vacuum infiltration method and in vitro drug release kinetics have been studied with varying parameters including dissolution medium (PBS and SBF) and with/without impregnation chitosan. Suitable model has also been proposed for the kinetics. 63-66% porous and 5-50?m almost unimodal porous MBG and BGZ bioactive glass scaffolds were capable of releasing drugs successfully for 43 days at concentrations to treat orthopedic infections. In addition, it was also observed that the release of drug followed Peppas-Korsmeyer release pattern based on Fickian diffusion, while 0.5-1% chitosan coating on the scaffolds decreased the burst release and overall release of drug. The results also indicated that MBG based scaffolds were bioactive, biocompatible, noncytotoxic and exhibited excellent wound healing potential while BGZ was mildly cytotoxic with moderate wound healing potential. These results strongly suggest that MBG scaffolds appear to be a suitable bone drug delivery system in orthopedic infections treatment and as bone void fillers, but BGZ should be handled with caution or studied elaborately in detail further to ascertain and confirm the cytotoxic nature and wound healing potential of this glass. PMID:25190432

  5. Evaluation of bone regeneration, angiogenesis, and hydroxyapatite conversion in critical-sized rat calvarial defects implanted with bioactive glass scaffolds.

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    Bi, Lianxiang; Jung, Steve; Day, Delbert; Neidig, Katie; Dusevich, Vladimir; Eick, David; Bonewald, Lynda

    2012-12-01

    Bioactive glasses are biocompatible materials that convert to hydroxyapatite in vivo, and potentially support bone formation, but have mainly been available in particulate and not scaffold form. In this study, borosilicate and borate bioactive glass scaffolds were evaluated in critical-sized rat calvarial defects. Twelve-week-old rats were implanted with 45S5 silicate glass particles and scaffolds of 1393 silicate, 1393B1 borosilicate, and 1393B3 borate glass. After 12 weeks, the defects were harvested, stained with hematoxylin and eosin to evaluate bone regeneration, Periodic Acid Schiff to quantitate blood vessel area, and von Kossa and backscatter SEM to estimate newly mineralized bone and hydroxyapatite conversion of bioactive glasses. The amount of new bone was 12.4% for 45S5, 8.5% for 1393, 9.7% for 1393B1, and 14.9% for 1393B3 (*p = 0.04; cf. 1393 and 1393B1). Blood vessel area was significantly higher (p = 0.009) with 45S5 (3.8%), with no differences among 1393 (2.0%), 1393B1 (2.4%), or 1393B3 (2.2%). Percent von Kossa-positive area was 18.7% for 45S5, 25.4% for 1393, 29.5% for 1393B1, and 30.1% for 1393B3, significantly higher (p = 0.014) in 1393B1 and 1393B3 glasses than in 45S5. 45S5 and 1393B3 converted completely to HA in vivo. The 1393B3 glass provided greater bone formation and may be more promising for bone defect repair due to its capacity to be molded into scaffolds. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Biomed Mater Res Part A 100A:3267-3275, 2012. PMID:22733586

  6. In vitro and in vivo osteogenic potential of bioactive glass-PVA hybrid scaffolds colonized by mesenchymal stem cells.

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    Gomide, Viviane S; Zonari, Alessandra; Ocarino, Natalia M; Goes, Alfredo M; Serakides, Rogéria; Pereira, Marivalda M

    2012-02-01

    Bioactive glass/polymer composites are promising materials for bone tissue engineering. The present research group has developed porous hybrid scaffolds comprised of 50% polyvinyl alcohol/50% bioactive glass with a 70%SiO(2)-30%CaO composition. Prior studies have also shown the adequate structural and mechanical behavior of these scaffolds. As such, the present study investigates the in vitro and in vivo osteogenic potential of the scaffold, using mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) from the bone marrow of female rats. MTT, alkaline phosphatase activity, collagen secretion and Von Kossa staining were conducted to evaluate the differentiation ability of MSC in an osteogenic medium. The in vitro results indicate an increase in both cell proliferation and osteogenic differentiation when the hybrid material is present. Von Kossa staining showed a progressive increase in mineralization nodules, coupled with time differentiation. For the in vivo evaluation, three groups were studied: (1) group implanted with the hybrid scaffold, (2) group implanted with scaffold colonized by non-differentiated MSC and (3) group implanted with scaffold colonized by differentiated MSC. The scaffolds were subcutaneously implanted on the back of Wistar rats for 1-8 weeks, and histological and histomorphometric analyses were performed. The tissue ingrowth proved to be higher in the groups colonized by MSC in the first week. In the second week, only the hybrid colonized by differentiated MSC presented a larger percentage of connective tissue. In the third, fourth and eighth weeks, all groups presented 70% of the hybrid scaffold filled with tissue. However, only the group with differentiated MSC presented some form of osteoid tissue, indicating that the hybrid scaffold with differentiated MSC does indeed present osteogenic potential. PMID:22260840

  7. Bioactive glass in tissue engineering

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    Rahaman, Mohamed N.; Day, Delbert E.; Bal, B. Sonny; Fu, Qiang; Jung, Steven B.; Bonewald, Lynda F.; Tomsia, Antoni P.

    2011-01-01

    This review focuses on recent advances in the development and use of bioactive glass for tissue engineering applications. Despite its inherent brittleness, bioactive glass has several appealing characteristics as a scaffold material for bone tissue engineering. New bioactive glasses based on borate and borosilicate compositions have shown the ability to enhance new bone formation when compared to silicate bioactive glass. Borate-based bioactive glasses also have controllable degradation rates, so the degradation of the bioactive glass implant can be more closely matched to the rate of new bone formation. Bioactive glasses can be doped with trace quantities of elements such as Cu, Zn and Sr, which are known to be beneficial for healthy bone growth. In addition to the new bioactive glasses, recent advances in biomaterials processing have resulted in the creation of scaffold architectures with a range of mechanical properties suitable for the substitution of loaded as well as non-loaded bone. While bioactive glass has been extensively investigated for bone repair, there has been relatively little research on the application of bioactive glass to the repair of soft tissues. However, recent work has shown the ability of bioactive glass to promote angiogenesis, which is critical to numerous applications in tissue regeneration, such as neovascularization for bone regeneration and the healing of soft tissue wounds. Bioactive glass has also been shown to enhance neocartilage formation during in vitro culture of chondrocyte-seeded hydrogels, and to serve as a subchondral substrate for tissue-engineered osteochondral constructs. Methods used to manipulate the structure and performance of bioactive glass in these tissue engineering applications are analyzed. PMID:21421084

  8. Three-dimensional printed strontium-containing mesoporous bioactive glass scaffolds for repairing rat critical-sized calvarial defects.

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    Zhao, Shichang; Zhang, Jianhua; Zhu, Min; Zhang, Yadong; Liu, Zhongtang; Tao, Cuilian; Zhu, Yufang; Zhang, Changqing

    2015-01-01

    The development of a new generation of biomaterials with high osteogenic ability for fast osseointegration with host bone is being intensively investigated. In this study, we have fabricated three-dimensional (3-D) strontium-containing mesoporous bioactive glass (Sr-MBG) scaffolds by a 3-D printing technique. Sr-MBG scaffolds showed uniform interconnected macropores (?400?m), high porosity (?70%) and enhanced compressive strength (8.67±1.74MPa). Using MBG scaffolds as a control, the biological properties of Sr-MBG scaffolds were evaluated by apatite-forming ability, adhesion, proliferation, alkaline phosphatase activity and osteogenic gene expression of osteoblast-like cells MC3T3-E1. Furthermore, Sr-MBG scaffolds were used to repair critical-sized rat calvarial defects. The results showed that Sr-MBG scaffolds possessed good apatite-forming ability and stimulated MC3T3-E1 cell proliferation and differentiation. Importantly, the in vivo results revealed that Sr-MBG scaffolds had good osteogenic capability and stimulated new blood vessel formation in critical-sized rat calvarial defects within 8 weeks. Therefore, 3-D printed Sr-MBG scaffolds with favorable pore structure and high osteogenic ability have more potential applications in bone regeneration. PMID:25449915

  9. Characterizing the hierarchical structures of bioactive sol-gel silicate glass and hybrid scaffolds for bone regeneration.

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    Martin, R A; Yue, S; Hanna, J V; Lee, P D; Newport, R J; Smith, M E; Jones, J R

    2012-03-28

    Bone is the second most widely transplanted tissue after blood. Synthetic alternatives are needed that can reduce the need for transplants and regenerate bone by acting as active temporary templates for bone growth. Bioactive glasses are one of the most promising bone replacement/regeneration materials because they bond to existing bone, are degradable and stimulate new bone growth by the action of their dissolution products on cells. Sol-gel-derived bioactive glasses can be foamed to produce interconnected macropores suitable for tissue ingrowth, particularly cell migration and vascularization and cell penetration. The scaffolds fulfil many of the criteria of an ideal synthetic bone graft, but are not suitable for all bone defect sites because they are brittle. One strategy for improving toughness of the scaffolds without losing their other beneficial properties is to synthesize inorganic/organic hybrids. These hybrids have polymers introduced into the sol-gel process so that the organic and inorganic components interact at the molecular level, providing control over mechanical properties and degradation rates. However, a full understanding of how each feature or property of the glass and hybrid scaffolds affects cellular response is needed to optimize the materials and ensure long-term success and clinical products. This review focuses on the techniques that have been developed for characterizing the hierarchical structures of sol-gel glasses and hybrids, from atomic-scale amorphous networks, through the covalent bonding between components in hybrids and nanoporosity, to quantifying open macroporous networks of the scaffolds. Methods for non-destructive in situ monitoring of degradation and bioactivity mechanisms of the materials are also included. PMID:22349249

  10. Osteoinductive fibrous scaffolds of biopolymer/mesoporous bioactive glass nanocarriers with excellent bioactivity and long-term delivery of osteogenic drug.

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    El-Fiqi, Ahmed; Kim, Joong-Hyun; Kim, Hae-Won

    2015-01-21

    Designing scaffolds with bioactive composition and long-term drug delivery capacity is a promising method to improve the therapeutic efficacy in bone regeneration. Herein, electrospun fibrous scaffolds of polycaprolactone-gelatin incorporating mesoporous bioactive glass nanoparticles (mBGn) were proposed to be excellent matrix platforms for bone tissue engineering. In particular, the mBGn were loaded with osteogenic drug Dexamethasone (DEX) to elicit additional therapeutic potential. The mBGn-added fiber scaffolds demonstrated excellent properties, including improved mechanical tensile strength, elasticity, and hydrophilicity compared to pure biopolymer matrix. The scaffolds could release substantial amounts of calcium and silicate ions. The loading of DEX onto mBGn was as high as 63%, that is, 0.63 mg DEX loaded per 1 mg of mBGn, demonstrating an effective nanodepot role of the mBGn. The release of DEX from the mBGn-added fiber scaffolds was highly sustainable, profiling an almost linear release kinetics up to the test period of 28 days, after a rapid initial release of ?30% within 24 h. The proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of stem cells derived from periodontal ligament were significantly improved by the mBGn incorporation and synergistically stimulated with DEX loading, as confirmed by both direct and indirect cultures. The effects on bone regeneration in vivo, as analyzed by microcomputed tomography and histological stains in a rat calvarium model over 6 weeks, were substantial with the mBGn incorporation and even better with DEX loading, evidencing the osteogenic effects of the drug-eluting nanocomposite fiber scaffolds in bone formation. The current scaffolds with bone-bioactive composition and drug delivery capacity may be potentially useful for bone regeneration as novel osteogenic matrices. PMID:25531645

  11. Toughening and functionalization of bioactive ceramic and glass bone scaffolds by biopolymer coatings and infiltration: a review of the last 5 years.

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    Philippart, Anahí; Boccaccini, Aldo R; Fleck, Claudia; Schubert, Dirk W; Roether, Judith A

    2015-01-01

    Inorganic scaffolds with high interconnected porosity based on bioactive glasses and ceramics are prime candidates for applications in bone tissue engineering. These materials however exhibit relatively low fracture strength and high brittleness. A simple and effective approach to improve the toughness is to combine the basic scaffold structure with polymer coatings or through the formation of interpenetrating polymer-bioactive ceramic microstructures. The polymeric phase can additionally serve as a carrier for growth factors and therapeutic drugs, thus adding biological functionalities. The present paper reviews the state-of-the art in the field of polymer coated and infiltrated bioactive inorganic scaffolds. Based on the notable combination of bioactivity, improved mechanical properties and drug or growth factor delivery capability, this scaffold type is a candidate for bone and osteochondral regeneration strategies. Remaining challenges for the improvement of the materials are discussed and opportunities to broaden the application potential of this scaffold type are also highlighted. PMID:25331196

  12. Characterization of zinc-releasing three-dimensional bioactive glass scaffolds and their effect on human adipose stem cell proliferation and osteogenic differentiation.

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    Haimi, Suvi; Gorianc, Giada; Moimas, Loredana; Lindroos, Bettina; Huhtala, Heini; Räty, Sari; Kuokkanen, Hannu; Sándor, George K; Schmid, Chiara; Miettinen, Susanna; Suuronen, Riitta

    2009-10-01

    While the addition of zinc ions to bioactive ceramics has been shown to enhance the proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of osteoblast-like cells, contradictory results have been found. Therefore, the effect of zinc-releasing ceramics on cell proliferation and differentiation into osteogenic lineages requires further clarification. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of zinc addition on the degradation profile of three-dimensional bioactive glass scaffold, and on the proliferation and osteogenesis of human adipose stem cells (hASCs) in these scaffolds. Bioactive glass scaffolds containing Na(2)O, K(2)O, MgO, CaO, B(2)O(3), TiO(2), P(2)O(5) and SiO(2) were prepared. The degradation was evaluated by weight loss measurement, scanning electron microscopy and elemental analysis. The degradation profile of bioactive glass was shown to slow down with the addition of zinc. Qualitative live/dead staining showed that zinc addition to bioactive glass inhibits cell spreading and proliferation of hASCs. However, zinc addition had no significant effect on DNA content, alkaline phosphatase activity and osteopontin concentration of hASCs when measured quantitatively. Our results suggest that the possible stimulatory effect of addition of zinc on hASC proliferation and osteogenesis was not detected because addition of zinc slowed down the degradation rate of the studied bioactive glass scaffolds. PMID:19428318

  13. Effects of chitosan and bioactive glass modifications of knitted and rolled polylactide-based 96/4?L/D scaffolds on chondrogenic differentiation of adipose stem cells.

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    Ahtiainen, Katja; Sippola, Laura; Nurminen, Manu; Mannerström, Bettina; Haimi, Suvi; Suuronen, Riitta; Hyttinen, Jari; Ylikomi, Timo; Kellomäki, Minna; Miettinen, Susanna

    2015-01-01

    The performance of biodegradable knitted and rolled 3-dimensional (3D) polylactide-based 96/4 scaffolds modified with bioactive glass (BaG) 13-93, chitosan and both was compared with regard to the viability, proliferation and chondrogenic differentiation of rabbit adipose stem cells (ASCs). Scaffold porosities were determined by micro-computed tomography (?CT). Water absorption and degradation of scaffolds were studied during 28-day hydrolysis in Tris-buffer. Viability, number and differentiation of ASCs in PLA96/4 scaffolds were examined in vitro. The dimensions of the scaffolds were maintained during hydrolysis and mass loss was detected only in the BaG13-93 containing scaffolds. ASCs adhered and proliferated on each scaffold type. Cell aggregation and expression of chondral matrix components improved in all scaffold types in chondrogenic medium. Signs of hypertrophy were detected in the modified scaffolds but not in the plain PLA96/4 scaffold. Chondrogenic differentiation was most enhanced in the presence of chitosan. These findings indicate that the plain P scaffold provided a good 3D-matrix for ASC proliferation whereas the addition of chitosan to the PLA96/4 scaffold induced chondrogenic differentiation independent of the medium. Accordingly, a PLA96/4 scaffold modified by chitosan could provide a functional and bioactive basis for tissue-engineered chondral implants. PMID:23086809

  14. Synthesis and Characterization of Poly(lactic-co-glycolic) Acid Nanoparticles-Loaded Chitosan/Bioactive Glass Scaffolds as a Localized Delivery System in the Bone Defects

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    Nazemi, K.; Moztarzadeh, F.; Jalali, N.; Asgari, S.; Mozafari, M.

    2014-01-01

    The functionality of tissue engineering scaffolds can be enhanced by localized delivery of appropriate biological macromolecules incorporated within biodegradable nanoparticles. In this research, chitosan/58S-bioactive glass (58S-BG) containing poly(lactic-co-glycolic) acid (PLGA) nanoparticles has been prepared and then characterized. The effects of further addition of 58S-BG on the structure of scaffolds have been investigated to optimize the characteristics of the scaffolds for bone tissue engineering applications. The results showed that the scaffolds had high porosity with open pores. It was also shown that the porosity decreased with increasing 58S-BG content. Furthermore, the PLGA nanoparticles were homogenously distributed within the scaffolds. According to the obtained results, the nanocomposites could be considered as highly bioactive bone tissue engineering scaffolds with the potential of localized delivery of biological macromolecules. PMID:24949477

  15. Three-dimensional printing of hierarchical and tough mesoporous bioactive glass scaffolds with a controllable pore architecture, excellent mechanical strength and mineralization ability.

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    Wu, Chengtie; Luo, Yongxiang; Cuniberti, Gianaurelio; Xiao, Yin; Gelinsky, Michael

    2011-06-01

    New generation biomaterials for bone regeneration should be highly bioactive, resorbable and mechanically strong. Mesoporous bioactive glass (MBG), a novel bioactive material, has been used to study bone regeneration due to its excellent bioactivity, degradation and drug delivery ability, however, the construction of three-dimensional (3-D) MBG scaffolds (as for other bioactive inorganic scaffolds) for bone regeneration remains a significant challenge due to their inherent brittleness and low strength. In this brief communication we report a new facile method to prepare hierarchical and multifunctional MBG scaffolds with a controllable pore architecture, excellent mechanical strength and mineralization ability for application in bone regeneration by a modified 3-D printing technique using polyvinylalcohol (PVA) as a binder. The method provides a new way to solve commonly existing issues for inorganic scaffold materials, for example, uncontrollable pore architectures, low strength, high brittleness and the requirement for a second sintering at high temperature. The 3-D printed MBG scaffolds obtained possess a high mechanical strength about 200 times that of traditional polyurethane foam templated MBG scaffolds. They have a highly controllable pore architecture, excellent apatite mineralization ability and sustained drug delivery properties. Our study indicates that 3-D printed MBG scaffolds may be an excellent candidate for bone regeneration. PMID:21402182

  16. Evaluation of 3D nano–macro porous bioactive glass scaffold for hard tissue engineering

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    S. Wang; M. M. Falk; A. Rashad; M. M. Saad; A. C. Marques; R. M. Almeida; M. K. Marei; H. Jain

    2011-01-01

    Recently, nano–macro dual-porous, three-dimensional (3D) glass structures were developed for use as bioscaffolds for hard\\u000a tissue regeneration, but there have been concerns regarding the interconnectivity and homogeneity of nanopores in the scaffolds,\\u000a as well as the cytotoxicity of the environment deep inside due to limited fluid access. Therefore, mercury porosimetry, nitrogen\\u000a absorption, and TEM have been used to characterize nanopore

  17. Bioactive borate glass scaffolds: in vitro and in vivo evaluation for use as a drug delivery system in the treatment of bone infection

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    Xin Liu; Zongping Xie; Changqing Zhang; Haobo Pan; Mohamed N. Rahaman; Xin Zhang; Qiang Fu; Wenhai Huang

    2010-01-01

    The objective of this work was to evaluate borate bioactive glass scaffolds (with a composition in the system Na2O–K2O–MgO–CaO–B2O3–P2O5) as devices for the release of the drug Vancomycin in the treatment of bone infection. A solution of ammonium phosphate,\\u000a with or without dissolved Vancomycin, was used to bond borate glass particles into the shape of pellets. The in vitro degradation

  18. The effects of 3D bioactive glass scaffolds and BMP-2 on bone formation in rat femoral critical size defects and adjacent bones.

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    Liu, Wai-Ching; Robu, Irina S; Patel, Rikin; Leu, Ming C; Velez, Mariano; Chu, Tien-Min Gabriel

    2014-08-01

    Reconstruction of critical size defects in the load-bearing area has long been a challenge in orthopaedics. In the past, we have demonstrated the feasibility of using a biodegradable load-sharing scaffold fabricated from poly(propylene fumarate)/tricalcium phosphate (PPF/TCP) loaded with bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) to successfully induce healing in those defects. However, there is limited osteoconduction observed with the PPF/TCP scaffold itself. For this reason, 13-93 bioactive glass scaffolds with local BMP-2 delivery were investigated in this study for inducing segmental defect repairs in a load-bearing region. Furthermore, a recent review on BMP-2 revealed greater risks in radiculitis, ectopic bone formation, osteolysis and poor global outcome in association with the use of BMP-2 for spinal fusion. We also evaluated the potential side effects of locally delivered BMP-2 on the structures of adjacent bones. Therefore, cylindrical 13-93 glass scaffolds were fabricated by indirect selective laser sintering with side holes on the cylinder filled with dicalcium phosphate dehydrate as a BMP-2 carrier. The scaffolds were implanted into critical size defects created in rat femurs with and without 10 ?g of BMP-2. The x-ray and micro-CT results showed that a bridging callus was found as soon as three weeks and progressed gradually in the BMP group while minimal bone formation was observed in the control group. Degradation of the scaffolds was noted in both groups. Stiffness, peak load and energy to break of the BMP group were all higher than the control group. There was no statistical difference in bone mineral density, bone area and bone mineral content in the tibiae and contralateral femurs of the control and BMP groups. In conclusion, a 13-93 bioactive glass scaffold with local BMP-2 delivery has been demonstrated for its potential application in treating large bone defects. PMID:25065552

  19. A poly(glycerol sebacate)-coated mesoporous bioactive glass scaffold with adjustable mechanical strength, degradation rate, controlled-release and cell behavior for bone tissue engineering.

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    Lin, Dan; Yang, Kai; Tang, Wei; Liu, Yutong; Yuan, Yuan; Liu, Changsheng

    2015-07-01

    Various requirements in the field of tissue engineering have motivated the development of three-dimensional scaffold with adjustable physicochemical properties and biological functions. A series of multiparameter-adjustable mesoporous bioactive glass (MBG) scaffolds with uncrosslinked poly(glycerol sebacate) (PGS) coating was prepared in this article. MBG scaffold was prepared by a modified F127/PU co-templating process and then PGS was coated by a simple adsorption and lyophilization process. Through controlling macropore parameters and PGS coating amount, the mechanical strength, degradation rate, controlled-release and cell behavior of the composite scaffold could be modulated in a wide range. PGS coating successfully endowed MBG scaffold with improved toughness and adjustable mechanical strength covering the bearing range of trabecular bone (2-12MPa). Multilevel degradation rate of the scaffold and controlled-release rate of protein from mesopore could be achieved, with little impact on the protein activity owing to an "ultralow-solvent" coating and "nano-cavity entrapment" immobilization method. In vitro studies indicated that PGS coating promoted cell attachment and proliferation in a dose-dependent manner, without affecting the osteogenic induction capacity of MBG substrate. These results first provide strong evidence that uncrosslinked PGS might also yield extraordinary achievements in traditional MBG scaffold. With the multiparameter adjustability, the composite MBG/PGS scaffolds would have a hopeful prospect in bone tissue engineering. The design considerations and coating method of this study can also be extended to other ceramic-based artificial scaffolds and are expected to provide new thoughts on development of future tissue engineering materials. PMID:25935647

  20. Oriented bioactive glass (13-93) scaffolds with controllable pore size by unidirectional freezing of camphene-based suspensions: microstructure and mechanical response

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    Liu, Xin; Rahaman, Mohamed N.; Fu, Qiang

    2010-01-01

    Scaffolds of 13-93 bioactive glass (composition 6Na2O, 8K2O, 8MgO, 22CaO, 2P2O5, 54SiO2; mol %), containing oriented pores with controllable diameter, were prepared by unidirectional freezing of camphene-based suspensions (10 vol% particles) on a cold substrate (?196°C or 3°C). By varying the annealing time (0–72 h) to coarsen the camphene phase, constructs with the same porosity (86 ± 1%) but with controllable pore diameters (15–160 ?m) were obtained after sublimation of the camphene. The pore diameters had a self-similar distribution that could be fitted by a diffusion-controlled coalescence model. Sintering (1 h at 690°C) was accompanied by a decrease in the porosity and pore diameter, the magnitude of which depended on the pore size of the green constructs, giving scaffolds with a porosity of 20–60% and average pore diameter of 6–120 ?m. The compressive stress vs. deformation response of the sintered scaffolds in the orientation direction was linear, followed by failure. The compressive strength and elastic modulus in the orientation direction varied from 180 MPa and 25 GPa, respectively, (porosity = 20%) to 16 MPa and 4 GPa, respectively, (porosity = 60%), which were 2–3 times larger than the values in the direction perpendicular to the orientation. The potential use of these 13-93 bioactive glass scaffolds for the repair of large defects in load-bearing bones, such as segmental defects in long bones, is discussed. PMID:20807594

  1. In vivo experimental study on bone regeneration in critical bone defects using PIB nanogels/boron-containing mesoporous bioactive glass composite scaffold

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    Chen, Xiaohui; Zhao, Yanbing; Geng, Shinan; Miron, Richard J; Zhang, Qiao; Wu, Chengtie; Zhang, Yufeng

    2015-01-01

    Purpose In the present study, the fabrication of novel p(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-butyl methylacrylate) (PIB) nanogels was combined with boron-containing mesoporous bioactive glass (B-MBG) scaffolds in order to improve the mechanical properties of PIB nanogels alone. Scaffolds were tested for mechanical strength and the ability to promote new bone formation in vivo. Patients and methods To evaluate the potential of each scaffold in bone regeneration, ovariectomized rats were chosen as a study model to determine the ability of PIB nanogels to stimulate bone formation in a complicated anatomical bone defect. PIB nanogels and PIB nanogels/B-MBG composites were respectively implanted into ovariectomized rats with critical-sized femur defects following treatment periods of 2, 4, and 8 weeks post-implantation. Results Results from the present study demonstrate that PIB nanogels/B-MBG composites showed greater improvement in mechanical strength when compared to PIB nanogels alone. In vivo, hematoxylin and eosin staining revealed significantly more newly formed bone in defects containing PIB nanogels/B-MBG composite scaffolds when compared to PIB nanogels alone. Tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase-positive staining demonstrated that both scaffolds were degraded over time and bone remodeling occurred in the surrounding bone defect as early as 4 weeks post-implantation. Conclusion The results from the present study indicate that PIB nanogels are a potential bone tissue engineering biomaterial able to treat defects of irregular shapes and deformities as an injectable, thermoresponsive, biocompatible hydrogel which undergoes rapid thermal gelation once body temperature is reached. Furthermore, its combination with B-MBG scaffolds improves the mechanical properties and ability to promote new bone formation when compared to PIB nanogels alone. PMID:25653525

  2. Studies on novel bioactive glasses and bioactive glass–nano-HAp composites suitable for coating on metallic implants

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    Chidambaram Soundrapandian; Sanghamitra Bharati; Debabrata Basu; Someswar Datta

    2011-01-01

    A series of novel zinc oxide (ZnO) containing bioactive glass compositions in SiO2–Na2O–CaO–P2O5 system and composite with hydroxyapatite (HAp) nano-particles were developed and applied as coating on Ti–6Al–4V substrates. The bioactive glasses and their composites were also processed to yield dense scaffolds, porous scaffolds and porous bone filler materials. The coating materials and the coatings were characterized and evaluated by

  3. Novel bioresorbable and bioactive composites based on bioactive glass and polylactide foams for bone tissue engineering

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    J. A. Roether; J. E. Gough; A. R. Boccaccini; L. L. Hench; V. Maquet; R. Jérôme

    2002-01-01

    Bioresorbable and bioactive tissue engineering scaffolds based on bioactive glass (45S5 Bioglass®) particles and macroporous poly(DL-lactide) (PDLLA) foams were fabricated. A slurry dipping technique in conjunction with pretreatment in ethanol was used to achieve reproducible and well adhering bioactive glass coatings of uniform thickness on the internal and external surfaces of the foams. In vitro studies in simulated body fluid

  4. Broad-Spectrum Bactericidal Activity of Ag2O-Doped Bioactive Glass

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    Maria Bellantone; Huw D. Williams; Larry L. Hench

    2002-01-01

    Bioactive glass has found extensive application as an orthopedic and dental graft material and most recently also as a tissue engineering scaffold. Here we report an initial investigation of the in vitro antibacterial properties of AgBG, a novel bioactive glass composition doped with Ag2O. The bacteriostatic and bactericidal properties of this new material and of two other bioactive glass compositions,

  5. Nanosized mesoporous bioactive glass/poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) composite-coated CaSiO3 scaffolds with multifunctional properties for bone tissue engineering.

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    Shi, Mengchao; Zhai, Dong; Zhao, Lang; Wu, Chengtie; Chang, Jiang

    2014-01-01

    It is of great importance to prepare multifunctional scaffolds combining good mechanical strength, bioactivity, and drug delivery ability for bone tissue engineering. In this study, nanosized mesoporous bioglass/poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) composite-coated calcium silicate scaffolds, named NMBG-PLGA/CS, were successfully prepared. The morphology and structure of the prepared scaffolds were characterized by scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction. The effects of NMBG on the apatite mineralization activity and mechanical strength of the scaffolds and the attachment, proliferation, and alkaline phosphatase activity of MC3T3 cells as well as drug ibuprofen delivery properties were systematically studied. Compared to pure CS scaffolds and PLGA/CS scaffolds, the prepared NMBG-PLGA/CS scaffolds had greatly improved apatite mineralization activity in simulated body fluids, much higher mechanical property, and supported the attachment of MC3T3 cells and enhanced the cell proliferation and ALP activity. Furthermore, the prepared NMBG-PLGA/CS scaffolds could be used for delivering ibuprofen with a sustained release profile. Our study suggests that the prepared NMBG-PLGA/CS scaffolds have improved physicochemical, biological, and drug-delivery property as compared to conventional CS scaffolds, indicating that the multifunctional property of the prepared scaffolds for the potential application of bone tissue engineering. PMID:24724080

  6. Nanosized Mesoporous Bioactive Glass/Poly(lactic-co-glycolic Acid) Composite-Coated CaSiO3 Scaffolds with Multifunctional Properties for Bone Tissue Engineering

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    Zhai, Dong; Zhao, Lang

    2014-01-01

    It is of great importance to prepare multifunctional scaffolds combining good mechanical strength, bioactivity, and drug delivery ability for bone tissue engineering. In this study, nanosized mesoporous bioglass/poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) composite-coated calcium silicate scaffolds, named NMBG-PLGA/CS, were successfully prepared. The morphology and structure of the prepared scaffolds were characterized by scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction. The effects of NMBG on the apatite mineralization activity and mechanical strength of the scaffolds and the attachment, proliferation, and alkaline phosphatase activity of MC3T3 cells as well as drug ibuprofen delivery properties were systematically studied. Compared to pure CS scaffolds and PLGA/CS scaffolds, the prepared NMBG-PLGA/CS scaffolds had greatly improved apatite mineralization activity in simulated body fluids, much higher mechanical property, and supported the attachment of MC3T3 cells and enhanced the cell proliferation and ALP activity. Furthermore, the prepared NMBG-PLGA/CS scaffolds could be used for delivering ibuprofen with a sustained release profile. Our study suggests that the prepared NMBG-PLGA/CS scaffolds have improved physicochemical, biological, and drug-delivery property as compared to conventional CS scaffolds, indicating that the multifunctional property of the prepared scaffolds for the potential application of bone tissue engineering. PMID:24724080

  7. Biomimetic component coating on 3D scaffolds using high bioactivity of mesoporous bioactive ceramics

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    Yun, Hui-suk; Kim, Sang-Hyun; Khang, Dongwoo; Choi, Jungil; Kim, Hui-hoon; Kang, Minji

    2011-01-01

    Background Mesoporous bioactive glasses (MBGs) are very attractive materials for use in bone tissue regeneration because of their extraordinarily high bone-forming bioactivity in vitro. That is, MBGs may induce the rapid formation of hydroxy apatite (HA) in simulated body fluid (SBF), which is a major inorganic component of bone extracellular matrix (ECM) and comes with both good osteoconductivity and high affinity to adsorb proteins. Meanwhile, the high bioactivity of MBGs may lead to an abrupt initial local pH variation during the initial Ca ion-leaching from MBGs at the initial transplant stage, which may induce unexpected negative effects on using them in in vivo application. In this study we suggest a new way of using MBGs in bone tissue regeneration that can improve the strength and make up for the weakness of MBGs. We applied the outstanding bone-forming bioactivity of MBG to coat the main ECM components HA and collagen on the MBG-polycarplolactone (PCL) composite scaffolds for improving their function as bone scaffolds in tissue regeneration. This precoating process can also expect to reduce initial local pH variation of MBGs. Methods and materials The MBG-PCL scaffolds were immersed in the mixed solution of the collagen and SBF at 37°C for 24 hours. The coating of ECM components on the MBG-PCL scaffolds and the effect of ECM coating on in vitro cell behaviors were confirmed. Results The ECM components were fully coated on MBG-PCL scaffolds after immersing in SBF containing dilute collagen-I solution only for 24 hours due to the high bone-forming bioactivity of MBG. Both cell affinity and osteoconductivity of MBG-PCL scaffolds were dramatically enhanced by this precoating process. Conclusion The precoating process of ECM components on MBG-PCL scaffold using a high bioactivity of MBG was not only effective in enhancing the functionality of scaffolds but also effective in eliminating the unexpected side effect. The MBG-PCL scaffold-coated ECM components ideally satisfied the required conditions of scaffold in tissue engineering, including 3D well-interconnected pore structures with high porosity, good bioactivity, enhanced cell affinity, biocompatibility, osteoconductivity, and sufficient mechanical properties, and promise excellent potential application in the field of biomaterials. PMID:22072886

  8. Multifunctional bioactive glass scaffolds coated with layers of poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) and poly(n-isopropylacrylamide-co-acrylic acid) microgels loaded with vancomycin.

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    Olalde, B; Garmendia, N; Sáez-Martínez, V; Argarate, N; Nooeaid, P; Morin, F; Boccaccini, A R

    2013-10-01

    A new family of multifunctional scaffolds, incorporating selected biopolymer coatings on basic Bioglass® derived foams has been developed. The polymer coatings were investigated as carrier of vancomycin which is a suitable drug to impart antibiotic function to the scaffolds. It has been proved that coating with PLGA (poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid)) with dispersed vancomycin-loaded microgels provides a rapid delivery of drug to give antibacterial effects at the wound site and a further sustained release to aid mid to long-term healing. Furthermore, the microgels also improved the bioactivity of the scaffolds by acting as nucleation sites for the formation of HA crystals in simulated body fluid. PMID:23910274

  9. Composite surgical sutures with bioactive glass coating.

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    Boccaccini, Aldo R; Stamboulis, Artemis G; Rashid, Azrina; Roether, Judith A

    2003-10-15

    A processing method was developed to coat polyglactin 910 (Vicryl) sutures with bioactive glass powder (45S5 Bioglass). High reproducibility and homogeneity of the coating in terms of microstructure and thickness along the suture length were achieved. Bioglass-coated sutures exhibited a high level of chemical reactivity in simulated body fluid (SBF), indicating their bioactive behavior. This was evident by the prompt formation of hydroxyapatite (HA) crystals on the surface after only 7 days of immersion in SBF. These crystals grew to form a thick HA layer (15 microm thickness) after 3 weeks in SBF. The tensile strength of the sutures was tested before and after immersion in SBF in order to assess the effect of the bioactive glass coating on suture degradation. The tensile strength of composite sutures was lower than that of as-received Vicryl sutures, 385 and 467 MPa, respectively. However, after 28 days of immersion in SBF the residual tensile strengths of coated and uncoated sutures were similar (83 and 88 MPa, respectively), indicating no negative effect of the HA layer formation on the suture strength. The effect of bioactive glass coating on the polymer degradation is discussed. The developed bioactive sutures represent interesting materials for applications in wound healing, fabrication of fibrous three-dimensional scaffolds for tissue engineering, and reinforcement elements for calcium-phosphate temporary implants. PMID:14528459

  10. Bare Bones of Bioactive Glass

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    2000-01-01

    Paul Ducheyne, a principal investigator in the microgravity materials science program and head of the University of Pernsylvania's Center for Bioactive Materials and Tissue Engineering, is leading the trio as they use simulated microgravity to determine the optimal characteristics of tiny glass particles for growing bone tissue. The result could make possible a much broader range of synthetic bone-grafting applications. Even in normal gravity, bioactive glass particles enhance bone growth in laboratory tests with flat tissue cultures. Ducheyne and his team believe that using the bioactive microcarriers in a rotating bioreactor in microgravity will produce improved, three-dimensional tissue cultures. The work is sponsored by NASA's Office of Biological and Physical Research. The bioreactor is managed by the Biotechnology Cell Science Program at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC). NASA-sponsored bioreactor research has been instrumental in helping scientists to better understand normal and cancerous tissue development. In cooperation with the medical community, the bioreactor design is being used to prepare better models of human colon, prostate, breast and ovarian tumors. Cartilage, bone marrow, heart muscle, skeletal muscle, pancreatic islet cells, liver and kidney are just a few of the normal tissues being cultured in rotating bioreactors by investigators. Credit: NASA and University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioactive Materials and Tissue Engineering.

  11. Bare Bones of Bioactive Glass

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2000-01-01

    Paul Ducheyne, a principal investigator in the microgravity materials science program and head of the University of Pernsylvania's Center for Bioactive Materials and Tissue Engineering, is leading the trio as they use simulated microgravity to determine the optimal characteristics of tiny glass particles for growing bone tissue. The result could make possible a much broader range of synthetic bone-grafting applications. Bioactive glass particles (left) with a microporous surface (right) are widely accepted as a synthetic material for periodontal procedures. Using the particles to grow three-dimensional tissue cultures may one day result in developing an improved, more rugged bone tissue that may be used to correct skeletal disorders and bone defects. The work is sponsored by NASA's Office of Biological and Physical Research.

  12. Characterization and in vitro Bioactivity of Zinc-containing Bioactive Glass and Glass-ceramics

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    Rui Lin Du; Jiang Chang; Si Yu Ni; Wan Yin Zhai; Jun Ying Wang

    2006-01-01

    Zinc-containing glass is prepared by the substitution of CaO in 58S bioactive glass with 0.5 and 4 wt% ZnO, and glass-ceramics are obtained by heat-treating the glass at 1200 C. The bending strength and in vitro bioactivity of the glass and glass-ceramics are evaluated. The results indicate that Zn promotes the crystallization of SiO2 and wollastonite in glass-ceramics, and proper

  13. Development of highly porous scaffolds based on bioactive silicates for dental tissue engineering

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    Goudouri, O.M., E-mail: menti.goudouri@ww.uni-erlangen.de [Institute for Biomaterials, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, 91058 Erlangen (Germany); Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki (Greece); Theodosoglou, E. [School of Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki (Greece); Kontonasaki, E. [Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki (Greece); Will, J. [Institute for Biomaterials, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, 91058 Erlangen (Germany); Chrissafis, K. [Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki (Greece); Koidis, P. [Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki (Greece); Paraskevopoulos, K.M. [Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki (Greece); Boccaccini, A.R. [Institute for Biomaterials, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, 91058 Erlangen (Germany)

    2014-01-01

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Synthesis of an Mg-based glass-ceramic via the sol–gel technique. • The heat treatment of the glass-ceramic promoted the crystallization of akermanite. • Akermanite scaffolds coated with gelatin were successfully fabricated. • An HCAp layer was developed on the surface of all scaffolds after 9 days in SBF. - Abstract: Various scaffolding materials, ceramics and especially Mg-based ceramic materials, including akermanite (Ca{sub 2}MgSi{sub 2}O{sub 7}) and diopside (CaMgSi{sub 2}O{sub 6}), have attracted interest for dental tissue regeneration because of their improved mechanical properties and controllable biodegradation. The aim of the present work was the synthesis of an Mg-based glass-ceramic, which would be used for the construction of workable akermanite scaffolds. The characterization of the synthesized material was performed by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) X-Ray Diffractometry (XRD) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). Finally, the apatite forming ability of the scaffolds was assessed by immersion in simulated body fluid. The scaffolds were fabricated by the foam replica technique and were subsequently coated with gelatin to provide a functional surface for increased cell attachment. Finally, SEM microphotographs and FTIR spectra of the scaffolds after immersion in SBF solution indicated the inorganic bioactive character of the scaffolds suitable for the intended applications in dental tissue engineering.

  14. Parameters optimization for the fabrication of phosphate glass/hydroxyapatite nanocomposite scaffold

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    Govindan, R.; Girija, E. K.

    2015-06-01

    Three-dimensional, highly porous, bioactive and biodegradable phosphate glass and nanohydroxyapatite (n-HA) composite scaffolds was fabricated by the polymer foam replication technique. Polyurethane foam (PU) and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) were used as template and binder, respectively. Optimization of composition and sintering temperature is carried out for tissue engineering scaffold fabrication.

  15. A review of the effect of various ions on the properties and the clinical applications of novel bioactive glasses in medicine and dentistry

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    Ali, Saqib; Farooq, Imran; Iqbal, Kefi

    2013-01-01

    Bioactive glass is a novel material that dissolves and forms a bond with bone when exposed to body fluids. Bioactive glasses are silicate-based, with calcium and phosphate in identical proportions to those of natural bone; therefore, they have high biocompatibility. Bioactive glasses have wide-ranging clinical applications, including the use as bone grafts, scaffolds, and coating materials for dental implants. This review will discuss the effects of ions on the various compositions of bioactive glasses, as well as the clinical applications of bioactive glasses in medicine and dentistry. PMID:24526822

  16. Hydroxyapatite whisker reinforced 63s glass scaffolds for bone tissue engineering.

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    Shuai, Cijun; Cao, Yiyuan; Gao, Chengde; Feng, Pei; Xiao, Tao; Peng, Shuping

    2015-01-01

    Bioactive glass (BG) is widely used for bone tissue engineering. However, poor mechanical properties are the major shortcomings. In the study, hydroxyapatite nanowhisker (HANw) was used as a reinforcement to improve the mechanical properties. 63s glass/HANw scaffolds were successfully fabricated by selective laser sintering (SLS). It was found that the optimal compressive strength and fracture toughness were achieved when 10?wt.% HANw was added. This led to 36% increase in compressive strength and 83% increase in fracture toughness, respectively, compared with pure 63s glass scaffolds. Different reinforcement mechanisms were analyzed based on the microstructure investigation. Whisker bridging and whisker pulling-out were efficient in absorbing crack propagating energy, resulting in the improvement of the mechanical properties. Moreover, bioactivity and biocompatibility of the scaffolds were evaluated in vitro. The results showed that composite scaffolds with 10?wt.% HANw exhibited good apatite-forming ability and cellular affinity. PMID:25821798

  17. Preparation and Properties of Bioactive Composite Based on Bioactive Glass and Poly-L-Lactide

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    Zhou Zhihua; Ruan Jianming; Zhou Zhongcheng; Zou Jianpeng; Chen Lianglong

    2008-01-01

    Bioactive and bioresorbable composite was fabricated based on poly-L-lactide (PLLA) and bioactive glass (average particle size: 4.24 µm) by the combination of solvent evaporation technique and hot pressing. Bioactive glass granules are distributed homogeneously in the composite. With the increasing of the amount of bioactive glass, the bending strength and shearing strength of composite decrease while the bending modulus increases. PLLA\\/bioactive

  18. Biodegradable and bioactive porous polymer\\/inorganic composite scaffolds for bone tissue engineering

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    K. Rezwan; Q. Z. Chen; J. J. Blaker; Aldo Roberto Boccaccini

    2006-01-01

    Biodegradable polymers and bioactive ceramics are being combined in a variety of composite materials for tissue engineering scaffolds. Materials and fabrication routes for three-dimensional (3D) scaffolds with interconnected high porosities suitable for bone tissue engineering are reviewed. Different polymer and ceramic compositions applied and their impact on biodegradability and bioactivity of the scaffolds are discussed, including in vitro and in

  19. Bioinspired Strong and Highly Porous Glass Scaffolds

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    Saiz, Eduardo; Tomsia, Antoni P.

    2011-01-01

    The quest for more efficient energy-related technologies is driving the development of porous and high-performance structural materials with exceptional mechanical strength. Natural materials achieve their strength through complex hierarchical designs and anisotropic structures that are extremely difficult to replicate synthetically. We emulate nature’s design by direct-ink-write assembling of glass scaffolds with a periodic pattern, and controlled sintering of the filaments into anisotropic constructs similar to biological materials. The final product is a porous glass scaffold with a compressive strength (136 MPa) comparable to that of cortical bone and a porosity (60%) comparable to that of trabecular bone. The strength of this porous glass scaffold is ~100 times that of polymer scaffolds and 4–5 times that of ceramic and glass scaffolds with comparable porosities reported elsewhere. The ability to create both porous and strong structures opens a new avenue for fabricating scaffolds for a broad array of applications, including tissue engineering, filtration, lightweight composites, and catalyst support. PMID:21544222

  20. Bioactive borate glass coatings for titanium alloys

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    Laxmikanth Peddi; Richard K. Brow; Roger F. Brown

    2008-01-01

    Bioactive borate glass coatings have been developed for titanium and titanium alloys. Glasses from the Na2O–CaO–B2O3 system, modified by additions of SiO2, Al2O3, and P2O5, were characterized and compositions with thermal expansion matches to titanium were identified. Infrared and X-ray diffraction\\u000a analyses indicate that a hydroxyapatite surface layer forms on the borate glasses after exposure to a simulated body fluid

  1. Bioactive glass coatings for orthopedic metallic implants

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    Lopez-Esteban, Sonia; Saiz, Eduardo; Fujino, Sigheru; Oku, Takeo; Suganuma, Katsuaki; Tomsia, Antoni P.

    2003-06-30

    The objective of this work is to develop bioactive glass coatings for metallic orthopedic implants. A new family of glasses in the SiO2-Na2O-K2O-CaO-MgO-P2O5 system has been synthesized and characterized. The glass properties (thermal expansion, softening and transformation temperatures, density and hardness) are in line with the predictions of established empirical models. The optimized firing conditions to fabricate coatings on Ti-based and Co-Cr alloys have been determined and related to the glass properties and the interfacial reactions. Excellent adhesion to alloys has been achieved through the formation of 100-200 nm thick interfacial layers (Ti5Si3 on Ti-based alloys and CrOx on Co-Cr). Finally, glass coatings, approximately 100 mu m thick, have been fabricated onto commercial Ti alloy-based dental implants.

  2. Direct Ink Writing of Highly Porous and Strong Glass Scaffolds for Load-bearing Bone Defects Repair and Regeneration

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    Fu, Qiang; Saiz, Eduardo; Tomsia, Antoni P.

    2011-01-01

    The quest for synthetic materials to repair load-bearing bone lost because of trauma, cancer, or congenital bone defects requires development of porous and high-performance scaffolds with exceptional mechanical strength. However, the low mechanical strength of porous bioactive ceramic and glass scaffolds, compared with that of human cortical bone, has limited their use for these applications. In the present work, bioactive 6P53B glass scaffolds with superior mechanical strength were fabricated using a direct ink writing technique. The rheological properties of Pluronic® F-127 (referred to hereafter simply as F-127) hydrogel-based inkswere optimized for the printing of features as fine as 30 ?m and of the three-dimensional scaffolds. The mechanical strength and in vitro degradation of the scaffolds were assessed in a simulated body fluid (SBF). The sintered glass scaffolds show a compressive strength (136 ± 22 MPa) comparable to that of human cortical bone (100-150 MPa), while the porosity (60%) is in the range of that of trabecular bone (50-90%).The strength is ~100 times that of polymer scaffolds and 4–5 times that of ceramic and glass scaffolds with comparable porosities. Despite the strength decrease resulting from weight loss during immersion in an SBF, the value (77 MPa) is still far above that of trabecular bone after three weeks. The ability to create both porous and strong structures opens a new avenue for fabricating scaffolds for load-bearing bone defect repair and regeneration. PMID:21745606

  3. Surface functionalization of 3D glass-ceramic porous scaffolds for enhanced mineralization in vitro

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    Ferraris, Sara; Vitale-Brovarone, Chiara; Bretcanu, Oana; Cassinelli, Clara; Vernè, Enrica

    2013-04-01

    Bone reconstruction after tissue loosening due to traumatic, pathological or surgical causes is in increasing demand. 3D scaffolds are a widely studied solution for supporting new bone growth. Bioactive glass-ceramic porous materials can offer a three-dimensional structure that is able to chemically bond to bone. The ability to surface modify these devices by grafting biologically active molecules represents a challenge, with the aim of stimulating physiological bone regeneration with both inorganic and organic signals. In this research work glass ceramic scaffolds with very high mechanical properties and moderate bioactivity have been functionalized with the enzyme alkaline phosphatase (ALP). The material surface was activated in order to expose hydroxyl groups. The activated surface was further grafted with ALP both via silanization and also via direct grafting to the surface active hydroxyl groups. Enzymatic activity of grafted samples were measured by means of UV-vis spectroscopy before and after ultrasonic washing in TRIS-HCl buffer solution. In vitro inorganic bioactivity was investigated by soaking the scaffolds after the different steps of functionalization in a simulated body fluid (SBF). SEM observations allowed the monitoring of the scaffold morphology and surface chemical composition after soaking in SBF. The presence of ALP enhanced the in vitro inorganic bioactivity of the tested material.

  4. Mesoporous bioactive glasses: structure characteristics, drug/growth factor delivery and bone regeneration application

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    Wu, Chengtie; Chang, Jiang

    2012-01-01

    The impact of bone diseases and trauma in the whole world has increased significantly in the past decades. Bioactive glasses are regarded as an important bone regeneration material owing to their generally excellent osteoconductivity and osteostimulativity. A new class of bioactive glass, referred to as mesoporous bioglass (MBG), was developed 7 years ago, which possess a highly ordered mesoporous channel structure and a highly specific surface area. The study of MBG for drug/growth factor delivery and bone tissue engineering has grown significantly in the past several years. In this article, we review the recent advances of MBG materials, including the preparation of different forms of MBG, composition–structure relationship, efficient drug/growth factor delivery and bone tissue engineering application. By summarizing our recent research, the interaction of MBG scaffolds with bone-forming cells, the effect of drug/growth factor delivery on proliferation and differentiation of tissue cells and the in vivo osteogenesis of MBG scaffolds are highlighted. The advantages and limitations of MBG for drug delivery and bone tissue engineering have been compared with microsize bioactive glasses and nanosize bioactive glasses. The future perspective of MBG is discussed for bone regeneration application by combining drug delivery with bone tissue engineering and investigating the in vivo osteogenesis mechanism in large animal models. PMID:23741607

  5. Efficient discovery of bioactive scaffolds by activity-directed synthesis.

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    Karageorgis, George; Warriner, Stuart; Nelson, Adam

    2014-10-01

    The structures and biological activities of natural products have often provided inspiration in drug discovery. The functional benefits of natural products to the host organism steers the evolution of their biosynthetic pathways. Here, we describe a discovery approach--which we term activity-directed synthesis--in which reactions with alternative outcomes are steered towards functional products. Arrays of catalysed reactions of ?-diazo amides, whose outcome was critically dependent on the specific conditions used, were performed. The products were assayed at increasingly low concentration, with the results informing the design of a subsequent reaction array. Finally, promising reactions were scaled up and, after purification, submicromolar ligands based on two scaffolds with no previous annotated activity against the androgen receptor were discovered. The approach enables the discovery, in tandem, of both bioactive small molecules and associated synthetic routes, analogous to the evolution of biosynthetic pathways to yield natural products. PMID:25242481

  6. Self-reinforced composites of bioabsorbable polymer and bioactive glass with different bioactive glass contents. Part I: Initial mechanical properties and bioactivity

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    T. Niemelä; H. Niiranen; M. Kellomäki; P. Törmälä

    2005-01-01

    Spherical bioactive glass 13–93 particles, with a particle size distribution of 50–125?m, were combined with bioabsorbable poly-l,dl-lactide 70\\/30 using twin-screw extrusion. The composite rods containing 0, 20, 30, 40 and 50wt% of bioactive glass were further self-reinforced by drawing to a diameter of approximately 3mm. The bioactive glass spheres were well dispersed and the open pores were formed on the

  7. Bioactivated collagen-based scaffolds embedding protein-releasing biodegradable microspheres: tuning of protein release kinetics.

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    Biondi, Marco; Indolfi, Laura; Ungaro, Francesca; Quaglia, Fabiana; La Rotonda, Maria Immacolata; Netti, Paolo A

    2009-10-01

    In tissue engineering, the recapitulation of natural sequences of signaling molecules, such as growth factors, as occurring in the native extracellular matrix (ECM), is fundamental to support the stepwise process of tissue regeneration. Among the manifold of tissue engineering strategies, a promising one is based on the creation of the chrono-programmed presentation of different signaling proteins. This approach is based upon the integration of biodegradable microspheres, loaded with suitable protein molecules, within scaffolds made of collagen and, in case, hyaluronic acid, which are two of the fundamental ECM constituents. However, for the design of bioactivated gel-like scaffolds the determination of release kinetics must be performed directly within the tissue engineering template. In this work, biodegradable poly(lactic-co-glycolic)acid (PLGA) microspheres were produced by the multiple emulsion-solvent evaporation technique and loaded with rhodamine-labelled bovine serum albumin (BSA-Rhod), a fluorescent model protein. The microdevices were dispersed in collagen gels and collagen-hyaluronic acid (HA) semi-interpenetrating networks (semi-IPNs). BSA-Rhod release kinetics were studied directly on single microspheres through confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM). To thoroughly investigate the mechanisms governing protein release from PLGA microspheres in gels, BSA-Rhod diffusion in gels was determined by fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS), and water transport through the microsphere bulk was determined by dynamic vapor sorption (DVS). Moreover, the decrease of PLGA molecular weight and glass transition temperature (T(g)) were determined by gel permeation chromatography (GPC) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), respectively. Results indicate that protein release kinetics and delivery onset strongly depend on the complex interplay between protein transport through the PLGA matrix and in the collagen-based release media, and water sequestration within the scaffolds, related to the scaffold hydrophilicity, which is dictated by HA content. The proper manipulation of all these features may thus allow the obtainment of a fine control over protein sequential delivery and release kinetics within tissue-engineering scaffolds. PMID:19449203

  8. Bioactive glasses: Importance of structure and properties in bone regeneration

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    Hench, Larry L.; Roki, Niksa; Fenn, Michael B.

    2014-09-01

    This review provides a brief background on the applications, mechanisms and genetics involved with use of bioactive glass to stimulate regeneration of bone. The emphasis is on the role of structural changes of the bioactive glasses, in particular Bioglass, which result in controlled release of osteostimulative ions. The review also summarizes the use of Raman spectroscopy, referred to hereto forward as bio-Raman spectroscopy, to obtain rapid, real time in vitro analysis of human cells in contact with bioactive glasses, and the osteostimulative dissolution ions that lead to osteogenesis. The bio-Raman studies support the results obtained from in vivo studies of bioactive glasses, as well as extensive cell and molecular biology studies, and thus offers an innovative means for rapid screening of new bioactive materials while reducing the need for animal testing.

  9. Biomimetic and nanostructured hybrid bioactive glass.

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    Zhou, Xianfeng; Sahai, Nita; Qi, Lin; Mankoci, Steven; Zhao, Weilong

    2015-05-01

    Inspired by nature's toughening mechanisms, we designed a new polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS)-derived hybrid glass (PHG) that has covalent interactions on the molecular scale between the inorganic POSS cage and organic phase. These features allow "elastic deformation" of the inorganic POSS cage in limited scale. The final product is a bulk hybrid material with toughness (3.56 ± 0.25 MPa·m(1/2)) similar to natural bone (2.4-5.3 MPa·m(1/2)). PHG exhibited excellent bioactivity by promoting the formation of plate-like hydroxyapatite on its surface in simulated body fluid and showed good cell adhesion. PHG also can be a platform to guide adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells differentiation and mineralization. The key structural features of this material can be used to guide the design of bio-inspired composites with unique toughness, which would be of great benefit to hard tissue engineering. PMID:25736490

  10. Alkali-free bioactive glasses for bone tissue engineering: A preliminary investigation

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    Goel, Ashutosh; Kapoor, Saurabh; Rajagopal, Raghu R.; Pascual, Maria J.; Kim, Hae-Won; Ferreira, Jose M.

    2011-08-25

    An alkali-free series of bioactive glasses has been designed and developed in the glass system CaO-MgO-SiO2-P2O5-CaF2 along diopside (CaMgSi2O6) – fluorapatite [Ca5(PO4)3F] – tricalcium phosphate (3CaO•P2O5) join. The silicate network in all the investigated glasses is predominantly coordinated in Q2 (Si) units while phosphorus tends to remain in orthophosphate (Q0) environment. The in vitro bioactivity analysis of glasses has been made by immersion of glass powders in simulated body fluid (SBF) while chemical degradation has been studied in Tris-HCl in accordance with ISO-10993-14. Some of the investigated glasses exhibit hydroxyapatite (HA) formation on their surface with in 1-12 h of their immersion in SBF solution. The sintering and crystallization kinetics of glasses has been investigated by differential thermal analysis (DTA) and hot-stage microscopy (HSM), respectively while the crystalline phase evolution in resultant glass-ceramics (GCs) has been studied in the temperature range of 800-900 oC using powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscope (SEM). The cell growth and osteogenic differentiation for glasses has been studied in vitro on sintered glass powder compacts using rat bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells. The as designed glasses are ideal candidates for their potential applications in bone tissue engineering in the form of bioactive glasses as well as glass/GC scaffolds.

  11. Bioactive Electrospun Scaffolds Delivering Growth Factors and Genes for Tissue Engineering Applications

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    Wei Ji; Yan Sun; Fang Yang; Jeroen J. J. P. van den Beucken; Mingwen Fan; Zhi Chen; John A. Jansen

    2011-01-01

    A biomaterial scaffold is one of the key factors for successful tissue engineering. In recent years, an increasing tendency\\u000a has been observed toward the combination of scaffolds and biomolecules, e.g. growth factors and therapeutic genes, to achieve\\u000a bioactive scaffolds, which not only provide physical support but also express biological signals to modulate tissue regeneration.\\u000a Huge efforts have been made on

  12. Bioactive and thermally compatible glass coating on zirconia dental implants.

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    Kirsten, A; Hausmann, A; Weber, M; Fischer, J; Fischer, H

    2015-02-01

    The healing time of zirconia implants may be reduced by the use of bioactive glass coatings. Unfortunately, existing glasses are either bioactive like Bioglass 45S5 but thermally incompatible with the zirconia substrate, or they are thermally compatible but exhibit only a very low level of bioactivity. In this study, we hypothesized that a tailored substitution of alkaline earth metals and alkaline metals in 45S5 can lead to a glass composition that is both bioactive and thermally compatible with zirconia implants. A novel glass composition was analyzed using x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, dilatometry, differential scanning calorimetry, and heating microscopy to investigate its chemical, physical, and thermal properties. Bioactivity was tested in vitro using simulated body fluid (SBF). Smooth and microstructured glass coatings were applied using a tailored spray technique with subsequent thermal treatment. Coating adhesion was tested on implants that were inserted in bovine ribs. The cytocompatibility of the coating was analyzed using L929 mouse fibroblasts. The coefficient of thermal expansion of the novel glass was shown to be slightly lower (11.58 · 10(-6) K(-1)) than that of the zirconia (11.67 · 10(-6) K(-1)). After storage in SBF, the glass showed reaction layers almost identical to the bioactive glass gold standard, 45S5. A process window between 800 °C and 910 °C was found to result in densely sintered and amorphous coatings. Microstructured glass coatings on zirconia implants survived a minimum insertion torque of 60 Ncm in the in vitro experiment on bovine ribs. Proliferation and cytotoxicity of the glass coatings was comparable with the controls. The novel glass composition showed a strong adhesion to the zirconia substrate and a significant bioactive behavior in the SBF in vitro experiments. Therefore, it holds great potential to significantly reduce the healing time of zirconia dental implants. PMID:25421839

  13. Investigation of bioactivity and cell effects of nano-porous sol-gel derived bioactive glass film

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    Ma, Zhijun; Ji, Huijiao; Hu, Xiaomeng; Teng, Yu; Zhao, Guiyun; Mo, Lijuan; Zhao, Xiaoli; Chen, Weibo; Qiu, Jianrong; Zhang, Ming

    2013-11-01

    In orthopedic surgery, bioactive glass film coating is extensively studied to improve the synthetic performance of orthopedic implants. A lot of investigations have confirmed that nano-porous structure in bioactive glasses can remarkably improve their bioactivity. Nevertheless, researches on preparation of nano-porous bioactive glasses in the form of film coating and their cell response activities are scarce. Herein, we report the preparation of nano-porous bioactive glass film on commercial glass slide based on a sol-gel technique, together with the evaluation of its in vitro bioactivity through immersion in simulated body fluid and monitoring the precipitation of apatite-like layer. Cell responses of the samples, including attachment, proliferation and osteogenic differentiation, were also investigated using BMSCS (bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells) as a model. The results presented here provide some basic information on structural influence of bioactive glass film on the improvement of bioactivity and cellular effects.

  14. Remineralization of human dentin using ultrafine bioactive glass particles

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    Meret Vollenweider; Tobias J. Brunner; Sven Knecht; Robert N. Grass; Matthias Zehnder; Thomas Imfeld; Wendelin J. Stark

    2007-01-01

    Bioactive glass nanoparticles synthesized by flame spray synthesis were tested for their remineralization capabilities in vitro. After artificial demineralization with EDTA, human dentin was treated with 20–50nm size bioactive glass nanoparticles or a micrometer-sized, commercial reference material (PerioGlas) for up to 30 days. The degree of remineralization was measured using quantitative gravimetric methods (thermogravimetry, elemental analysis) and element-sensitive scanning electron

  15. Bioactive glass sol-gel foam scaffolds: Evolution of nanoporosity during processing and in situ monitoring of apatite layer formation using small- and wide-angle X-ray scattering.

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    FitzGerald, V; Martin, R A; Jones, J R; Qiu, D; Wetherall, K M; Moss, R M; Newport, R J

    2009-10-01

    Recent work has highlighted the potential of sol-gel-derived calcium silicate glasses for the regeneration or replacement of damaged bone tissue. The work presented herein provides new insight into the processing of bioactive calcia-silica sol-gel foams, and the reaction mechanisms associated with them when immersed in vitro in a simulated body fluid (SBF). Small-angle X-ray scattering and wide-angle X-ray scattering (diffraction) have been used to study the stabilization of these foams via heat treatment, with analogous in situ time-resolved data being gathered for a foam immersed in SBF. During thermal processing, pore sizes have been identified in the range of 16.5-62.0 nm and are only present once foams have been heated to 400 degrees C and above. Calcium nitrate crystallites were present until foams were heated to 600 degrees C; the crystallite size varied from 75 to 145 nm and increased in size with heat treatment up to 300 degrees C, then decreased in size down to 95 nm at 400 degrees C. The in situ time-resolved data show that the average pore diameter decreases as a function of immersion time in SBF, as calcium phosphates grow on the glass surfaces. Over the same time, Bragg peaks indicative of tricalcium phosphate were evident after only 1-h immersion time, and later, hydroxycarbonate apatite was also seen. The hydroxycarbonate apatite appears to have preferred orientation in the (h,k,0) direction. PMID:18767060

  16. Bioactive glass-derived trabecular coating: a smart solution for enhancing osteointegration of prosthetic elements.

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    Vitale-Brovarone, Chiara; Baino, Francesco; Tallia, Francesca; Gervasio, Cristina; Verné, Enrica

    2012-10-01

    In this work, the use of foam-like glass-ceramic scaffolds as trabecular coatings on ceramic prosthetic devices to enhance implant osteointegration is proposed. The feasibility of this innovative device was explored in a simplified, flat geometry: glass-ceramic scaffolds, prepared by polymeric sponge replication and mimicking the trabecular architecture of cancellous bone, were joined to alumina square substrates by a dense glass coating (interlayer). The role played by different formulations of starting glasses was examined, with particular care to the effect on the mechanical properties and bioactivity of the final coating. Microindentations at the coating/substrate interface and tensile tests were performed to evaluate the bonding strength between the sample's components. In vitro bioactive behaviour was assessed by soaking in simulated body fluid and evaluating the apatite formation on the surface and inside the pores of the trabecular coating. The concepts disclosed in the present study can have a significant impact in the field of implantable devices, suggesting a valuable alternative to traditional, often invasive bone-prosthesis fixation. PMID:22532097

  17. Synthesis and electrospinning of ?-polycaprolactone-bioactive glass hybrid biomaterials via a sol-gel process.

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    Allo, Bedilu A; Rizkalla, Amin S; Mequanint, Kibret

    2010-12-01

    Strategies of bone tissue engineering and regeneration rely on bioactive scaffolds to mimic the natural extracellular matrix (ECM) as templates onto which cells attach, multiply, migrate, and function. For this purpose, hybrid biomaterials based on smart combinations of biodegradable polymers and bioactive glasses (BGs) are of particular interest, since they exhibit tailored physical, biological, and mechanical properties, as well as predictable degradation behavior. In this study, hybrid biomaterials with different organic-inorganic ratios were successfully synthesized via a sol-gel process. Poly(?-caprolactone) (PCL) and tertiary bioactive glass (BG) with a glass composition of 70 mol % SiO(2), 26 mol % CaO, and 4 mol % of P(2)O(5) were used as the polymer and inorganic phases, respectively. The polymer chains were successfully introduced into the inorganic sol while the networks were formed. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermogravimetric analyses (TGA), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) were used to investigate the presence of different chemical groups, structural crystallinity, thermal property, elemental composition, and homogeneity of the synthesized hybrid biomaterials. Identification of chemical groups and the presence of molecular interaction by hydrogen bonding between the organic and inorganic phases was confirmed by FTIR. The XRD patterns showed that all PCL/BG hybrids (up to 60% polymer content) were amorphous. The TGA study revealed that the PCL/BG hybrid biomaterials were thermally stable, and good agreement was observed between the experimental and theoretical organic-inorganic ratios. The SEM/EDX results also revealed a homogeneous elemental distribution and demonstrated the successful incorporation of all the elements in the hybrid system. Finally, these synthesized hybrid biomaterials were successfully electrospun into 3D scaffolds. The resultant fibers have potential use as scaffolds for bone regeneration. PMID:21050002

  18. Broad-Spectrum Bactericidal Activity of Ag2O-Doped Bioactive Glass

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    Bellantone, Maria; Williams, Huw D.; Hench, Larry L.

    2002-01-01

    Bioactive glass has found extensive application as an orthopedic and dental graft material and most recently also as a tissue engineering scaffold. Here we report an initial investigation of the in vitro antibacterial properties of AgBG, a novel bioactive glass composition doped with Ag2O. The bacteriostatic and bactericidal properties of this new material and of two other bioactive glass compositions, 45S5 Bioglass and BG, have been studied by using Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Staphylococcus aureus as test microorganisms. Concentrations of AgBG in the range of 0.05 to 0.20 mg of AgBG per ml of culture medium were found to inhibit the growth of these bacteria. Not only was AgBG bacteriostatic, but it also elicited a rapid bactericidal action. A complete bactericidal effect was elicited within the first hours of incubation at AgBG concentrations of 10 mg ml?1. 45S5 Bioglass and BG had no effect on bacterial growth or viability. The antibacterial action of AgBG is attributed exclusively to the leaching of Ag+ ions from the glass matrix. Analytical measurements rule out any contribution to AgBG-mediated bacterial killing by changes in pH or ionic strength or the dissolution of other ionic species from the biomaterials. Our observations of the dissolution profiles of Ag+ from AgBG in the presence and absence of bacteria are consistent with silver accumulation by the bacteria. PMID:12019112

  19. Synthesis of magnetic, macro/mesoporous bioactive glasses based on coral skeleton for bone tissue engineering.

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    Bian, Chunhui; Lin, Huiming; Zhang, Feng; Ma, Jie; Li, Fengxiao; Wu, Xiaodan; Qu, Fengyu

    2014-12-01

    The magnetic and macro/mesoporous bioactive glasses scaffolds are synthesised successfully by the combination of coral and P123 as co-templates through an evaporation-induced self-assembly process. The prepared material can induce the precipitation of hydroxyapatite layers on their surface in SBF only within 12 h. At the same time, the material exhibited excellent super-paramagnetic and mechanical property. Furthermore, the biocompatible assessment confirmed that the obtained material presented the good biocompatibility and the enhanced adherence of HeLa cells. Herein, the novel materials are expected to have potential application for bone tissue engineering. PMID:25429508

  20. Bioactive double glass coatings for Co-Cr-Mo alloy

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    Ö. H. Andersson; K. H. Karlsson; H. Hero; E. Vedel; A. Yli-Urpo; K. J. J. Pajamäki; T. S. Lindholm

    1995-01-01

    Glass compositions for double coatings for a Co-Cr-Mo alloy were developed. The glass compositions were chosen to fulfil such requirements as matching thermal expansion, low glass transition temperature and moderate solubility. For the ground coat a fairly high durability is required, whereas the cover coat must be bioactive, i.e. become attached to living bone by a chemical bond. Two compositions

  1. Stereolithography of spatially controlled multi-material bioactive poly(ethylene glycol) scaffolds

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    Karina Arcaute; Brenda Mann; Ryan Wicker

    2010-01-01

    Challenges remain in tissue engineering to control the spatial, mechanical, temporal and biochemical architectures of scaffolds. Unique capabilities of stereolithography (SL) for fabricating multi-material spatially controlled bioactive scaffolds were explored in this work. To accomplish multi-material builds, a mini-vat setup was designed allowing for self-aligning X–Y registration during fabrication. The mini-vat setup allowed the part to be easily removed and

  2. Heat treatment of Na2O-CaO-P2O5-SiO2 bioactive glasses: densification processes and postsintering bioactivity.

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    Sola, A; Bellucci, D; Raucci, M G; Zeppetelli, S; Ambrosio, L; Cannillo, V

    2012-02-01

    Because of their excellent bioactivity, bioactive glasses are increasingly diffused to produce biomedical devices for bone prostheses, to face the dysfunctions that may be caused by traumatic events, diseases, or even natural aging. However, several processing routes, such as the production of scaffolds or the deposition of coatings, include a thermal treatment to apply or sinter the glass. The exposure to high temperature may induce a devetrification phenomenon, altering the properties and, in particular, the bioactivity of the glass. The present contribution offers an overview of the thermal behavior and properties of two glasses belonging to the Na2O-CaO-P2O5-SiO2 system, to be compared to the standard 45S5 Bioglass(®). The basic goal is to understand the effect of both the original composition and the thermal treatment on the performance of the sintered glasses. The new glasses, the one (BG_Na) with a high content of Na2O, the other (BG_Ca) with a high content of CaO, were fully characterized and sintering tests were performed to define the most interesting firing cycles. The sintered samples, treated at 880°C and 800°C respectively, were investigated from a microstructural point of view and their mechanical properties were compared to those of the bulk (not sintered) glass counterparts. The effect of sintering was especially striking on the BG_Ca material, whose Vickers hardness increased from 598.9 ± 46.7 HV to 1053.4 ± 35.0 HV. The in vitro tests confirmed the ability of the glasses, both in bulk and sintered form, of generating a hydroxyapatite surface layer when immersed in a simulated body fluid. More accurate biological tests performed on the sintered glasses proved the high bioactivity of the CaO-rich composition even after a heat treatment. PMID:22052581

  3. Influence of barium substitution on bioactivity, thermal and physico-mechanical properties of bioactive glass.

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    Arepalli, Sampath Kumar; Tripathi, Himanshu; Vyas, Vikash Kumar; Jain, Shubham; Suman, Shyam Kumar; Pyare, Ram; Singh, S P

    2015-04-01

    Barium with low concentration in the glasses acts as a muscle stimulant and is found in human teeth. We have made a primary study by substituting barium in the bioactive glass. The chemical composition containing (46.1-X) SiO2--24.3 Na2O-26.9 CaO-2.6 P2O5, where X=0, 0.4, 0.8, 1.2 and 1.6mol% of BaO was chosen and melted in an electric furnace at 1400±5°C. The glasses were characterized to determine their use in biomedical applications. The nucleation and crystallization regimes were determined by DTA and the controlled crystallization was carried out by suitable heat treatment. The crystalline phase formed was identified by using XRD technique. Bioactivity of these glasses was assessed by immersion in simulated body fluid (SBF) for various time periods. The formation of hydroxy carbonate apatite (HCA) layer was identified by FTIR spectrometry, scanning electron microscope (SEM) and XRD which showed the presence of HCA as the main phase in all tested bioactive glass samples. Flexural strength and densities of bioactive glasses have been measured and found to increase with increasing the barium content. The human blood compatibility of the samples was evaluated and found to be pertinent. PMID:25686983

  4. In vitro bioactivity and degradability of ?-tricalcium phosphate porous scaffold fabricated via selective laser sintering.

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    Shuai, Cijun; Zhuang, Jingyu; Hu, Huanlong; Peng, Shuping; Liu, Defu; Liu, Jinglin

    2013-01-01

    Porous scaffolds consisting of ?-tricalcium phosphate (?-TCP) were successfully fabricated via selective laser sintering. The scaffolds had a controlled microstructure and totally interconnected porous structure. The microstructure and mechanical properties were studied. The bioactivity and degradability of scaffolds were evaluated through the simulated body fluid (SBF) cultivation experiment. The formation of a biologically active carbonate apatite layer on the surface after immersion in SBF was demonstrated using scanning electron microscope, energy dispersive X-ray, and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Fast nucleation and growth of the carbonate apatite crystals were observed to occur all through the specimen surfaces. The phenomenon was explained in terms of the distribution and dispersion of inorganic phases in the scaffolds and the ionic activity products of the apatite in the SBF. The calculation results of weight loss and Ca/P molar ratio also suggest the good bioactivity and degradability of the scaffolds. These indicate that the ?-TCP porous ceramic scaffold is a potential candidate scaffold for bone tissue engineering. PMID:23600577

  5. Hydrogel/bioactive glass composites for bone regeneration applications: synthesis and characterisation.

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    Killion, John A; Kehoe, Sharon; Geever, Luke M; Devine, Declan M; Sheehan, Eoin; Boyd, Daniel; Higginbotham, Clement L

    2013-10-01

    Due to the deficiencies of current commercially available biological bone grafts, alternative bone graft substitutes have come to the forefront of tissue engineering in recent times. The main challenge for scientists in manufacturing bone graft substitutes is to obtain a scaffold that has sufficient mechanical strength and bioactive properties to promote formation of new tissue. The ability to synthesise hydrogel based composite scaffolds using photopolymerisation has been demonstrated in this study. The prepared hydrogel based composites were characterised using techniques including Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDX), rheological studies and compression testing. In addition, gel fraction, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), porosity and swelling studies of the composites were carried out. It was found that these novel hydrogel bioglass composite formulations did not display the inherent brittleness that is typically associated with bioactive glass based bone graft materials and exhibited enhanced biomechanical properties compared to the polyethylene glycol hydrogel scaffolds along. Together, the combination of enhanced mechanical properties and the deposition of apatite on the surface of these hydrogel based composites make them an ideal candidate as bone graft substitutes in cancellous bone defects or low load bearing applications. PMID:23910334

  6. Development of glass–ceramic scaffolds for bone tissue engineering: Characterisation, proliferation of human osteoblasts and nodule formation

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    C. Vitale-Brovarone; E. Verné; L. Robiglio; P. Appendino; F. Bassi; G. Martinasso; G. Muzio; R. Canuto

    2007-01-01

    Glass–ceramic macroporous scaffolds for tissue engineering have been developed using a polyurethane sponge template and bioactive glass powders. The starting glass (CEL2) belongs to the system SiO2–P2O5–CaO–MgO–Na2O–K2O and has been synthesised by a conventional melting–quenching route. A slurry of CEL2 powder, polyvinyl alcohol and water has been prepared in order to coat, by impregnation, the polymeric template. An optimised thermal

  7. A review of glass-ionomers: From conventional glass-ionomer to bioactive glass-ionomer.

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    Khoroushi, Maryam; Keshani, Fateme

    2013-07-01

    Materials used in the body, especially the materials used in various oral cavity regions should be stable and passive without any interactions with the body tissues or fluids. Dental amalgam, composite resins and dental cements are the materials of choice with such properties. The first attempts to produce active materials, which could interact with the human body tissues and fluids were prompted by the concept that fluoride-releasing materials exert useful effects in the body. The concept of using the "smart" materials in dentistry has attracted a lot of attention in recent years. Conventional glass-ionomer (GI) cements have a large number of applications in dentistry. They are biocompatible with the dental pulp to some extent. GI is predominantly used as cements in dentistry; however, they have some disadvantages, the most important of which is lack of adequate strength and toughness. In an attempt to improve the mechanical properties of the conventional GI, resin-modified glass-ionomers have been marketed, with hydrophilic monomers, such as hydroxyethyl methacrylated (HEMA). Some recent studies have evaluated GI with bioactive glass in its structure to validate the claims that such a combination will improve tooth bioactivity, regeneration capacity and restoration. There is ever-increasing interest in the application of bioactive materials in the dental field in an attempt to remineralize affected dentin. The aim of this review article is to evaluate these materials and their characteristics and applications. PMID:24130573

  8. Glass-ionomers: bioactive implant materials

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    I. M. Brook; P. V. Hatton

    1998-01-01

    Glass-ionomer cements (GICs) originally designed for use as dental materials have a number of advantages over acrylic bone cements. These include lack of exotherm during setting, absence of monomer and improved release of incorporated therapeutic agents; this has resulted in the development of GICs for biomedical applications. Major landmarks in this history are the formulation of defined-composition ionomer glasses and

  9. In Vitro Bioactivity and Antimicrobial Tuning of Bioactive Glass Nanoparticles Added with Neem (Azadirachta indica) Leaf Powder

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    Prabhu, M.; Ruby Priscilla, S.; Kavitha, K.; Manivasakan, P.; Rajendran, V.; Kulandaivelu, P.

    2014-01-01

    Silica and phosphate based bioactive glass nanoparticles (58SiO2-33CaO-9P2O5) with doping of neem (Azadirachta indica) leaf powder and silver nanoparticles were prepared and characterised. Bioactive glass nanoparticles were produced using sol-gel technique. In vitro bioactivity of the prepared samples was investigated using simulated body fluid. X-ray diffraction (XRD) pattern of prepared glass particles reveals amorphous phase and spherical morphology with a particle size of less than 50?nm. When compared to neem doped glass, better bioactivity was attained in silver doped glass through formation of hydroxyapatite layer on the surface, which was confirmed through XRD, Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analysis. However, neem leaf powder doped bioactive glass nanoparticles show good antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli and less bioactivity compared with silver doped glass particles. In addition, the biocompatibility of the prepared nanocomposites reveals better results for neem doped and silver doped glasses at lower concentration. Therefore, neem doped bioactive glass may act as a potent antimicrobial agent for preventing microbial infection in tissue engineering applications. PMID:25276834

  10. Developing bioactive composite scaffolds for bone tissue engineering

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    Chen, Yun

    Poly(L-lactic acid) (PLLA) films were fabricated using the method of dissolving and evaporation. PLLA scaffold was prepared by solid-liquid phase separation of polymer solutions and subsequent sublimation of solvent. Bonelike apatite coating was formed on PLLA films, PLLA scaffolds and poly(glycolic acid) (PGA) scaffolds in 24 hours through an accelerated biomimetic process. The ion concentrations in the simulated body fluid (SBF) were nearly 5 times of those in human blood plasma. The apatite formed was characterized using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The apatite formed in 5SBF was similar in morphology and composition to that formed in the classical biomimetic process employing SBF or 1.5SBF, and similar to that of natural bone. This indicated that the biomimetic apatite coating process could be accelerated by using concentrated simulated body fluid at 37°C. Besides saving time, the accelerated biomimetic process is particularly significant to biodegradable polymers. Some polymers which degrade too fast to be coated with apatite by a classical biomimetic process, for example PGA, could be coated with bone-like apatite in an accelerated biomimetic process. Collagen and apatite were co-precipitated as a composite coating on poly(L-lactic acid) (PLLA) in an accelerated biomimetic process. The incubation solution contained collagen (1g/L) and simulated body fluid (SBF) with 5 times inorganic ionic concentrations as human blood plasma. The coating formed on PLLA films and scaffolds after 24 hours incubation was characterized using EDX, XRD, FTIR, and SEM. It was shown that the coating contained carbonated bone-like apatite and collagen, the primary constituents of natural bone. SEM showed a complex composite coating of submicron bone-like apatite particulates combined with collagen fibrils. This work provided an efficient process to obtain bone-like apatite/collagen composite coating. Saos-2 osteoblast-like cells were used to evaluate the cellular behaviors on these biomimetic coatings. Cell morphologies on the surfaces of PLLA films and scaffolds, PLLA films and scaffolds with apatite coating, and PLLA films and scaffolds with apatite/collagen composite coating were studied by SEM. Cell viability was assessed by the 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrasodium bromide (MTT) assay. In addition, differentiated cell function was assessed by measuring alkaline phosphatase activity. These results suggested that the apatite coating and apatite/collagen composite coating fabricated through the accelerated biomimetic processes could improve the interactions between osteoblasts and PLLA. The composite coating was more effective than apatite coating in improving such interactions. PLLA scaffolds coated with submicron collagen fibrils and submicron apatite paticulates are expected to be one of the promising 3D substrates for bone tissue engineering. To facilitate coating into scaffolds, the flowing condition was introduced into the accelerated biomimetic process. The apatite formed in the different sites in the scaffold was characterized using SEM. It was found that the accelerated biomimetic process performed in the flowing condition yielded more uniform spatial distribution of apatite particles than that in the regular shaking condition. This work provides a novel condition for obtaining uniform spatial distribution of bone-like apatite within the scaffolds in a timely manner, which is expected to facilitate uniform distribution of attached cells within the scaffoldsin vitro and in vivo.

  11. Bioactive glass/ZrO2 composites for orthopaedic applications.

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    Bellucci, D; Sola, A; Cannillo, V

    2014-02-01

    Binary biocomposites were realized by combining yttria-stabilized tetragonal zirconia polycrystal (Y-TZP) with a bioactive glass matrix. Few works are available regarding composites containing zirconia and a relatively high content of glass because the resulting samples are usually biocompatible but not bioactive after thermal treatment. In the present research, the promising properties of the new BG_Ca-K glass, with its low tendency to crystallize and high apatite-forming ability, allowed us to sinter the composites at a relatively low temperature with excellent effects in terms of bioactivity. In addition, it was possible to benefit from the good mechanical behaviour of Y-TZP, thus obtaining samples with microhardness values that were among the highest reported in the literature. After a detailed analysis regarding the thermal behaviour of the composite powders, the sintered bodies were fully characterized by means of x-ray diffraction, SEM equipped with EDS, density measurements, volumetric shrinkage determination, mechanical testing and in vitro evaluation in a simulated body fluid (SBF) solution. According to the experimental results, the presence of Y-TZP improved the mechanical performance. Meanwhile, the BG_Ca-K glass, which mainly preserved its amorphous structure after sintering, provided the composites with a good apatite-forming ability in SBF. PMID:24343516

  12. Differential alkaline phosphatase responses of rat and human bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells to 45S5 bioactive glass

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    Reilly, Gwendolen C.; Radin, Shula; Chen, Andrew T.; Ducheyne, Paul

    2009-01-01

    Bioactive glass is used as both a bone filler and as a coating on implants, and has been advocated as a potential osteogenic scaffold for tissue engineering. Rat derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) show elevated levels of levels of alkaline phosphatase activity when grown on 45S5 bioactive glass as compared to standard tissue culture plastic. Similarly, exposure to the dissolution products of 45S5 elevates alkaline phosphatase activity and other osteogenic markers in these cells. We investigated whether human MSCs grown under the same laboratory conditions as rat MSCs would exhibit similar responses. In general, human MSCs produce markedly less alkaline phosphatase activity than rat MSCs, regardless of cell culture conditions, and do not respond to the growth factor BMP-2 in the same way as rat MSCs. In our experiments there was no difference in alkaline phosphatase activity between human MSCs grown on 45S5 bioactive glass or tissue culture plastic, in samples from five different orthopaedic patients, regardless of culture media composition. Neither was there any consistent effect of 45S5 dissolution products on human MSCs from three different donors. These results suggest that the positive effects of bioactive glass on bone growth in human patients are not mediated by accelerated differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells. PMID:17586040

  13. Nanostructured bioactive glass–ceramic coatings deposited by the liquid precursor plasma spraying process

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    Yanfeng Xiao; Lei Song; Xiaoguang Liu; Yi Huang; Tao Huang; Yao Wu; Jiyong Chen; Fang Wu

    2011-01-01

    Bioactive glass–ceramic coatings have great potential in dental and orthopedic medical implant applications, due to its excellent bioactivity, biocompatibility and osteoinductivity. However, most of the coating preparation techniques either produce only thin thickness coatings or require tedious preparation steps. In this study, a new attempt was made to deposit bioactive glass–ceramic coatings on titanium substrates by the liquid precursor plasma

  14. A Solanesol-derived Scaffold for Multimerization of Bioactive Peptides

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    Alleti, Ramesh; Rao, Venkataramanarao; Xu, Liping; Gillies, Robert J.; Mash, Eugene A.

    2010-01-01

    A flexible molecular scaffold bearing varying numbers of terminal alkyne groups was synthesized in five steps from solanesol. R(CO)-MSH(4)-NH2 ligands, which have a relatively low affinity for binding at the human melanocortin 4 receptor (hMC4R), were prepared by solid phase synthesis and were N-terminally acylated using 6-azidohexanoic acid. Multiple copies of the azide N3(CH2)5(CO)-MSH(4)-NH2 were attached to the alkyne-bearing, solanesol-derived molecular scaffold via the copper(I)-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC) reaction. Control studies showed that the binding affinity of the triazole-containing ligand, CH3(CH2)3(C2N3)(CH2)5(CO)-MSH(4)-NH2, was not significantly diminished relative to the corresponding parental ligand, CH3(CO)-MSH(4)-NH2. In a competitive binding assay using a Eu-labeled probe based on the superpotent ligand NDP-?-MSH, the monovalent and multivalent constructs appear to bind to hMC4R as monovalent species. In a similar assay using a Eu-labeled probe based on MSH(4), modest increases in binding potency with increased MSH(4) content per scaffold were observed. PMID:20701315

  15. Bioactive IGF-1 release from collagen-GAG scaffold to enhance cartilage repair in vitro.

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    Mullen, Leanne M; Best, Serena M; Ghose, Siddhartha; Wardale, John; Rushton, Neil; Cameron, Ruth E

    2015-01-01

    Tissue engineering is a promising technique for cartilage repair. Toward this goal, a porous collagen-glycosaminoglycan (CG) scaffold was loaded with different concentrations of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and evaluated as a growth factor delivery device. The biological response was assessed by monitoring the amount of type II collagen and proteoglycan synthesised by the chondrocytes seeded within the scaffolds. IGF-1 release was dependent on the IGF-1 loading concentration used to adsorb IGF-1 onto the CG scaffolds and the amount of IGF-1 released into the media was highest at day 4. This initial IGF-1 release could be modelled using linear regression analysis. Osteoarthritic (OA) chondrocytes seeded within scaffolds containing adsorbed IGF-1 deposited decorin and type II collagen in a dose dependent manner and the highest type II collagen deposition was achieved via loading the scaffold with 50 ?g/ml IGF-1. Cells seeded within the IGF-1 loaded scaffolds also deposited more extracellular matrix than the no growth factor control group thus the IGF-1 released from the scaffold remained bioactive and exerted an anabolic effect on OA chondrocytes. The effectiveness of adsorbing IGF-1 onto the scaffold may be due to protection of the molecule from proteolytic digestion allowing a more sustained release of IGF-1 over time compared to adding multiple doses of exogenous growth factor. Incorporating IGF-1 into the CG scaffold provided an initial therapeutic burst release of IGF-1 which is beneficial in initiating ECM deposition and repair in this in vitro model and shows potential for developing this delivery device in vivo. PMID:25577208

  16. Effect of crystallinity on crack propagation and mineralization of bioactive glass 45S5

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    Kashyap, Satadru

    Bioactive glasses are a type of ceramic material designed to be used as bioresorbable therapeutic bone implants. Thermal treatment of bioactive glass ceramics dictates many important features such as microstructure, degree of crystallinity, mechanical properties, and mineralization. This study investigates the effects of temperature, time, and heating rates on the crystallization kinetics of melt cast bioactive glass 45S5. Bulk crystallization (three dimensional crystallite formation) was found to always occur in bulk bioactive glass 45S5 irrespective of the processing conditions. A comparative study of crack paths in amorphous and crystalline phases of bioactive glass 45S5 revealed crack deflections and higher fracture resistance in partially crystallized bioactive glass. Such toughening is likely attributed to different crystallographic orientations of crystals or residual thermal mismatch strains. Furthermore, in vitro immersion testing of partially crystalline glass ceramic revealed higher adhesion capabilities of the mineralized layer formed on amorphous regions as compared to its crystalline counterpart.

  17. In vitro characterisation of zirconia coated by bioactive glass

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    M. Bosetti; E. Vernè; M. Ferraris; A. Ravaglioli; M. Cannas

    2001-01-01

    An in vitro evaluation of a biomedical device, which combines the mechanical properties of zirconia substrates with the bioactivity of two different glass layers (AP40 and RKKP), was performed. In this work, data on different kinds of analysis were reported both on as-sintered zirconia samples and on RKKP- and AP40-coated zirconia substrates. Structure, composition and morphology of the apatite layer

  18. Freeze Casting of Porous Bioactive Glass and Bioceramics

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    Kajal K. Mallick

    2009-01-01

    Highly porous network structures of hydroxyapatite, tricalcium phosphates, a bioactive glass as well as their composites have been fabricated using variations of camphene-, glycerol-, and ice-based freeze-casting techniques. The ball-milled slurries containing 10%-60% solid loading were cast at ambient tem- perature, followed by sublimation at temperatures between ? 701 and 601C. The green body was sintered in air to a

  19. Degradable polyester scaffolds with controlled surface chemistry combining minimal protein adsorption with specific bioactivation

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    Grafahrend, Dirk; Heffels, Karl-Heinz; Beer, Meike V.; Gasteier, Peter; Möller, Martin; Boehm, Gabriele; Dalton, Paul D.; Groll, Jürgen

    2011-01-01

    Advanced biomaterials and scaffolds for tissue engineering place high demands on materials and exceed the passive biocompatibility requirements previously considered acceptable for biomedical implants. Together with degradability, the activation of specific cell-material interactions and a three-dimensional environment that mimics the extracellular matrix are core challenges and prerequisites for the organization of living cells to functional tissue. Moreover, although bioactive signalling combined with minimization of non-specific protein adsorption is an advanced modification technique for flat surfaces, it is usually not accomplished for three-dimensional fibrous scaffolds used in tissue engineering. Here, we present a one-step preparation of fully synthetic, bioactive and degradable extracellular matrix-mimetic scaffolds by electrospinning, using poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) as the matrix polymer. Addition of a functional, amphiphilic macromolecule based on star-shaped poly(ethylene oxide) transforms current biomedically used degradable polyesters into hydrophilic fibres, which causes the suppression of non-specific protein adsorption on the fibres’ surface. The subsequent covalent attachment of cell-adhesion-mediating peptides to the hydrophilic fibres promotes specific bioactivation and enables adhesion of cells through exclusive recognition of the immobilized binding motifs. This approach permits synthetic materials to directly control cell behaviour, for example, resembling the binding of cells to fibronectin immobilized on collagen fibres in the extracellular matrix of connective tissue.

  20. Incorporation of bioactive glass in calcium phosphate cement: material characterization and in vitro degradation.

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    Renno, A C M; Nejadnik, M R; van de Watering, F C J; Crovace, M C; Zanotto, E D; Hoefnagels, J P M; Wolke, J G C; Jansen, J A; van den Beucken, J J J P

    2013-08-01

    Calcium phosphate cements (CPCs) have been widely used as an alternative to biological grafts due to their excellent osteoconductive properties. Although degradation has been improved by using poly(D,L-lactic-co-glycolic) acid (PLGA) microspheres as porogens, the biological performance of CPC/PLGA composites is insufficient to stimulate bone healing in large bone defects. In this context, the aim of this study was to investigate the effect of incorporating osteopromotive bioactive glass (BG; up to 50 wt %) on setting properties, in vitro degradation behavior and morphological characteristics of CPC/BG and CPC/PLGA/BG. The results revealed that the initial and final setting time of the composites increased with increasing amounts of incorporated BG. The degradation test showed a BG-dependent increasing effect on pH of CPC/BG and CPC/PLGA/BG pre-set scaffolds immersed in PBS compared to CPC and CPC/PLGA equivalents. Whereas no effects on mass loss were observed for CPC and CPC/BG pre-set scaffolds, CPC/PLGA/BG pre-set scaffolds showed an accelerated mass loss compared with CPC/PLGA equivalents. Morphologically, no changes were observed for CPC and CPC/BG pre-set scaffolds. In contrast, CPC/PLGA and CPC/PLGA/BG showed apparent degradation of PLGA microspheres and faster loss of integrity for CPC/PLGA/BG pre-set scaffolds compared with CPC/PLGA equivalents. Based on the present in vitro results, it can be concluded that BG can be successfully introduced into CPC and CPC/PLGA without exceeding the setting time beyond clinically acceptable values. All injectable composites containing BG had suitable handling properties and specifically CPC/PLGA/BG showed an increased rate of mass loss. Future investigations should focus on translating these findings to in vivo applications. PMID:23364896

  1. The Influence of Peptide Modifications of Bioactive Glass on Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Growth and Function

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    Ammar, Mohamed

    2011-12-01

    Bioactive glass is known for its potential as a bone scaffold due to its ability to stimulate osteogenesis and induce bone formation. Broadening this potential to include the differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) to bone cells will enhance the healing process in bone defects. The surface of bioactive glass made by the sol-gel technique with the composition of 70% SiO2-30% CaO (mol %) was grafted with 3 peptides sequences in different combinations from proteins (fibronectin BMP-2 and BMP-9) that are known to promote the adhesion, differentiation and osteogenesis process. The experiment was done in two forms, a 2D non-porous thin film and a 3D nano-macroporous structure. hMSCs were grown on the materials for a total of five weeks. The 2D materials were tested for the expression of 3 osteogenic markers (osteopontin, osteocalcin and osteonectin) through immunocytochemistry. The 3D forms were monitored for cell's adhesion, morphology, spreading and proliferation by scanning electron microscopy, in addition to proliferation assay and alkaline phosphatase activity measurement. Results showed that hMSCs poorly adhered to the 2D thin films, but the few cells survived showed enhanced expression of the osteogenic markers. On the 3D form, cells showed enhanced proliferation at week one and more survival of the cells on the materials grafted with the adhesion peptide for the successive weeks in comparison to the positive control samples. Enhanced alkaline phosphatase activity was also detected compared to the negative control samples but were still below the positive control samples. In conclusion, the peptide grafting could increase the effect of bioactive glass but more peptide combinations should be examined to improve the effects on the differentiation and osteogenic activity of the hMSCs.

  2. Investigation of emulsified, acid and acid-alkali catalyzed mesoporous bioactive glass microspheres for bone regeneration and drug delivery.

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    Miao, Guohou; Chen, Xiaofeng; Dong, Hua; Fang, Liming; Mao, Cong; Li, Yuli; Li, Zhengmao; Hu, Qing

    2013-10-01

    Acid-catalyzed mesoporous bioactive glass microspheres (MBGMs-A) and acid-alkali co-catalyzed mesoporous bioactive glass microspheres (MBGMs-B) were successfully synthesized via combination of sol-gel and water-in-oil (W/O) micro-emulsion methods. The structural, morphological and textural properties of mesoporous bioactive glass microspheres (MBGMs) were characterized by various techniques. Results show that both MBGMs-A and MBGMs-B exhibit regularly spherical shape but with different internal porous structures, i.e., a dense microstructure for MBGMs-A and internally porous structure for MBGMs-B. (29)Si NMR data reveal that MGBMs have low polymerization degree of silica network. The in vitro bioactivity tests indicate that the apatite formation rate of MBGMs-B was faster than that of MBGMs-A after soaking in simulated body fluid (SBF) solution. Furthermore, the two kinds of MBGMs have similar storage capacity of alendronate (AL), and the release behaviors of AL could be controlled due to their unique porous structure. In conclusion, the microspheres are shown to be promising candidates as bone-related drug carriers and filling materials of composite scaffold for bone repair. PMID:23910338

  3. Strontium containing bioactive glasses: Glass structure and physical properties

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    Yann C. Fredholm; Natalia Karpukhina; Robert V. Law; Robert G. Hill

    2010-01-01

    The influence of substituting strontium for calcium in the following glass series 49.46 SiO2–1.07 P2O5–(23.08-X) CaO–X SrO–26.38 Na2O was studied on the physical properties. Solid state nuclear magnetic resonance and vibrational spectroscopy showed that the glasses were predominantly composed of Q2 silicate chains. Addition of strontium did not result in any structural alteration of the glass network due to the

  4. Fabrication, structure and biological properties of organic acid-derived sol-gel bioactive glasses

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    Bo Lei; Xiaofeng Chen; Yingjun Wang; Naru Zhao; Chang Du; Liming Fang

    2010-01-01

    Sol-gel-derived bioactive glasses (BGs) have been developed for bone tissue regeneration. To develop more reliable bone tissue repair systems, it is necessary to control the morphology and surface textures of bioactive glasses. In this study, we prepared bioactive glasses by sol-gel technology using hydrochloride acid, lactic acid, citric acid and acetic acid as hydrolysis catalysts. We studied effects of acids

  5. A Sucrose-derived Scaffold for Multimerization of Bioactive Peptides

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    Rao, Venkataramanarao; Alleti, Ramesh; Xu, Liping; Tafreshi, Narges K.; Morse, David L.; Gillies, Robert J.; Mash, Eugene A.

    2011-01-01

    A spherical molecular scaffold bearing eight terminal alkyne groups was synthesized in one step from sucrose. One or more copies of a tetrapeptide azide, either N3(CH2)5(C=O)-His-dPhe-Arg-Trp-NH2 (MSH4) or N3(CH2)5(C=O)-Trp-Met-Asp-Phe-NH2 (CCK4), were attached to the scaffold via the copper(I)-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC) reaction. Competitive binding assays using Eu-labeled probes based on the superpotent ligands Ser-Tyr-Ser-Nle-Glu-His-dPhe-Arg-Trp-Gly-Lys-Pro-Val-NH2 (NDP-?-MSH) and Asp-Tyr-Met-Gly-Trp-Met-Asp-Phe-NH2 (CCK8) were used to study the interactions of monovalent and multivalent MSH4 and CCK4 constructs with Hek293 cells engineered to overexpress MC4R and CCK2R. All of the monovalent and multivalent MSH4 constructs exhibited binding comparable to that of the parental ligand, suggesting that either the ligand spacing was inappropriate for multivalent binding, or MSH4 is too weak a binder for a second “anchoring” binding event to occur before the monovalently-bound construct is released from the cell surface. In contrast with this behavior, monovalent CCK4 constructs were significantly less potent than the parental ligand, while multivalent CCK4 constructs were as or more potent than the parental ligand. These results are suggestive of multivalent binding, which may be due to increased residence times for monovalently bound CCK4 constructs on the cell surface relative to MSH4 constructs, the greater residence time being necessary for the establishment of multivalent binding. PMID:21940174

  6. A bioactive "self-fitting" shape memory polymer scaffold with potential to treat cranio-maxillo facial bone defects.

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    Zhang, Dawei; George, Olivia J; Petersen, Keri M; Jimenez-Vergara, Andrea C; Hahn, Mariah S; Grunlan, Melissa A

    2014-11-01

    While tissue engineering is a promising alternative for treating critical-sized cranio-maxillofacial bone defects, improvements in scaffold design are needed. In particular, scaffolds that can precisely match the irregular boundaries of bone defects as well as exhibit an interconnected pore morphology and bioactivity would enhance tissue regeneration. In this study, a shape memory polymer (SMP) scaffold was developed exhibiting an open porous structure and the capacity to conformally "self-fit" into irregular defects. The SMP scaffold was prepared via photocrosslinking of poly(?-caprolactone) (PCL) diacrylate using a SCPL method, which included a fused salt template. A bioactive polydopamine coating was applied to coat the pore walls. Following exposure to warm saline at T>T(trans) (T(trans)=T(m) of PCL), the scaffold became malleable and could be pressed into an irregular model defect. Cooling caused the scaffold to lock in its temporary shape within the defect. The polydopamine coating did not alter the physical properties of the scaffold. However, polydopamine-coated scaffolds exhibited superior bioactivity (i.e. formation of hydroxyapatite in vitro), osteoblast adhesion, proliferation, osteogenic gene expression and extracellular matrix deposition. PMID:25063999

  7. A simultaneous process of 3D magnesium phosphate scaffold fabrication and bioactive substance loading for hard tissue regeneration.

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    Lee, Jongman; Farag, Mohammad Mahmoud; Park, Eui Kyun; Lim, Jiwon; Yun, Hui-Suk

    2014-03-01

    A novel room temperature process was developed to produce a 3D porous magnesium phosphate (MgP) scaffold with high drug load/release efficiency for use in hard tissue regeneration through a combination of a paste extruding deposition (PED) system and cement chemistry. MgP scaffolds were prepared using a two-step process. The first step was fabrication of the 3D porous scaffold green body to control both the morphology and pore structure using a PED system without hardening. The second step was cementation, which was carried out by immersing the scaffold green body in the binder solution for hardening instead of the typical sintering process in ceramic scaffold fabrication. Separation of the manufacturing process and cement reaction was important to secure enough time to fabricate a 3D scaffold with various sizes and architectures under homogeneous extruding conditions. Because the whole process is carried out at room temperature, the bioactive molecules, which are easily denatured by heat, may apply to scaffolds during the process. Lysozyme was selected as a model bioactive substance to demonstrate the efficiency of this process; this was directly mixed into MgP powder to introduce homogeneous distribution in the scaffold. The extruding paste for the PED system was prepared using the MgP-lysozyme blended powder as starting materials. That is, both 3D scaffold fabrication and functionalization of the scaffold with bioactive substances could be carried out simultaneously. This process significantly enhanced both drug loading efficiency and release performance compared to the typical sintering process, where the drug is generally loaded by adsorption after heat treatment. The MgP scaffold developed in this study satisfied the required conditions for scaffolding in hard tissue regeneration in an ideal manner, including 3 dimensionally well-interconnected pore structures, favorable mechanical properties, biodegradability, good cell affinity and in vitro biocompatibility; thus, it has excellent potential for application in the field of biomaterials. PMID:24433911

  8. A new class of bioactive glasses: calcium-magnesium sulfophosphates.

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    Bassett, David C; Meszaros, Robert; Orzol, Dominik; Woy, Michel; Zhang, Yu Ling; Tiedemann, Kerstin; Wondraczek, Lothar; Komarova, Svetlana; Barralet, Jake E

    2014-08-01

    Low-melting ionic sulfophosphate glasses from the system P2O5-SO4-MO-Na2O (M?=?Zn(2+), Ca(2+) or Mg(2+)) have been previously shown by us to allow tuneable aqueous dissolution and also enable processing temperatures well below 400°C. Sulfate ions are extremely safe for use in the body as decades of use of calcium sulfate bone grafts testifies and there is no known limit on their adult oral toxicity. This glass system therefore offers great potential for use as biomaterials, especially in organic-inorganic hybrid systems such as glass-polymer composites for tissue engineering or drug encapsulation and delivery applications. A compositional region was identified where stable sulfophosphates of the type P2O5-SO4-(Ca, Mg, Zn)O-Na2O can be fabricated. For these glasses, the viscosity-temperature-dependence, glass transformation temperatures (Tg ) and the onset of crystallization were evaluated as the primary processing parameters. As a first step in exploring their potential as a biomaterial, in this study we examine the bioactivity of several compositions of these glasses using fibroblast, monocyte, and osteoclast cell culture models to determine cellular responses in terms of attachment, proliferation, differentiation, and toxicity. PMID:24115563

  9. Fluoride release and bioactivity evaluation of glass ionomer: Forsterite nanocomposite

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    Sayyedan, Fatemeh Sadat; Fathi, Mohammadhossein; Edris, Hossein; Doostmohammadi, Ali; Mortazavi, Vajihesadat; Shirani, Farzaneh

    2013-01-01

    Background: The most important limitation of glass ionomer cements (GICs) is the weak mechanical properties. Our previous research showed that higher mechanical properties could be achieved by addition of forsterite (Mg2SiO4) nanoparticles to ceramic part of GIC. The objective of the present study was to fabricate a glass ionomer- Mg2SiO4 nanocomposite and to evaluate the effect of addition of Mg2SiO4 nanoparticles on bioactivity and fluoride release behavior of prepared nanocomposite. Materials and Methods: Forsterite nanoparticles were made by sol-gel process. X-ray diffraction (XRD) technique was used in order to phase structure characterization and determination of grain size of Mg2SiO4 nanopowder. Nanocomposite was fabricated via adding 3wt.% of Mg2SiO4 nanoparticles to ceramic part of commercial GIC (Fuji II GC). Fluoride ion release and bioactivity of nanocomposite were measured using the artificial saliva and simulated body fluid (SBF), respectively. Bioactivity of specimens was investigated by Fourier transitioned-infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), scanning electronmicroscopy (SEM), Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES) and registration of the changes in pH of soaking solution at the soaking period. Statistical analysis was carried out by one Way analysis of variance and differences were considered significant if P < 0.05. Results: The results of XRD analysis confirmed that nanocrystalline and pure Mg2SiO4 powder was obtained. Fluoride ion release evaluation showed that the values of released fluoride ions from nanocomposite are somewhat less than Fuji II GC. SEM images, pH changes of the SBF and results of the ICP-OES and FTIR tests confirmed the bioactivity of the nanocomposite. Statistical analysis showed that the differences between the results of all groups were significant (P < 0.05). Conclusion: Glass ionomer- Mg2SiO4 nanocomposite could be a good candidate for dentistry and orthopedic applications, through of desirable fluoride ion release and bioactivity. PMID:24130579

  10. 45S5 Bioactive glass surface charge variations and the formation of a surface calcium phosphate layer in a

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    Lu, Helen H.

    45S5 Bioactive glass surface charge variations and the formation of a surface calcium phosphate: bioactivity; surface charge; fibronectin; protein adsorption; calcium phosphate layer INTRODUCTION By forming a surface calcium phosphate layer in vivo, bioactive materials, such as 45S5 bioactive glass (BG), are able

  11. Rate-programming of nano-particulate delivery systems for smart bioactive scaffolds in tissue engineering

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    Izadifar, Mohammad; Haddadi, Azita; Chen, Xiongbiao; Kelly, Michael E.

    2015-01-01

    Development of smart bioactive scaffolds is of importance in tissue engineering, where cell proliferation, differentiation and migration within scaffolds can be regulated by the interactions between cells and scaffold through the use of growth factors (GFs) and extra cellular matrix peptides. One challenge in this area is to spatiotemporally control the dose, sequence and profile of release of GFs so as to regulate cellular fates during tissue regeneration. This challenge would be addressed by rate-programming of nano-particulate delivery systems, where the release of GFs via polymeric nanoparticles is controlled by means of the methods of, such as externally-controlled and physicochemically/architecturally-modulated so as to mimic the profile of physiological GFs. Identifying and understanding such factors as the desired release profiles, mechanisms of release, physicochemical characteristics of polymeric nanoparticles, and externally-triggering stimuli are essential for designing and optimizing such delivery systems. This review surveys the recent studies on the desired release profiles of GFs in various tissue engineering applications, elucidates the major release mechanisms and critical factors affecting release profiles, and overviews the role played by the mathematical models for optimizing nano-particulate delivery systems. Potentials of stimuli responsive nanoparticles for spatiotemporal control of GF release are also presented, along with the recent advances in strategies for spatiotemporal control of GF delivery within tissue engineered scaffolds. The recommendation for the future studies to overcome challenges for developing sophisticated particulate delivery systems in tissue engineering is discussed prior to the presentation of conclusions drawn from this paper.

  12. New Strontium-based Bioactive Glasses: Physicochemical Reactivity and Delivering Capability

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1 New Strontium-based Bioactive Glasses: Physicochemical Reactivity and Delivering Capability, strontium- doped bioactive glasses are of major interest; their key property relies on the increased that closely resembles to the biological apatite present in bones. Compared to strontium-free materials

  13. The osteogenic response of mesenchymal stromal cells to strontium-substituted bioactive glasses.

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    Santocildes-Romero, Martin E; Crawford, Aileen; Hatton, Paul V; Goodchild, Rebecca L; Reaney, Ian M; Miller, Cheryl A

    2015-05-01

    Bioactive glasses are known to stimulate bone healing, and the incorporation of strontium has the potential to increase their potency. In this study, calcium oxide in the 45S5 bioactive glass composition was partially (50%, Sr50) or fully (100%, Sr100) substituted with strontium oxide on a molar basis. The effects of the substitution on bioactive glass properties were studied, including density, solubility, and in vitro cytotoxicity. Stimulation of osteogenic differentiation was investigated using mesenchymal stromal cells obtained from rat bone marrow. Strontium substitution resulted in altered physical properties including increased solubility. Statistically significant reductions in cell viability were observed with the addition of bioactive glass powders to culture medium. Specifically, addition of???13.3?mg/ml of 45S5 bioactive glass or Sr50, or???6.7?mg/ml of Sr100, resulted in significant inhibition. Real-time PCR analyses detected the upregulation of genes associated with osteoblastic differentiation in the presence of all bioactive glass compositions. Some genes, including Alpl and Bglap, were further stimulated in the presence of Sr50 and Sr100. It was concluded that strontium-substituted bioactive glasses promoted osteogenesis in a differentiating bone cell culture model and, therefore, have considerable potential for use as improved bioactive glasses for bone tissue regeneration. PMID:25757935

  14. Local protective effects of oral 45S5 bioactive glass on gastric ulcers in experimental animals.

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    Ma, Ai-niu; Gong, Nian; Lu, Jin-miao; Huang, Jin-lu; Hao, Bin; Guo, Yang; Zhong, Jipin; Xu, Yuhong; Chang, Jiang; Wang, Yong-xiang

    2013-03-01

    Bioactive glass has been shown to stimulate bone regeneration and soft tissue healing. In this study, we evaluated the local protective effects of bioactive glass on experimental gastric ulcers, in comparison with omeprazole and hydrotalcite. Single and multiple gavage of 45S5 bioactive glass dose-dependently protected stress ulcers in mice and chronic ulcers in rats. Multi-daily gavage of bioactive glass for 7 days prevented chronic ulcer recurrence by 50 %. Bioactive glass ionic dissolution produced marked proliferation of ethanol-injured GES-1 human gastric mucosa epithelial cells 48 and 72 h after exposure. Bioactive glass was shown to be hardly absorbed after single or multi-daily gavage. This study, for the first time, demonstrates that bioactive glass is effective in protecting against gastric ulcers, with its high efficacy comparable to omeprazole and superior to hydrotalcite. The lack of oral absorption makes bioactive glass a potential for treatment of peptic ulcers omitting systemic toxicity or side-effects. PMID:23329370

  15. Evaluation of mechanical property and bioactivity of nano-bioglass 45S5 scaffold coated with poly-3-hydroxybutyrate.

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    Montazeri, Mahbobeh; Karbasi, Saeed; Foroughi, Mohammad Reza; Monshi, Ahmad; Ebrahimi-Kahrizsangi, Reza

    2015-02-01

    One of the major challenges facing researchers of tissue engineering is scaffold design with desirable physical and mechanical properties for growth and proliferation of cells and tissue formation. In this research, firstly, nano-bioglass powder with grain sizes of 55-56 nm was prepared by melting method of industrial raw materials at 1,400 °C. Then the porous ceramic scaffold of bioglass with 30, 40 and 50 wt% was prepared by using the polyurethane sponge replication method. The scaffolds were coated with poly-3-hydroxybutyrate (P3HB) for 30 s and 1 min in order to increase the scaffold's mechanical properties. XRD, XRF, SEM, FE-SEM and FT-IR were used for phase and component studies, morphology, particle size and determination of functional groups, respectively. XRD and XRF results showed that the type of the produced bioglass was 45S5. The results of XRD and FT-IR showed that the best temperature to produce bioglass scaffold was 600 °C, in which Na2Ca2Si3O9 crystal is obtained. By coating the scaffolds with P3HB, a composite scaffold with optimal porosity of 80-87% in 200-600 ?m and compression strength of 0.1-0.53 MPa was obtained. According to the results of compressive strength and porosity tests, the best kind of scaffold was produced with 30 wt% of bioglass immersed for 1 min in P3HB. To evaluate the bioactivity of the scaffold, the SBF solution was used. The selected scaffold (30 wt% bioglass/6 wt% P3HB) was maintained for up to 4 weeks in this solution at an incubation temperature of 37 °C. The XRD, SEM EDXA and AAS tests were indicative of hydroxyapatite formation on the surface of bioactive scaffold. This scaffold has some potential to use in bone tissue engineering. PMID:25631260

  16. Mechanical and structural characterisation of completely degradable polylactic acid\\/calcium phosphate glass scaffolds

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    Montse Charles-Harris; Sergio del Valle; Emilie Hentges; Pierre Bleuet; Damien Lacroix; Josep A. Planell

    2007-01-01

    This study involves the mechanical and structural characterisation of completely degradable scaffolds for tissue engineering applications. The scaffolds are a composite of polylactic acid (PLA) and a soluble calcium phosphate glass, and are thus completely degradable. A factorial experimental design was applied to optimise scaffold composition prior to simultaneous microtomography and micromechanical testing. Synchrotron X-ray microtomography combined with in situ

  17. A new synthesis route to high surface area sol gel bioactive glass through alcohol washing

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    M. Mukundan, Lakshmi; Nirmal, Remya; Vaikkath, Dhanesh; Nair, Prabha D.

    2013-01-01

    Bioactive glass is one of the widely used bone repair material due to its unique properties like osteoconductivity, osteoinductivity and biodegradability. In this study bioactive glass is prepared by the sol gel process and stabilized by a novel method that involves a solvent instead of the conventional calcinations process. This study represents the first attempt to use this method for the stabilization of bioactive glass. The bioactive glass stabilized by this ethanol washing process was characterized for its physicochemical and biomimetic property in comparison with similar composition of calcined bioactive glass. The compositional similarity of the two stabilized glass powders was confirmed by spectroscopic and thermogravimetric analysis. Other physicochemical characterizations together with the cell culture studies with L929 fibroblast cells and bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells proved that the stabilization was achieved with the retention of its inherent bioactive potential. However an increase in the surface area of the glass powder was obtained as a result of this ethanol washing process and this add up to the success of the study. Hence the present study exhibits a promising route for high surface area bioactive glass for increasing biomimicity. PMID:23512012

  18. Fabrication and Characterization of a Bioactive Glass Coating onTitanium Implant Alloys

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    Bloyer, D.R.; Gomez-Vega, J.M.; Saiz, E.; McNaney, J.M.; Cannon,R.M.; Tomsia, A.P.

    1998-11-01

    Ongoing research is reported aimed at improving biofixation through the use of bioactive glass coatings on Ti-based implant alloys. The optimized processing conditions for coating with one promising bioactive glass composition are discussed, and the stress corrosion crack growth behavior in a simulated human physiological environment is presented. This glass can be successfully used to coat Ti implant alloys, and preliminary tests indicate that interfacial fracture resistance is good.

  19. Fabrication and characterization of a bioactive glass coating on titanium implant alloys

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    Bloyer, D.R.; Gomez-Vega, J.M.; Saiz, E.; McNaney, J.M.; Cannon, R.M.; Tomsia, A.P.

    1999-11-12

    Ongoing research is reported aimed at improving biofixation through the use of bioactive glass coatings on Ti-based implant alloys. The optimized processing conditions for coating with one promising bioactive glass composition are discussed, and the stress corrosion crack growth behavior in a simulated human physiological environment is presented. This glass can be successfully used to coat Ti implant alloys, and preliminary test indicate that interfacial fracture resistance is good.

  20. How can bioactive glasses be useful in ocular surgery?

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    Baino, Francesco

    2015-03-01

    In the last few decades, the introduction of bioactive glasses (BGs), a special class of bioceramics that are able to bond to living tissues stimulating new tissue growth, has improved both treatment procedures via reconstructive surgery and the quality of life of rehabilitated patients in orthopedics and dentistry. While BGs have been extensively investigated for applications in these two surgical fields, there has been relatively little research on their use in other medical areas. Glass has been used for centuries to produce external refractive lenses and the intraocular implantation of small glass disks to correct visual deficiencies has been documented since the mid 1700s. Moreover, some evidences reported in the recent literature seem to demonstrate that the success of three specific types of ophthalmic devices, that is, synthetic grafts for eye orbit bone repair, orbital implants replacing the whole ocular globe and keratoprostheses (artificial cornea), could significantly benefit by the use of BG. A prospective view as well as a state-of-the-art review on this topic are currently lacking in the literature. The present article aims to give a comprehensive picture of the BG-based implants that have been developed in the context of ocular surgery; the strengths and shortcomings of the existing devices are outlined in order to provide useful stimuli for future research. Promising research directions are also proposed, emphasizing the added values that BGs could carry in ophthalmology in the light of recent findings in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. PMID:24909562

  1. Synthesis of hierarchical porous bioactive glasses for bone tissue regeneration.

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    Ma, Jie; Lin, Huiming; Li, Xiaofeng; Bian, Chunhui; Xiang, Di; Qu, Fengyu

    2014-12-01

    A novel hierarchical porous bioactive glasses were synthesised with cattail stem and triblock polyethylene oxide-propylene oxide block copolymer (P123) as macroporous template and mesoporous template, respectively. The structural and textural properties of materials were characterised by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscope, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, nitrogen adsorption-desorption, energy dispersive spectrometer and vibrating sample magnetometer technique. The results reveal the bioglasses possess multilevel porous structure with the macroporous size about 50 ?m and the mesopore with the diameter of 3.86 nm. Furthermore, metformin HCl was used as the model drug. The drug release kinetics and hydroxyapatite (HAP, (Ca10(PO4)6(OH)2)) inducing-growth ability of the composites were studied, respectively. The system exhibits the fast HAP inducing-growth ability and long-term drug delivery, making them a good candidate for bone tissue regeneration. PMID:25429500

  2. Effects of acidic catalysts on the microstructure and biological property of sol–gel bioactive glass microspheres

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    Bo Lei; Xiaofeng Chen; Young-Hag Koh

    2011-01-01

    Sol–gel bioactive glasses have been developed for bone tissue regeneration and drug delivery systems as they have the unique\\u000a mesoporous structure and high bioactivity in vitro. To develop more reliable drug delivery and bone tissue repair systems,\\u000a it is necessary to control the morphology and microstructure of bioactive glasses. For this purpose, bioactive glass microspheres\\u000a (BGMs) were prepared by a

  3. Nano-Hydroxyapatite/Fluoridated and Unfluoridated Bioactive Glass Composites: Structural Analysis and Bioactivity Evaluation

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    Batra, Uma [Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh-160012 (India); Kapoor, Seema [University Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Panjab University, Chandigarh-160014 (India); Sharma, J. D. [Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh (India)

    2011-12-12

    Biphasic bioceramic composites containing nano-hydroxyapatite (HAP) and nanosized bioactive glasses have been prepared in the form of pellets and have been examined for the effects of bioglass concentrations and sintering temperature on the structural transformations and bioactivity behavior. Pure stoichiometric nano-HAP was synthesized using sol-gel technique. Two bioglasses synthesized in this work--fluoridated bioglass (Cao-P{sub 2}O{sub 5}-Na{sub 2}O{sub 3}-CaF{sub 2}) and unfluoridated bioglass (Cao-P{sub 2}O{sub 5}-Na{sub 2}O{sub 3}) designated as FBG and UFBG respectively, were added to nano-HAP with concentrations of 5, 10, 12 and 15%. The average particle sizes of synthesized HAP and bioglasses were 23 nm and 35 nm, respectively. The pellets were sintered at four different temperatures i.e. 1000 deg. C, 1150 deg. C, 1250 deg. C and 1350 deg. C. The investigations involved study of structural and bioactivity behavior of green and sintered pellets and their deviations from original materials i.e. HAP, FBG and UFBG, using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The phase composition of the sintered pellets was found to be non-stoichiometric HAP with {alpha}-TCP (tricalcium phosphate) and {beta}-TCP. It was revealed from SEM images that bonding mechanism was mainly solid state sintering for all pellets sintered at 1000 deg. C and 1150 deg. C and also for pellets with lower concentrations of bioglass i.e. 5% and 10% sintered at 1250 deg. C. Partly liquid phase sintering was observed for pellets with higher bioglass concentrations of 12% and 15% sintered at 1250 deg. C and same behaviour was noted for pellets at all concentrations of bioglasses at 1350 deg. C. The sintered density, hardness and compression strength of pellets have been influenced both by the concentration of the bioglasses and sintering temperature. It was observed that the biological HAP layer formation was faster on the green pellets surface than on pure HAP and sintered pellets, showing higher bioactivity in the green pellets.

  4. Synthesis, characterization and in vitro bioactivity of magnesium-doped sol–gel glass and glass-ceramics

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    J. Ma; C. Z. Chen; D. G. Wang; J. H. Hu

    2011-01-01

    Bioactive glass and glass-ceramics in the system CaO–MgO–SiO2–P2O5 have been prepared by the sol–gel and high temperature sintering techniques. The obtained samples were characterized by thermogravimetric and differential thermal analysis (TG\\/DTA), N2-adsorption measurement, X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). In vitro bioactivity tests were also conducted in simulated body fluid (SBF). The studies

  5. Implants coated with bioactive glass by CO 2 -laser, an in vivo study

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    N. Moritz; S Rossi; E. Vedel; T. Tirri; H. Ylänen; H. Aro; T Närhi

    2004-01-01

    Due to ageing of the population, the number of revision operations is expected to increase. Thus good fixation of medical implants is crucial for successful treatment. In our previous studies, a method to coat titanium implants with bioactive glass (BAG) via CO2 laser treatment was introduced. It allows to localise the application of a bioactive coating, without heat treatment of

  6. Synthesis of novel tricalcium phosphate-bioactive glass composite and functionalization with rhBMP-2

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    Karolina Schickle; Kristin Zurlinden; Christian Bergmann; Markus Lindner; Armin Kirsten; Markus Laub; Rainer Telle; Herbert Jennissen; Horst Fischer

    2011-01-01

    A functionalization is required for calcium phosphate-based bone substitute materials to achieve an entire bone remodeling.\\u000a In this study it was hypothesized that a tailored composite of tricalcium phosphate and a bioactive glass can be loaded sufficiently\\u000a with rhBMP-2 for functionalization. A composite of 40 wt% tricalcium phosphate and 60 wt% bioactive glass resulted in two\\u000a crystalline phases, wollastonite and rhenanite after

  7. Multifunctional mesoporous bioactive glasses for effective delivery of therapeutic ions and drug/growth factors.

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    Wu, Chengtie; Chang, Jiang

    2014-11-10

    Regeneration of large-size bone defects represents a significant challenge clinically, which requires the use of scaffolds with multifunction, such as anti-bacterial activity, and stimulation of osteogenesis and angiogenesis. It is known that functional ions or drug/growth factors play an important role to stimulate tissue regeneration. Mesoporous bioactive glasses (MBG) possess excellent bioactivity and drug-delivery ability as well as effective ionic release in the body fluids microenvironment due to its specific mesoporous structure and large surface area. For these reasons, functional ions (e.g. lithium (Li), strontium (Sr), Copper (Cu) and Boron (B)) and drug/growth factors (e.g. dexamethasone, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)) have been incorporated into MBG, which shows high loading efficiency and effective release. The release of therapeutic ions and drug/growth factors from MBG offers it multifunctional properties, such as improved osteogenesis, angiogenesis, anti-bacterial/cancer activity. However, there is no a systematic review about delivery of therapeutic ions and drugs/growth factors from MBG for the functional effect on the tissue regeneration despite that significant progress has been achieved in the past five years. Therefore, in this review, we mainly focused on the new advances for the functional effect of delivering therapeutic ions and drugs/growth factors on the ostegeogenesis, angiogenesis and antibacterial activity. It is expected that the review will offer new concept to develop multifunctional biomaterials for bone regeneration by the synergistic effect of therapeutic ions and drug/growth factors. PMID:24780264

  8. In-vitro Comparison of Cytotoxicity of Two Bioactive Glasses in Micropowder and Nanopowder forms.

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    Rismanchian, Mansour; Khodaeian, Niloufar; Bahramian, Lida; Fathi, Mohammadhosein; Sadeghi-Aliabadi, Hojjat

    2013-01-01

    The cytotoxicity of the biomaterials is a key issue that should be addressed prior to pre-clinical applications. This study was designed to evaluate and compare the cytotoxixity of two forms of bioactive glasses:nanopowder and micropowder. Human HGF1-PI53 gingival fibroblast cells were used to evaluate the cytotoxicity of 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 5, 10, 15 and 20 mg/ mL concentrations of the two bioactive glasses via MTT assay. The results were statistically analyzed using analysis of variance and Tukey's test. A p-value less than 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results showed that two bioactive glasses had statistically significant differences at 5, 10, 15 and 20 mg/mL concentrations (p-value < 0.05) and there was no correlation between time and cell cytotoxicity of bioactive glasses (p-value > 0.05), using t-test and Spearman's correlation coefficient. We conclude that that cytotoxicity of nanopowder bioactive glass at concentrations ? 2 mg/mL was similar to micropowder bioactive glass at 24 and 48 h, however, it is more cytotoxic at concentrations ? 5 mg/mL in the first 48 h of applications. PMID:24250650

  9. PLGA/TCP composite scaffold incorporating bioactive phytomolecule icaritin for enhancement of bone defect repair in rabbits.

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    Chen, S-H; Lei, M; Xie, X-H; Zheng, L-Z; Yao, D; Wang, X-L; Li, W; Zhao, Z; Kong, A; Xiao, D-M; Wang, D-P; Pan, X-H; Wang, Y-X; Qin, L

    2013-05-01

    Bone defect repair is challenging in orthopaedic clinics. For treatment of large bone defects, bone grafting remains the method of choice for the majority of surgeons, as it fills spaces and provides support to enhance biological bone repair. As therapeutic agents are desirable for enhancing bone healing, this study was designed to develop such a bioactive composite scaffold (PLGA/TCP/ICT) made of polylactide-co-glycolide (PLGA) and tricalcium phosphate (TCP) as a basic carrier, incorporating a phytomolecule icaritin (ICT), i.e., a novel osteogenic exogenous growth factor. PLGA/TCP/ICT scaffolds were fabricated as PLGA/TCP (control group) and PLGA/TCP in tandem with low/mid/high-dose ICT (LICT/MICT/HICT groups, respectively). To evaluate the in vivo osteogenic and angiogenic potentials of these bioactive scaffolds with slow release of osteogenic ICT, the authors established a 12 mm ulnar bone defect model in rabbits. X-ray and high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography results at weeks 2, 4 and 8 post-surgery showed more newly formed bone within bone defects implanted with PLGA/TCP/ICT scaffolds, especially PLGA/TCP/MICT scaffold. Histological results at weeks 4 and 8 also demonstrated more newly mineralized bone in PLGA/TCP/ICT groups, especially in the PLGA/TCP/MICT group, with correspondingly more new vessel ingrowth. These findings may form a good foundation for potential clinical validation of this innovative bioactive scaffold incorporated with the proper amount of osteopromotive phytomolecule ICT as a ready product for clinical applications. PMID:23376238

  10. Structural characterization of the metal/glass interface in bioactive glass coatings on Ti-6Al-4V

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    Oku, T.; Suganuma, K.; Wallemberg, L.R.; Tomsia, A.P.; Gomez-Vega, J.M.; Saiz, E.

    1999-12-01

    Coating Ti-based implants with bioactive materials promotes joining between the prostheses and the bone as well as increasing long-term implant stability. In the present work, the interface between Ti-6Al-4V and bioactive silicate glass coatings, prepared using a simple enameling technique, is analyzed. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy of the glass/alloy interface shows the formation of a reaction layer ({approx}150 nm thick) composed of Ti5Si3 nanoparticles with a size of {approx}20 nm. This nanostructured interface facilitates the formation of a stable joint between the glass coating and the alloy.

  11. Dental applications of nanostructured bioactive glass and its composites

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    Polini, Alessandro; Bai, Hao; Tomsia, Antoni P.

    2013-01-01

    To improve treatments for bone or dental trauma, and for diseases such as osteoporosis, cancer, and infections, scientists who perform basic research are collaborating with clinicians to design and test new biomaterials for the regeneration of lost or injured tissue. Developed some 40 years ago, bioactive glass (BG) has recently become one of the most promising biomaterials, a consequence of discoveries that its unusual properties elicit specific biological responses inside the body. Among these important properties are the capability of BG to form strong interfaces with both hard and soft tissues, and its release of ions upon dissolution. Recent developments in nanotechnology have introduced opportunities for materials sciences to advance dental and bone therapies. For example, the applications for BG expand as it becomes possible to finely control structures and physicochemical properties of materials at the molecular level. Here we review how the properties of these materials have been enhanced by the advent of nanotechnology; and how these developments are producing promising results in hard-tissue regeneration and development of innovative BG-based drug-delivery systems. PMID:23606653

  12. From contacts and bondings between bone and bioactive glass to bonding of bioactive glass and porcelain to metal alloys, different methods of fracture repair.

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    Uusalo, E; Yli-Urpo, A

    1991-01-01

    Bioactive glass has the ability to bond to bone. In this article the contact between glass and bone is discussed and the development of core alloy for an implant coated with bioactive glass and the oxidation of metal surface in ceramic fusion has been studied. Good bonding of coating materials to core alloys is necessary in dental implants. Using a pull test method we studied the bond strengths between various alloys and some composite materials clinically used to repair fractures of porcelain-veneered dental crowns. An experimental bioglass material was also studied. The bonding of composite materials to metal surfaces etched with hydrofluoric acid was almost as good as the bonding between metal and porcelain, or glass. PMID:1896441

  13. Influence of strontium for calcium substitution in bioactive glasses on degradation, ion release and apatite formation

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    Fredholm, Yann C.; Karpukhina, Natalia; Brauer, Delia S.; Jones, Julian R.; Law, Robert V.; Hill, Robert G.

    2012-01-01

    Bioactive glasses are able to bond to bone through the formation of hydroxy-carbonate apatite in body fluids while strontium (Sr)-releasing bioactive glasses are of interest for patients suffering from osteoporosis, as Sr was shown to increase bone formation both in vitro and in vivo. A melt-derived glass series (SiO2–P2O5–CaO–Na2O) with 0–100% of calcium (Ca) replaced by Sr on a molar base was prepared. pH change, ion release and apatite formation during immersion of glass powder in simulated body fluid and Tris buffer at 37°C over up to 8 h were investigated and showed that substituting Sr for Ca increased glass dissolution and ion release, an effect owing to an expansion of the glass network caused by the larger ionic radius of Sr ions compared with Ca. Sr release increased linearly with Sr substitution, and apatite formation was enhanced significantly in the fully Sr-substituted glass, which allowed for enhanced osteoblast attachment as well as proliferation and control of osteoblast and osteoclast activity as shown previously. Studying the composition–structure–property relationship in bioactive glasses enables us to successfully design next-generation biomaterials that combine the bone regenerative properties of bioactive glasses with the release of therapeutically active Sr ions. PMID:21993007

  14. Broad-spectrum antibacterial properties of metal-ion doped borate bioactive glasses for clinical applications

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    Ottomeyer, Megan

    Bioactive glasses with antimicrobial properties can be implemented as coatings on medical devices and implants, as well as a treatment for tissue repair and prevention of common hospital-acquired infections such as MRSA. A borate-containing glass, B3, is also undergoing clinical trials to assess wound-healing properties. The sensitivities of various bacteria to B3, B3-Ag, B3-Ga, and B3-I bioactive glasses were tested. In addition, the mechanism of action for the glasses was studied by spectroscopic enzyme kinetics experiments, Live-Dead staining fluorescence microscopy, and luminescence assays using two gene fusion strains of Escherichia coli. It was found that gram-positive bacteria were more sensitive to all four glasses than gram negative bacteria, and that a single mechanism of action for the glasses is unlikely, as the rates of catalysis for metabolic enzymes as well as membrane permeability were altered after glass exposure.

  15. TiO2-doped phosphate glass microcarriers: A stable bioactive substrate for expansion of adherent mammalian cells

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    Guedes, Joana C; Park, Jeong-Hui; Lakhkar, Nilay J; Kim, Hae-Won; Knowles, Jonathan C

    2013-01-01

    Scalable expansion of cells for regenerative cell therapy or to produce large quantities for high-throughput screening remains a challenge for bioprocess engineers. Laboratory scale cell expansion using t-flasks requires frequent passaging that exposes cells to many poorly defined bioprocess forces that can cause damage or alter their phenotype. Microcarriers offer a potential solution to scalable production, lending themselves to cell culture processes more akin to fermentation, removing the need for frequent passaging throughout the expansion period. One main problem with microcarrier expansion, however, is the difficulty in harvesting cells at the end of the process. Therefore, therapies that rely on cell delivery using biomaterial scaffolds could benefit from a microcarrier expansion system whereby the cells and microcarriers are transplanted together. In the current study, we used bioactive glass microcarriers doped with 5% TiO2 that display a controlled rate of degradation and conducted experiments to assess biocompatibility and growth of primary fibroblast cells as a model for cell therapy products. We found that the microcarriers are highly biocompatible and facilitate cell growth in a gradual controlled manner. Therefore, even without additional biofunctionalization methods, Ti-doped bioactive glass microcarriers offer potential as a cell expansion platform. PMID:22935537

  16. FTIR Analysis of Apatite Formation on Bioactive Glass Coatings on Ti Alloys

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    ®, however, will not coat (it cracks) the implant alloys due to large differences in coefficient of thermalFTIR Analysis of Apatite Formation on Bioactive Glass Coatings on Ti Alloys E. Saiz, M. Goldman and orthopedic applications. To do this, we have been coating these metals with glasses whose compositions

  17. Capacity of mesoporous bioactive glass nanoparticles to deliver therapeutic molecules

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    El-Fiqi, Ahmed; Kim, Tae-Hyun; Kim, Meeju; Eltohamy, Mohamed; Won, Jong-Eun; Lee, Eun-Jung; Kim, Hae-Won

    2012-11-01

    Inorganic bioactive nanomaterials are attractive for hard tissue regeneration, including nanocomponents for bone replacement composites and nanovehicles for delivering therapeutics. Bioactive glass nanoparticles (BGn) have recently gained potential usefulness as bone and tooth regeneratives. Here we demonstrate the capacity of the BGn with mesopores to load and deliver therapeutic molecules (drugs and particularly genes). Spherical BGn with sizes of 80-90 nm were produced to obtain 3-5 nm sized mesopores through a sono-reacted sol-gel process. A simulated body fluid test of the mesoporous BGn confirmed their excellent apatite forming ability and the cellular toxicity study demonstrated their good cell viability up to 100 ?g ml-1. Small molecules like chemical drug (Na-ampicillin) and gene (small interfering RNA; siRNA) were introduced as model drugs considering the mesopore size of the nanoparticles. Moreover, amine-functionalization allowed switchable surface charge property of the BGn (from -20-30 mV to +20-30 mV). Loading of ampicillin or siRNA saturated within a few hours (~2 h) and reflected the mesopore structure. While the ampicillin released relatively rapidly (~12 h), the siRNA continued to release up to 3 days with almost zero-order kinetics. The siRNA-nanoparticles were easily taken up by the cells, with a transfection efficiency as high as ~80%. The silencing effect of siRNA delivered from the BGn, as examined by using bcl-2 model gene, showed dramatic down-regulation (~15% of control), suggesting the potential use of BGn as a new class of nanovehicles for genes. This, in conjunction with other attractive properties, including size- and mesopore-related high surface area and pore volume, tunable surface chemistry, apatite-forming ability, good cell viability and the possible ion-related stimulatory effects, will potentiate the usefulness of the BGn in hard tissue regeneration.Inorganic bioactive nanomaterials are attractive for hard tissue regeneration, including nanocomponents for bone replacement composites and nanovehicles for delivering therapeutics. Bioactive glass nanoparticles (BGn) have recently gained potential usefulness as bone and tooth regeneratives. Here we demonstrate the capacity of the BGn with mesopores to load and deliver therapeutic molecules (drugs and particularly genes). Spherical BGn with sizes of 80-90 nm were produced to obtain 3-5 nm sized mesopores through a sono-reacted sol-gel process. A simulated body fluid test of the mesoporous BGn confirmed their excellent apatite forming ability and the cellular toxicity study demonstrated their good cell viability up to 100 ?g ml-1. Small molecules like chemical drug (Na-ampicillin) and gene (small interfering RNA; siRNA) were introduced as model drugs considering the mesopore size of the nanoparticles. Moreover, amine-functionalization allowed switchable surface charge property of the BGn (from -20-30 mV to +20-30 mV). Loading of ampicillin or siRNA saturated within a few hours (~2 h) and reflected the mesopore structure. While the ampicillin released relatively rapidly (~12 h), the siRNA continued to release up to 3 days with almost zero-order kinetics. The siRNA-nanoparticles were easily taken up by the cells, with a transfection efficiency as high as ~80%. The silencing effect of siRNA delivered from the BGn, as examined by using bcl-2 model gene, showed dramatic down-regulation (~15% of control), suggesting the potential use of BGn as a new class of nanovehicles for genes. This, in conjunction with other attractive properties, including size- and mesopore-related high surface area and pore volume, tunable surface chemistry, apatite-forming ability, good cell viability and the possible ion-related stimulatory effects, will potentiate the usefulness of the BGn in hard tissue regeneration. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available. See DOI: 10.1039/c2nr31775c

  18. Nanostructured bioactive glass-ceramic coatings deposited by the liquid precursor plasma spraying process

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    Xiao, Yanfeng; Song, Lei; Liu, Xiaoguang; Huang, Yi; Huang, Tao; Wu, Yao; Chen, Jiyong; Wu, Fang

    2011-01-01

    Bioactive glass-ceramic coatings have great potential in dental and orthopedic medical implant applications, due to its excellent bioactivity, biocompatibility and osteoinductivity. However, most of the coating preparation techniques either produce only thin thickness coatings or require tedious preparation steps. In this study, a new attempt was made to deposit bioactive glass-ceramic coatings on titanium substrates by the liquid precursor plasma spraying (LPPS) process. Tetraethyl orthosilicate, triethyl phosphate, calcium nitrate and sodium nitrate solutions were mixed together to form a suspension after hydrolysis, and the liquid suspension was used as the feedstock for plasma spraying of P 2O 5-Na 2O-CaO-SiO 2 bioactive glass-ceramic coatings. The in vitro bioactivities of the as-deposited coatings were evaluated by soaking the samples in simulated body fluid (SBF) for 4 h, 1, 2, 4, 7, 14, and 21 days, respectively. The as-deposited coating and its microstructure evolution behavior under SBF soaking were systematically analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), inductively coupled plasma (ICP), and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. The results showed that P 2O 5-Na 2O-CaO-SiO 2 bioactive glass-ceramic coatings with nanostructure had been successfully synthesized by the LPPS technique and the synthesized coatings showed quick formation of a nanostructured HCA layer after being soaked in SBF. Overall, our results indicate that the LPPS process is an effective and simple method to synthesize nanostructured bioactive glass-ceramic coatings with good in vitro bioactivity.

  19. Mechanical performance of novel bioactive glass containing dental restorative composites

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    Khvostenko, D.; Mitchell, J. C.; Hilton, T. J.; Ferracane, J. L.; Kruzic, J. J.

    2013-01-01

    Objectives Bioactive glass (BAG) is known to possess antimicrobial properties and release ions needed for remineralization of tooth tissue, and therefore may be a strategic additive for dental restorative materials. The objective of this study was to develop BAG containing dental restorative composites with adequate mechanical properties comparable to successful commercially available composites, and to confirm the stability of these materials when exposed to a biologically challenging environment. Methods Composites with 72 wt.% total filler content were prepared while substituting 0–15% of the filler with ground BAG. Flexural strength, fracture toughness, and fatigue crack growth tests were performed after several different soaking treatments: 24 hours in DI water (all experiments), two months in brain-heart infusion (BHI) media+S. mutans bacteria (all experiments) and two months in BHI media (only for flexural strength). Mechanical properties of new BAG composites were compared along with the commercial composite Heliomolar by two-way ANOVA and Tukey’s multiple comparison test (p?0.05). Results Flexural strength, fracture toughness, and fatigue crack growth resistance for the BAG containing composites were unaffected by increasing BAG content up to 15% and were superior to Heliomolar after all post cure treatments. The flexural strength of the BAG composites was unaffected by two months exposure to aqueous media and a bacterial challenge, while some decreases in fracture toughness and fatigue resistance were observed. The favorable mechanical properties compared to Heliomolar were attributed to higher filler content and a microstructure morphology that better promoted the toughening mechanisms of crack deflection and bridging. Significance Overall, the BAG containing composites developed in this study demonstrated adequate and stable mechanical properties relative to successful commercial composites. PMID:24050766

  20. Comprehensive Genetic Analysis of Early Host Body Reactions to the Bioactive and Bio-Inert Porous Scaffolds

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    Ehashi, Tomo; Takemura, Taro; Hanagata, Nobutaka; Minowa, Takashi; Kobayashi, Hisatoshi; Ishihara, Kazuhiko; Yamaoka, Tetsuji

    2014-01-01

    To design scaffolds for tissue regeneration, details of the host body reaction to the scaffolds must be studied. Host body reactions have been investigated mainly by immunohistological observations for a long time. Despite of recent dramatic development in genetic analysis technologies, genetically comprehensive changes in host body reactions are hardly studied. There is no information about host body reactions that can predict successful tissue regeneration in the future. In the present study, porous polyethylene scaffolds were coated with bioactive collagen or bio-inert poly(2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine-co-n-butyl methacrylate) (PMB) and were implanted subcutaneously and compared the host body reaction to those substrates by normalizing the result using control non-coat polyethylene scaffold. The comprehensive analyses of early host body reactions to the scaffolds were carried out using a DNA microarray assay. Within numerous genes which were expressed differently among these scaffolds, particular genes related to inflammation, wound healing, and angiogenesis were focused upon. Interleukin (IL)-1? and IL-10 are important cytokines in tissue responses to biomaterials because IL-1? promotes both inflammation and wound healing and IL-10 suppresses both of them. IL-1? was up-regulated in the collagen-coated scaffold. Collagen-specifically up-regulated genes contained both M1- and M2-macrophage-related genes. Marked vessel formation in the collagen-coated scaffold was occurred in accordance with the up-regulation of many angiogenesis-inducible factors. The DNA microarray assay provided global information regarding the host body reaction. Interestingly, several up-regulated genes were detected even on the very bio-inert PMB-coated surfaces and those genes include inflammation-suppressive and wound healing-suppressive IL-10, suggesting that not only active tissue response but also the inert response may relates to these genetic regulations. PMID:24454803

  1. Electrospun polyurethane/hydroxyapatite bioactive scaffolds for bone tissue engineering: the role of solvent and hydroxyapatite particles.

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    Tetteh, G; Khan, A S; Delaine-Smith, R M; Reilly, G C; Rehman, I U

    2014-11-01

    Polyurethane (PU) is a promising polymer to support bone-matrix producing cells due to its durability and mechanical resistance. In this study two types of medical grade poly-ether urethanes Z3A1 and Z9A1 and PU-Hydroxyapatite (PU-HA) composites were investigated for their ability to act as a scaffold for tissue engineered bone. PU dissolved in varying concentrations of dimethylformamide (DMF) and tetrahydrofuran (THF) solvents were electrospun to attain scaffolds with randomly orientated non-woven fibres. Bioactive polymeric composite scaffolds were created using 15 wt% Z3A1 in a 70/30 DMF/THF PU solution and incorporating micro- or nano-sized HA particles in a ratio of 3:1 respectively, whilst a 25 wt% Z9A1 PU solution was doped in ratio of 5:1. Chemical properties of the resulting composites were evaluated by FTIR and physical properties by SEM. Tensile mechanical testing was carried out on all electrospun scaffolds. MLO-A5 osteoblastic mouse cells and human embryonic mesenchymal progenitor cells, hES-MPs were seeded on the scaffolds to test their biocompatibility and ability to support mineralised matrix production over a 28 day culture period. Cell viability was assayed by MTT and calcium and collagen deposition by Sirius red and alizarin red respectively. SEM images of both electrospun PU scaffolds and PU-HA composite scaffolds showed differences in fibre morphology with changes in solvent combinations and size of HA particles. Inclusion of THF eliminated the presence of beads in fibres that were present in scaffolds fabricated with 100% DMF solvent, and resulted in fibres with a more uniform morphology and thicker diameters. Mechanical testing demonstrated that the Young?s Modulus and yield strength was lower at higher THF concentrations. Inclusion of both sizes of HA particles in PU-HA solutions reinforced the scaffolds leading to higher mechanical properties, whilst FTIR characterisation confirmed the presence of HA in all composite scaffolds. Although all scaffolds supported proliferation of both cell types and deposition of calcified matrix, PU-HA composite fibres containing nano-HA enabled the highest cell viability and collagen deposition. These scaffolds have the potential to support bone matrix formation for bone tissue engineering. PMID:25117379

  2. Bioactive glass-coated silicone for percutaneous devices with improved tissue interaction

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    Marotta, James Scott

    The discovery of bioactive glasses, in the early 1970s, has produced a material that develops a strong adherent bond with soft tissue. Many medical applications currently use silicone as an implant material, but are hindered by the formation of fibrous scar tissue surrounding the device. This fibrous scar tissue can lead to pain, infection, and/or extrusion of these devices. Bioactive ceramic materials are inherently brittle and can not be used in applications where a flexible material is needed. Therefore, the coating of existing flexible silicone medical devices, like catheters, with a bioactive glass material would give the advantages of both. The research presented here is of methods used to coat silicone with a bioactive glass powder (Bioglass°ler) and the in vitro testing of those coatings. The bioactivity of these coatings was measured using scanning electron microscopy, inductively coupled plasma spectroscopy, and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. It was observed that hydroxyapatite, a bonelike apatite, was formed in vitro on both the bioactive glass particles and the silicone surface between these particles. From these results a new theory was developed that related the distance between particles on a surface with the formation of an apatite layer. A critical distance between particles for the formation of an apatite layer on the substrate exists. This critical distance is a function of both the particle size and composition. In addition, a method to coat silicone catheters with bioactive glass powder is also discussed. This coated catheter could ultimately be used for improved percutaneous access in peritoneal dialysis. The one barrier to greater peritoneal dialysis use and the reason many patients switch from peritoneal to hemodialysis is recurrent exit-site infections and subsequent peritonitis. These infections are caused by the lack of a tight seal and downgrowth of epidermal tissue around the catheter at the catheter-skin interface.

  3. Apatite forming ability and cytocompatibility of pure and Zn-doped bioactive glasses.

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    Oudadesse, H; Dietrich, E; Gal, Y L; Pellen, P; Bureau, B; Mostafa, A A; Cathelineau, G

    2011-06-01

    The use of bone grafts permits the filling of a bone defect without risk of virus transmission. In this work, pure bioactive glass (46S6) and zinc-doped bioactive glass (46S6Zn10) with 0.1 wt% zinc are used to elaborate highly bioactive materials by melting and rapid quenching. Cylinders of both types of glasses were soaked in a simulated body fluid (SBF) solution with the aim of determining the effect of zinc addition as a trace element on the chemical reactivity and bioactivity of glass. Several physico-chemical characterization methods such as x-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance methods, with particular focus on the latter, were chosen to investigate the fine structural behaviour of pure and Zn-doped bioactive glasses as a function of the soaking time of immersion in SBF. Inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES) was used to measure the concentrations of Ca and P ions in the SBF solution after different durations of immersion. The effect of the investigated samples on the proliferation rate of human osteoblast cells was assessed by the 3-(4,5-dimethyl-2-thiazolyl)-2,5-diphenyl-2H-tetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay, and tested on two different sizes of pure and zinc-doped glasses in powder form, with particle sizes that ranged between 40 to 63 µm and 500 to 600 µm. The obtained results showed the delay release of ions by Zn-doped glass (46S6Zn10) and the slower CaP deposition. Cytotoxicity and cell viability were affected by the particle size of the glass. The release rate of ions was found to influence the cell viability. PMID:21505231

  4. Examining porous bio-active glass as a potential osteo-odonto-keratoprosthetic skirt material.

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    Huhtinen, Reeta; Sandeman, Susan; Rose, Susanna; Fok, Elsie; Howell, Carol; Fröberg, Linda; Moritz, Niko; Hupa, Leena; Lloyd, Andrew

    2013-05-01

    Bio-active glass has been developed for use as a bone substitute with strong osteo-inductive capacity and the ability to form strong bonds with soft and hard tissue. The ability of this material to enhance tissue in-growth suggests its potential use as a substitute for the dental laminate of an osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis. A preliminary in vitro investigation of porous bio-active glass as an OOKP skirt material was carried out. Porous glass structures were manufactured from bio-active glasses 1-98 and 28-04 containing varying oxide formulation (1-98, 28-04) and particle size range (250-315 ?m for 1-98 and 28-04a, 315-500 ?m for 28-04b). Dissolution of the porous glass structure and its effect on pH was measured. Structural 2D and 3D analysis of porous structures were performed. Cell culture experiments were carried out to study keratocyte adhesion and the inflammatory response induced by the porous glass materials. The dissolution results suggested that the porous structure made out of 1-98 dissolves faster than the structures made from glass 28-04. pH experiments showed that the dissolution of the porous glass increased the pH of the surrounding solution. The cell culture results showed that keratocytes adhered onto the surface of each of the porous glass structures, but cell adhesion and spreading was greatest for the 98a bio-glass. Cytokine production by all porous glass samples was similar to that of the negative control indicating that the glasses do not induce a cytokine driven inflammatory response. Cell culture results support the potential use of synthetic porous bio-glass as an OOKP skirt material in terms of limited inflammatory potential and capacity to induce and support tissue ingrowth. PMID:23386212

  5. Investigation on phase separation, nucleation and crystallization in bioactive glass-ceramics containing fluorophlogopite and fluorapatite

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    Xiaofeng Chen; Larry L. Hench; David Greenspan; Jipin Zhong; Xiaokai Zhang

    1998-01-01

    Apatite and mica-containing glass-ceramics in the system K2O?MgOCaO?Al2O3?B2O3 SiO2?P2O5?F can be used to repair and reconstruct diseased or damaged bones and teeth, due to their biocompatibility and bioactivity. Like other glass-ceramics, the properties of these machinable glass-ceramics depend on composition, size and volumetric ratios of the crystalline phases in the materials. Phase separation, nucleation and crystallisation of these multi-phase glass-ceramics

  6. The role of the reactive atmosphere in pulsed laser deposition of bioactive glass films

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    S. Liste; J Serra; P González; J. P Borrajo; S Chiussi; B León; M Pérez-Amor

    2004-01-01

    Pulsed laser deposition (PLD) is a promising technique to produce bioactive glass coatings due to unique characteristic that allows depositing multicomponent films in stoichiometric composition. Moreover, when the ablation experiments are conducted in the presence of a reactive atmosphere (reactive pulsed laser deposition) the film composition can be enriched as compared to that of the basic target and the film

  7. Micro-PIXE characterization of interactions between a sol gel derived bioactive glass and biological fluids

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    Lao, J.; Nedelec, J. M.; Moretto, Ph.; Jallot, E.

    2006-04-01

    Bioactive glasses possess the ability to bond to living tissues through the formation of a calcium phosphate-rich layer at their interface with living tissues. This paper reports the different steps of this bioactivity process via a complete micro-PIXE characterization of a sol-gel derived SiO 2-CaO bioactive glass in contact with biological fluids for different delays. Multi-elemental cartography at the glass/biological fluids interface together with major and trace elements quantification permit a better understanding of the five reaction stages involved in the bioactivity mechanisms. The presence of phosphorus was detected at the periphery of the material within 6 h of interaction with biological fluids. A calcium phosphate-rich layer containing magnesium is formed after a few days of interaction and presence of bone-like apatite is deduced from the calculation of the Ca/P ratio at the material interface. That is of deep interest for clinical applications, because this biologically active behavior results in the formation of a strong interfacial bond between the glass and host tissues, and will stimulate bone-cell proliferation.

  8. New biomorphic SiC ceramics coated with bioactive glass for biomedical applications

    Microsoft Academic Search

    P. González; J. Serra; S. Liste; S. Chiussi; B. León; M. Pérez-Amor; J. Mart??nez-Fernández; A. R. de Arellano-López; F. M. Varela-Feria

    2003-01-01

    A new generation of light, tough and high-strength material for medical implants for bone substitutions with a good biological response is presented. The innovative product that fulfills all these requirements is based on biomorphic silicon carbide ceramics coated with a bioactive glass layer. The combination of the excellent mechanical properties and low density of the biomorphic SiC ceramics, used as

  9. Computational modelling of the mechanical environment of osteogenesis within a polylactic acid–calcium phosphate glass scaffold

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    Jean-Louis Milan; Josep A. Planell; Damien Lacroix

    2009-01-01

    A computational model based on finite element method (FEM) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is developed to analyse the mechanical stimuli in a composite scaffold made of polylactic acid (PLA) matrix with calcium phosphate glass (Glass) particles. Different bioreactor loading conditions were simulated within the scaffold. In vitro perfusion conditions were reproduced in the model. Dynamic compression was also reproduced

  10. The effect of mesoporous bioactive glass on the physiochemical, biological and drug-release properties of poly(DL-lactide-co-glycolide) films.

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    Wu, Chengtie; Ramaswamy, Yogambha; Zhu, Yufang; Zheng, Rongkun; Appleyard, Richard; Howard, Andrew; Zreiqat, Hala

    2009-04-01

    Poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) has been widely used for bone tissue regeneration. However, it lacks hydrophilicity, bioactivity and sufficient mechanical strength and its acidic degradation by-products can lead to pH decrease in the vicinity of the implants. Mesoporous bioactive glass (MBG) with highly ordered structure (pore size 2-50nm) possesses higher bioactivity than non-mesoporous bioactive glass (BG). The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of MBG on the mechanical strength, in vitro degradation, bioactivity, cellular response and drug release of PLGA films and optimize their physicochemical, biological and drug-delivery properties for bone tissue engineering application. The surface and inner microstructure, mechanical strength and surface hydrophilicity of MBG/PLGA and BG/PLGA films were tested. Results indicated that MBG or BG was uniformly dispersed in the PLGA films. The incorporation of MBG into PLGA films significantly improved their tensile strength, modulus and surface hydrophilicity. MBG/PLGA resulted in an enhanced mechanical strength, in vitro degradation (water absorbance, weight loss and ions release), apatite-formation ability and pH stability in simulated body fluids (SBF), compared to BG/PLGA. MBG/PLGA and BG/PLGA films enhanced human osteoblastic-like cells (HOBs) attachment, spreading and proliferation compared to PLGA. HOBs differentiation was significantly upregulated when cells were cultured on 30 MBG/PLGA for 14 days, compared to 30 BG/PLGA. MBG/PLGA enhanced the accumulative release of dexamethazone (DEX) at early stages (0-200h) compared to BG/PLGA, however, after 200h, DEX-release rates for MBG/PLGA was slower than that of BG/PLGA. The contents of MBG in PLGA films can control the amount of DEX released. Taken together, MBG/PLGA films possessed excellent physicochemical, biological and drug-release properties, indicating their potential application for bone tissue engineering by designing 3D scaffolds according to their corresponding compositions. PMID:19203787

  11. Degradability, bioactivity, and osteogenesis of biocomposite scaffolds of lithium-containing mesoporous bioglass and mPEG-PLGA-b-PLL copolymer

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    Cai, Yanrong; Guo, Lieping; Shen, Hongxing; An, Xiaofei; Jiang, Hong; Ji, Fang; Niu, Yunfei

    2015-01-01

    Biocomposite scaffolds of lithium (Li)-containing mesoporous bioglass and monomethoxy poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide)-poly(L-lysine) (mPEG-PLGA-b-PLL) copolymer were fabricated in this study. The results showed that the water absorption and degradability of Li-containing mesoporous bioglass/mPEG-PLGA-b-PLL composite (l-MBPC) scaffolds were obviously higher than Li-containing bioglass/mPEG-PLGA-b-PLL composite (l-BPC) scaffolds. Moreover, the apatite-formation ability of l-MBPC scaffolds was markedly enhanced as compared with l-BPC scaffolds, indicating that l-MBPC scaffolds containing mesoporous bioglass exhibited good bioactivity. The cell experimental results showed that cell attachment, proliferation, and alkaline phosphatase activity of MC3T3-E1 cells on l-MBPC scaffolds were remarkably improved as compared to l-BPC scaffolds. In animal experiments, the histological elevation results revealed that l-MBPC scaffolds significantly promoted new bone formation, indicating good osteogenesis. l-MBPC scaffolds with improved properties would be an excellent candidate for bone tissue repair. PMID:26150718

  12. Evidence of catalase mimetic activity in Ce(3+)/Ce(4+) doped bioactive glasses.

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    Nicolini, Valentina; Gambuzzi, Elisa; Malavasi, Gianluca; Menabue, Ledi; Menziani, Maria Cristina; Lusvardi, Gigliola; Pedone, Alfonso; Benedetti, Francesco; Luches, Paola; D'Addato, Sergio; Valeri, Sergio

    2015-03-12

    The ability of Ce-containing bioactive glasses to inhibit oxidative stress in terms of reduction of hydrogen peroxide, by mimicking the catalase enzyme activity is demonstrated here for the first time. The antioxidant properties of three bioactive glasses containing an increasing amount of CeO2 have been evaluated by following the degradation of hydrogen peroxide with time after immersion in H2O2 aqueous solutions with different concentration. XPS and UV-vis measurements allowed us to determine the Ce(3+)/Ce(4+) ratio in the bulk and on the glass surface, and to correlate it with the ability of the samples to show catalase mimetic activity. Interestingly, we have found that the bioactive glass with composition 23.2Na2O-25.7CaO-43.4SiO2-2.4P2O5-5.3CeO2 immersed in 0.1 M H2O2 aqueous solution is able to degrade 90% of it in 1 week. The reduction in bioactivity of the glasses with increasing CeO2 content is here rationalized in terms of a lower amount of phosphate groups available for the hydroxyapatite layer formation, after binding with cerium ions. In fact, classical molecular dynamics simulations revealed that the addition of CeO2 leads to the formation of cerium phosphate rich regions. The formation of an insoluble CePO4 crystalline phase is also observed by XRD analysis after thermal treatment of the glass samples. PMID:25710332

  13. Preparation, in vitro mineralization and osteoblast cell response of electrospun 13-93 bioactive glass nanofibers.

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    Deliormanl?, Aylin M

    2015-08-01

    In this study, silicate based 13-93 bioactive glass fibers were prepared through sol-gel processing and electrospinning technique. A precursor solution containing poly (vinyl alcohol) and bioactive glass sol was used to produce fibers. The mixture was electrospun at a voltage of 20kV by maintaining tip to a collector distance of 10cm. The amorphous glass fibers with an average diameter of 464±95nm were successfully obtained after calcination at 625°C. Hydroxyapatite formation on calcined 13-93 fibers was investigated in simulated body fluid (SBF) using two different fiber concentrations (0.5 and 1mg/ml) at 37°C. When immersed in SBF, conversion to a calcium phosphate material showed a strong dependence on the fiber concentration. At 1mg/ml, the surface of the fibers converted to the hydroxyapatite-like material in SBF only after 30days. At lower solid concentrations (0.5mg/ml), an amorphous calcium phosphate layer formation was observed followed by the conversion to hydroxyapatite phase after 7days of immersion. The XTT (2,3-Bis-(2-Methoxy-4-Nitro-5-Sulfophenyl)-2H-Tetrazolium-5-Carboxanilide) assay was conducted to evaluate the osteoblast cell response to the bioactive glass fibers. PMID:26042714

  14. Effect of heat treatment on the properties of SiO2-CaO-MgO-P 2O 5 bioactive glasses.

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    Zhou, Yue; Li, Hongying; Lin, Kaili; Zhai, Wanying; Gu, Weiming; Chang, Jiang

    2012-09-01

    Since the invention of 45S5 Bioglass, researchers never stopped exploring new generation bioactive glass (BG) materials for wider applications in regenerative medicine, among which a novel SiO(2)-CaO-MgO-P(2)O(5) bioactive glass (BG20) is an excellent candidate. However, apart from their biocompatibility and bioactivity, a porous structure is also a must for a tissue engineering scaffold in successfully fixing bone defect. The porosity is the outcome of the high temperature (500-1,000 °C) treatment in the fabricating process of the bioglass scaffold. Under the high temperature, the amorphous glass material will become crystallized at certain percentage in the glass matrix, and possibly leading to consequent changes in the mechanical strength, biodegradability and bioactivity. To elucidate the effect of phase transition on the change of the properties of BG20, the experiments in this report were designed to fine-tuning the heat treating temperatures to fabricate a series of BG20 powders with different crystallization structures. X-ray diffraction revealed a positive correlation between the heating temperature and the crystallization, as well as the compressive strength of the materials. In vitro degradation and ion analysis by ICP-AES demonstrated a similar releasing behavior of different ions including Mg(2+), Ca(2+) and Si(4+), which in common is the tendency of decreasing of the ion concentration along with the increasing of the treating temperature. Cell proliferation assay using both mouse fibroblasts (NIH3T3) and bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) showed little toxicity of the ionic extract of the BG20 powders at all the treating temperatures, while fibroblasts demonstrated a significant promoting in the percentage of proliferation. Furthermore, reverse-transcription and polymerase chain reaction analysis on two representative marker genes for early osteogenesis and endochondral ossification, respectively, type I collagen alpha 1 and Indian Hedge-hog, showed an interesting induction of both genes over their basal levels by the treatment of the ionic extract of BG20, implying its important capability in regulating the fate of differentiation of the BMSCs as a novel biomaterial in bone tissue engineering. PMID:22699712

  15. Structure, phases, and mechanical response of Ti-alloy bioactive glass composite coatings.

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    Nelson, G M; Nychka, J A; McDonald, A G

    2014-03-01

    Porous titanium alloy-bioactive glass composite coatings were manufactured via the flame spray deposition process. The porous coatings, targeted for orthodontic and bone-fixation applications, were made from bioactive glass (45S5) powder blended with either commercially pure titanium (Cp-Ti) or Ti-6Al-4V alloy powder. Two sets of spray conditions, two metallic particle size distributions, and two glass particle size distributions were used for this study. Negative control coatings consisting of pure Ti-6Al-4V alloy or Cp-Ti were sprayed under both conditions. The as-sprayed coatings were characterized through quantitative optical cross-sectional metallography, X-ray diffraction (XRD), and ASTM Standard C633 tensile adhesion testing. Determination of the porosity and glassy phase distribution was achieved by using image analysis in accordance with ASTM Standard E2109. Theoretical thermodynamic and heat transfer modeling was conducted to explain experimental observations. Thermodynamic modeling was performed to estimate the flame temperature and chemical environment for each spray condition and a lumped capacitance heat transfer model was developed to estimate the temperatures attained by each particle. These models were used to establish trends among the choice of alloy, spray condition, and particle size distribution. The deposition parameters, alloy composition, and alteration of the feedstock powder size distribution had a significant effect on the coating microstructure, porosity, phases present, mechanical response, and theoretical particle temperatures that were attained. The most promising coatings were the Ti-6Al-4V-based composite coatings, which had bond strength of 20±2MPa (n=5) and received reinforcement and strengthening from the inclusion of a glassy phase. It was shown that the use of the Ti-6Al-4V-bioactive glass composite coatings may be a superior choice due to the possible osteoproductivity from the bioactive glass, the potential ability to support tissue ingrowth and vascular tissue, and the comparable strength to similar coatings. PMID:24433912

  16. Multilayer bioactive glass/zirconium titanate thin films in bone tissue engineering and regenerative dentistry.

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    Mozafari, Masoud; Salahinejad, Erfan; Shabafrooz, Vahid; Yazdimamaghani, Mostafa; Vashaee, Daryoosh; Tayebi, Lobat

    2013-01-01

    Surface modification, particularly coatings deposition, is beneficial to tissue-engineering applications. In this work, bioactive glass/zirconium titanate composite thin films were prepared by a sol-gel spin-coating method. The surface features of the coatings were studied by scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, and spectroscopic reflection analyses. The results show that uniform and sound multilayer thin films were successfully prepared through the optimization of the process variables and the application of carboxymethyl cellulose as a dispersing agent. Also, it was found that the thickness and roughness of the multilayer coatings increase nonlinearly with increasing the number of the layers. This new class of nanocomposite coatings, comprising the bioactive and inert components, is expected not only to enhance bioactivity and biocompatibility, but also to protect the surface of metallic implants against wear and corrosion. PMID:23641155

  17. Multilayer bioactive glass/zirconium titanate thin films in bone tissue engineering and regenerative dentistry

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    Mozafari, Masoud; Salahinejad, Erfan; Shabafrooz, Vahid; Yazdimamaghani, Mostafa; Vashaee, Daryoosh; Tayebi, Lobat

    2013-01-01

    Surface modification, particularly coatings deposition, is beneficial to tissue-engineering applications. In this work, bioactive glass/zirconium titanate composite thin films were prepared by a sol-gel spin-coating method. The surface features of the coatings were studied by scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, and spectroscopic reflection analyses. The results show that uniform and sound multilayer thin films were successfully prepared through the optimization of the process variables and the application of carboxymethyl cellulose as a dispersing agent. Also, it was found that the thickness and roughness of the multilayer coatings increase nonlinearly with increasing the number of the layers. This new class of nanocomposite coatings, comprising the bioactive and inert components, is expected not only to enhance bioactivity and biocompatibility, but also to protect the surface of metallic implants against wear and corrosion. PMID:23641155

  18. New bioactive glass-ceramic: synthesis and application in PMMA bone cement composites.

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    Abd Samad, Hamizah; Jaafar, Mariatti; Othman, Radzali; Kawashita, Masakazu; Abdul Razak, Noor Hayati

    2011-01-01

    In present study, a new composition of glass-ceramic was synthesized based on the Na2O-CaO-SiO2-P2O5 glass system. Heat treatment of glass powder was carried out in 2 stages: 600 °C as the nucleation temperature and different temperature on crystallization at 850, 950 and 1000 °C. The glass-ceramic heat-treated at 950 °C was selected as bioactive filler in commercial PMMA bone cement; (PALACOS® LV) due to its ability to form 2 high crystallization phases in comparison with 850 and 1000 °C. The results of this newly glass-ceramic filled PMMA bone cement at 0-16 wt% of filler loading were compared with those of hydroxyapatite (HA). The effect of different filler loading on the setting properties was evaluated. The peak temperature during the polymerization of bone cement decreased when the liquid to powder (L/P) ratio was reduced. The setting time, however, did not show any trend when filler loading was increased. In contrast, dough time was observed to decrease with increased filler loading. Apatite morphology was observed on the surface of the glass-ceramic and selected cement after bioactivity test. PMID:22182792

  19. New biomorphic SiC ceramics coated with bioactive glass for biomedical applications.

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    González, P; Serra, J; Liste, S; Chiussi, S; León, B; Pérez-Amor, M; Martínez-Fernández, J; de Arellano-López, A R; Varela-Feria, F M

    2003-11-01

    A new generation of light, tough and high-strength material for medical implants for bone substitutions with a good biological response is presented. The innovative product that fulfills all these requirements is based on biomorphic silicon carbide ceramics coated with a bioactive glass layer. The combination of the excellent mechanical properties and low density of the biomorphic SiC ceramics, used as a base material for implants, with the osteoconducting properties of the bioactive glass materials opens new possibilities for the development of alternative dental and orthopedic implants with enhanced mechanical and biochemical properties that ensures optimum fixation to living tissue. Biomorphic SiC is fabricated by molten-Si infiltration of carbon templates obtained by controlled pyrolysis of wood. Through this process, the microstructure of the final SiC product mimics that of the starting wood, which has been perfected by natural evolution. The basic features of such microstructure are its porosity (ranging from 30% to 70%) and its anisotropy, which resembles the cellular microstructure and the mechanical characteristics of the bone. The SiC ceramics have been successfully coated with a uniform and adherent bioactive glass film by pulsed laser ablation using an excimer ArF laser. The excellent coverage of the SiC rough surface without film spallation or detachment is demonstrated. In order to assess the coating bioactivity, in vitro tests by soaking the samples in simulated body fluid have been carried out. After 72 h, the formation of a dense apatite layer has been observed even in interconnecting pores by SEM and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy analysis demonstrating the bioactive response of this product. PMID:14530079

  20. Evaluating optimal combination of clodronate and bioactive glass for dental application.

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    Rosenqvist, Kirsi; Airaksinen, Sari; Vehkamäki, Marko; Juppo, Anne Mari

    2014-07-01

    Both clodronate and bioactive glass are mostly used alone as treatment in various bone diseases but, they are also known to have beneficial effects in dental application. The same processes that lead to loss of bone can also result in alveolar bone loss. The object of this study was to define the optimal combination of clodronate and bioactive glass (BAG) to be used locally in dentistry. The evaluation was based on measurements and solid state properties obtained with pH, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), differential scanning calorimetric (DSC), X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and Focused-ion beam (FIB) and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopic (EDS) mapping. The results indicate that if too much calcium clodronate precipitation is formed, the activity of BAG is affected negatively. As there is more reaction surface to form calcium clodronate, similar to the amount of clodronate present, this reduces the bioactivity of BAG. Therefore, in dental treatment the most suitable BAG and clodronate combination product would have apatite (HA, hydroxyapatite) formation ability and amount of clodronate enough to enhance the bioactivity of BAG allowing HA formation. Based on combinations investigated, the one with 200mg clodronate and 1 g BAG with particle size 0.5-0.8 mm was chosen to be the most promising for local dental application. PMID:24726634

  1. Studies on a novel bioactive glass and composite coating with hydroxyapatite on titanium based alloys: Effect of ?-sterilization on coating

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    Sanghamitra Bharati; Chidambaram Soundrapandian; Debabrata Basu; Someswar Datta

    2009-01-01

    A novel silicate based bioactive glass coating composition containing B2O3 and TiO2 having matching thermal properties with that of Ti6Al4V implants was developed and characterized. A conventional vitreous enamelling technique was used for coating small flat surface and curved surface of small rods. Hydroxyapatite (HAp) micro and nano-crystalline particles were used to prepare bioactive glass-HAp composite coating. Scratch testing was

  2. Negative Effect of Rapidly Resorbing Properties of Bioactive Glass-Ceramics as Bone Graft Substitute in a Rabbit Lumbar Fusion Model

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    Lee, Jae Hyup; Ryu, Hyun-Seung; Seo, Jun-Hyuk; Lee, Do-Yoon; Chang, Bong-Soon

    2014-01-01

    Background Bioactive glass-ceramics have the ability to directly bind to bones and have been widely used as bone graft substitutes due to their high osteoconductivity and biocompatibility. CaO-SiO2-P2O5-B2O3 glass-ceramics are known to have good osteoconductivity and are used as bone graft extenders. Methods This study aimed to evaluate the effects of the resorbing properties of glass-ceramics in bone fusion after producing and analyzing three types of CaO-SiO2-P2O5-B2O3 glass-ceramics with high osteoconductivity that had enhanced resorption by having an increased B2O3 content. The three types of CaO-SiO2-P2O5-B2O3 glass-ceramics with B2O3 contents of 8.0, 9.0, and 9.5 weight % were designated and grouped as P20B80, P10B90, and P5B95, respectively. Glass-ceramic types were tested for fusion rates and bone formation by employing the lumbar 5-6 intertransverse process fusion model in 51 New Zealand male rabbits. Bioactivity was assessed by soaking in simulated body fluid (SBF). Results In vitro study results showed sufficient hydroxycarbonate apatite layer formation occurred for P20B80 in1 day, for P10B90 in 3 days, and for P5B95 in 5 days after soaking in SBF. For the rabbit lumbar spine posterolateral fusion model, the autograft group recorded a 100% fusion rate with levels significantly higher than those of P20B80 (29.4%), P10B90 (0%), and P5B95 (14.3%), with high resorbing properties. Resorbing property differences among the three glass-ceramic groups were not significant. Histological results showed new bone formation confirming osteoconductivity in all three types of glass-ceramics. Radiomorphometric results also confirmed the resorbing properties of the three glass-ceramic types. Conclusions The high resorbing properties and osteoconductivity of porous glass-ceramics can be advantageous as no glass-ceramics remain in the body. However, their relatively fast rate of resorption in the body negatively affects their role as an osteoconductive scaffold as glass-ceramics are resorbed before bony fusion. PMID:24605194

  3. Bioactive Nano-Fibrous Scaffolds for Bone and Cartilage Tissue Engineering

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    Feng, Kai

    Scaffolds that can mimic the structural features of natural extracellular matrix and can deliver biomolecules in a controlled fashion may provide cells with a favorable microenvironment to facilitate tissue regeneration. Biodegradable nanofibrous scaffolds with interconnected pore network have previously been developed in our laboratory to mimic collagen matrix and advantageously support both bone and cartilage regeneration. This dissertation project aims to expand both the structural complexity and the biomolecule delivery capacity of such biomimetic scaffolds for tissue engineering. We first developed a nanofibrous scaffold that can release an antibiotic (doxycycline) with a tunable release rate and a tunable dosage, which was demonstrated to be able to inhibit bacterial growth over a prolonged time period. We then developed a nanofibrous tissue-engineciing scaffold that can release basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) in a spatially and temporally controlled fashion. In a mouse subcutaneous implantation model, the bFGF-releasing scaffold was shown to enhance cell penetration, tissue ingrowth and angiogenesis. It was also found that both the dose and the release rate of bFGF play roles in the biologic function of the scaffold. After that, we developed a nanofibrous PLLA scaffold that can release both bone morphogenetic protein 7 (BMP-7) and platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) with distinct dosages and release kinetics. It was demonstrated that BMP-7 and PDGF could synergistically enhance bone regeneration using a mouse ectopic bone formation model and a rat periodontal fenestration defect regeneration model. The regeneration outcome was dependent on the dosage, the ratio and the release kinetics of the two growth factors. Last, we developed an anisotropic composite scaffold with an upper layer mimicking the superficial zone of cartilage and a lower layer mimicking the middle zone of cartilage. The thin superficial layer was fabricated using an electrospinning technique to support a more parallel ECM orientation to the cartilage surface. The lower layer was fabricated using a phase-separation technique to support a more isotropic ECM distribution. Human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) were seeded on this complex scaffold and cultured under chondrogenic conditions. The results showed that the composite scaffold was indeed able to support anisotropic cartilage tissue structure formation.

  4. 3D printing of bone substitute implants using calcium phosphate and bioactive glasses

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    Christian Bergmann; Markus Lindner; Wen Zhang; Karolina Koczur; Armin Kirsten; Rainer Telle; Horst Fischer

    2010-01-01

    Customized implants for bone replacement are a great help for a surgeon to remodel maxillofacial or craniofacial defects in an esthetical way, and to significantly reduce operation times. The hypothesis of this study was that a composite of ?-tricalcium phosphate (?-TCP) and a bioactive glass similar to the 45S5 Henchglass® is suitable to manufacture customized implants via 3D-printing process. The

  5. Preparation and characterization of hydroxyapatite–forsterite–bioactive glass nanocomposite coatings for biomedical applications

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    M. Mazrooei Sebdani; M. H. Fathi

    In order to improve biological and mechanical properties of hydroxyapatite, the concept of hydroxyapatite-included nanocomposite coatings was introduced. By judiciously choosing constituent ceramics for composites preparation, the biological and mechanical performance of coatings can be tailored in order to meet various clinical requirements. The aim of this work was fabrication, development and characterization of novel hydroxyapatite–forsterite–bioactive glass nanocomposite coatings. The

  6. In vivo evaluation of titanium implants coated with bioactive glass by pulsed laser deposition

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    Jacinto P. Borrajo; Julia Serra; Pío. González; Betty León; Fernando M. Muñoz; M. López

    2007-01-01

    During the past years, different techniques, like chemical treatment, plasma spraying, sputtering, enamelling or sol–gel;\\u000a and materials, like metals, hydroxylapatite, calcium phosphates, among others, have been applied in different combinations\\u000a to improve the performance of prostheses. Among the techniques, Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD) is very promising to produce\\u000a coatings of bioactive glass on any metal alloy used as implant. In

  7. Enhanced osteointegration of orthopaedic implant gradient coating composed of bioactive glass and nanohydroxyapatite

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    Xin-Hui Xie; Xiao-Wei Yu; Shao-Xian Zeng; Rui-Lin Du; Yu-Huai Hu; Zhen Yuan; Er-Yi Lu; Ke-Rong Dai; Ting-Ting Tang

    2010-01-01

    We conducted histologic and histomorphometric studies to evaluate the osteointegration of gradient coatings composed of bioactive\\u000a glass and nanohydroxyapatite (BG–nHA) on titanium-alloy orthopaedic implants and surrounding bone tissue in vivo. Titanium-alloy\\u000a implants with a gradient coating (gradient coating group), uncoated implants (uncoated group), and implants with a conventional\\u000a hydroxyapatite (HA) coating (HA coating group) were randomly implanted in bilateral femoral

  8. Deposition of bioactive glass-ceramic thin-films by RF magnetron sputtering

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    C. C. Mardare; A. I. Mardare; J. R. F. Fernandes; E. Joanni; S. C. A. Pina; M. H. V. Fernandes; R. N. Correia

    2003-01-01

    Thin films of bioactive glass-ceramics have been deposited on titanium and silicon substrates by RF magnetron sputtering. The crystalline phases and the microstructure of the films have been characterized using XRD and SEM analysis; the main phases present were calcium–magnesium phosphates, enstatite and forsterite. The adhesion of the films on titanium has been examined by pull-off testing; the adhesion strength

  9. The effect of phosphate content on the bioactivity of soda-lime-phosphosilicate glasses.

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    O'Donnell, M D; Watts, S J; Hill, R G; Law, R V

    2009-08-01

    We report on the bioactivity of two series of glasses in the SiO(2)-Na(2)O-CaO-P(2)O(5) system after immersion in simulated body fluid (SBF) after 21 days. The effect of P(2)O(5) content was examined for compositions containing 0-9.25 mol.% phosphate. Both series of glasses degraded to basic pH, but the solutions tended towards to neutrality with increasing phosphate content; a result of the acidic phosphate buffering the effect of the alkali metal and alkaline earth ions on degradation. Bioactivity was assessed by the appearance of features in the X-ray diffraction (XRD) traces and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectra consistent with crystalline hydroxyl-carbonate-apatite (HCAp): such as the appearance of the (002) Bragg reflection in XRD and splitting of the P-O stretching vibration around 550 cm(-1) in the FTIR respectively. All glasses formed HCAp in SBF over the time periods studied and the time for formation of this crystalline phase occurred more rapidly in both series as the phosphate contents were increased. For P(2)O(5) content >3 mol.% both series exhibited highly crystalline apatite by 16 h immersion in SBF. This indicates that in the compositions studied, phosphate content is more important for bioactivity than network connectivity (NC) of the silicate phase and compositions showing rapid apatite formation are presented, superior to 45S5 Bioglass which was tested under identical conditions for comparison. PMID:19330429

  10. Structure and dynamics of bioactive phosphosilicate glasses and melts from ab initio molecular dynamics simulations

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    Tilocca, Antonio

    2007-12-01

    Ab initio (Car-Parrinello) molecular dynamics simulations were carried out to investigate the melt precursor of a modified phosphosilicate glass with bioactive properties, and to quench the melt to the vitreous state. The properties of the 3000K liquid were extensively compared with those of the final glass structure. The melt is characterized by a significant fraction of structural defects (small rings, undercoordinated and overcoordinated ions), often combined together. The creation or removal of these coordinative defects in the liquid (through Si-O bond formation or dissociation) reflects frequent exchanges within the silicate first coordination shell, which in turn dynamically modify the intertetrahedral connectivity of silicate groups. The observed dynamical variation in both the identity and the number of silicate groups linked to a tagged Si ( Qn speciation) are considered key processes in the viscous flow of silicate melts [I. Farnan and J. F. Stebbins, Science 265, 1206 (1994)]. On the other hand, phosphate groups do not show an equally marked exchange activity in the coordination shell, but can still form links with Si. Once formed, these Si-O-P bridges are rather stable, and in fact they are retained in the glass phase obtained after cooling; their formation within the present full ab initio melt-and-quench approach strongly supports their presence in melt-derived phosphosilicate glasses with bioactive applications. On the other hand, the simulations show that the fraction of structural defects rapidly decreases during the cooling, and the glass is essentially free of miscoordinated ions and small rings.

  11. Bioactive polymeric-ceramic hybrid 3D scaffold for application in bone tissue regeneration.

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    Torres, A L; Gaspar, V M; Serra, I R; Diogo, G S; Fradique, R; Silva, A P; Correia, I J

    2013-10-01

    The regeneration of large bone defects remains a challenging scenario from a therapeutic point of view. In fact, the currently available bone substitutes are often limited by poor tissue integration and severe host inflammatory responses, which eventually lead to surgical removal. In an attempt to address these issues, herein we evaluated the importance of alginate incorporation in the production of improved and tunable ?-tricalcium phosphate (?-TCP) and hydroxyapatite (HA) three-dimensional (3D) porous scaffolds to be used as temporary templates for bone regeneration. Different bioceramic combinations were tested in order to investigate optimal scaffold architectures. Additionally, 3D ?-TCP/HA vacuum-coated with alginate, presented improved compressive strength, fracture toughness and Young's modulus, to values similar to those of native bone. The hybrid 3D polymeric-bioceramic scaffolds also supported osteoblast adhesion, maturation and proliferation, as demonstrated by fluorescence microscopy. To the best of our knowledge this is the first time that a 3D scaffold produced with this combination of biomaterials is described. Altogether, our results emphasize that this hybrid scaffold presents promising characteristics for its future application in bone regeneration. PMID:23910366

  12. Chemical reaction of bioactive glass and glass-ceramics with a simulated body fluid

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    T. Kokubo; H. Kushitani; C. Ohtsuki; S. Sakka; T. Yamamuro

    1992-01-01

    Glass-ceramic A-W containing crystalline apatite and wollastonite in an MgO-CaO-SiO2 glassy matrix bonds to living bone through an apatite layer which is formed on its surface in the body. The parent glass G of glass-ceramic A-W and glass-ceramic A, which has the same composition as glass-ceramic A-W but contains only the apatite, also bond to living bone through the surface

  13. Comparison of the Remineralizing Effects of Sodium Fluoride and Bioactive Glass Using Bioerodible Gel Systems

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    Ramashetty Prabhakar, Attiguppe; Arali, Veena

    2009-01-01

    Background and aims A carious lesion is the accumulation of numerous episodes of de- and remineralization, rather than a unidirectional demineralization process. Tooth destruction can be arrested or reversed by the frequent delivery of fluoride or calcium/phosphorous ions to the tooth surface. The present study compared and evaluated the remineralization potential of sodium fluoride and bioactive glass delivered through a bioerodible gel system. Materials and methods Longitudinal sections of artificial carious lesions, created at the gingivofacial surface of 64 pri-mary maxillary incisors were photographed under a polarized light microscope and quantified for demineralization. The sec-tions were repositioned into the tooth form and randomly mounted in sets of four that simulated an arch form. The teeth were divided into 4 groups: 1) sodium fluoride films, 2) bioactive glass films, 3) control films placed interproximally and 4) non-treatment group. Following exposure to artificial saliva for 30 days, the lesions were again photographed and quantified as above. The recorded values were statistically analyzed using Student’s paired t-test for intragroup comparison, one-way ANOVA and Post-Hoc Tukey’s test for pairwise comparison. Results The sodium fluoride and bioactive gel groups showed significant remineralization compared with the control groups (P < 0.001). Conclusion Bioerodible gel films can be used to deliver remineralizing agents to enhance remineralization. PMID:23230498

  14. Bioactivity and cytotoxicity of glass and glass-ceramics based on the 3CaO·P?O?--SiO?--MgO system.

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    Daguano, Juliana K M F; Rogero, Sizue O; Crovace, Murilo C; Peitl, Oscar; Strecker, Kurt; Dos Santos, Claudinei

    2013-09-01

    The mechanical strength of bioactive glasses can be improved by controlled crystallization, turning its use as bulk bone implants viable. However, crystallization may affect the bioactivity of the material. The aim of this study was to develop glass-ceramics of the nominal composition (wt%) 52.75(3CaO·P?O?)-30SiO?-17.25MgO, with different crystallized fractions and to evaluate their in vitro cytotoxicity and bioactivity. Specimens were heat-treated at 700, 775 and 975 °C, for 4 h. The major crystalline phase identified was whitlockite, an Mg-substituted tricalcium phosphate. The evaluation of the cytotoxicity was carried out by the neutral red uptake methodology. Ionic exchanges with the simulated body fluid SBF-K9 acellular solution during the in vitro bioactivity tests highlight the differences in terms of chemical reactivity between the glass and the glass-ceramics. The effect of crystallinity on the rates of hydroxycarbonate apatite (HCA) formation was followed by Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy. Although all glass-ceramics can be considered bioactive, the glass-ceramic heat-treated at 775 °C (V775-4) presented the most interesting result, because the onset for HCA formation is at about 24 h and after 7 days the HCA layer dominates completely the spectrum. This occurs probably due to the presence of the whitlockite phase (3(Ca,Mg)O·P?O?). All samples were considered not cytotoxic. PMID:23764763

  15. A multilayer approach to fabricate bioactive glass coatings on Ti alloys

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    Gomez-Vega, J.M.; Saiz, E.; Tomsia, A.P.; Marshall, G.W.; Marshall, S.J.

    1998-12-01

    Glasses in the system Si-Ca-Na-Mg-P-K-O with thermal expansion coefficients close to that of Ti6Al4V were used to coat the titanium alloy by a simple enameling technique. Firings were done in air at temperatures between 800 and 840 C and times up to 1 minute. Graded compositions were obtained by firing multilayered glass coatings. Hydroxyapatite (HA) particles were mixed with the glass powder and the mixture was placed on the outer surface of the coatings to render them more bioactive. Coatings with excellent adhesion to the substrate and able to form apatite when immersed in a simulated body fluid (SBF) can be fabricated by this methodology.

  16. Polylactic acid–phosphate glass composite foams as scaffolds for bone tissue engineering

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    G. Georgiou; L. Mathieu; D. P. Pioletti; P.-E. Bourban; J.-A. E. Månson; J. C. Knowles; S. N. Nazhat

    2007-01-01

    Phosphate glass (PG) of the composition 0.46(CaO)- 0.04(Na2O)- 0.5(P2O5) was used as filler in poly-L-lactic acid (PLA) foams developed as degradable scaffolds for bone tissue engineering. The effect of PG on PLA was assessed both in bulk and porous composite foams. Composites with various PG content (0, 5, 10, and 20 wt %) were melt-extruded, and either compression-molded or foamed

  17. In vitro study of improved wound-healing effect of bioactive borate-based glass nano-/micro-fibers.

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    Yang, Qingbo; Chen, Sisi; Shi, Honglan; Xiao, Hai; Ma, Yinfa

    2015-10-01

    Because of the promising wound-healing capability, bioactive glasses have been considered as one of the next generation hard- and soft-tissue regeneration materials. The lack of understanding of the substantial mechanisms, however, indicates the need for further study on cell-glass interactions to better interpret the rehabilitation capability. In the present work, three bioactive glass nano-/micro-fibers, silicate-based 45S5, borate-based 13-93B3 and 1605 (additionally doped with copper oxide and zinc oxide), were firstly compared for their in vitro soaking/conversion rate. The results of elemental monitoring and electron microscopic characterization demonstrated that quicker ion releasing and glass conversion occurred in borate-based fibers than that of silicate-based one. This result was also reflected by the formation speed of hydroxyapatite (HA). This process was further correlated with original boron content and surrounding rheological condition. We showed that an optimal fiber pre-soaking time (or an ideal dynamic flow rate) should exist to stimulate the best cell proliferation and migration ability. Moreover, 13-93B3 and 1605 fibers showed different glass conversion and biocompatibility properties as well, indicating that trace amount variation in composition can also influence fiber's bioactivity. In sum, our in vitro rheological module closely simulated in vivo niche environment and proved a potentially improved wound-healing effect by borate-based glass fibers, and the results shall cast light on future improvement in bioactive glass fabrication. PMID:26117744

  18. Optimization of fluoride-containing bioactive glasses as a novel scolicidal agent adjunct to hydatid surgery.

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    Rostami, Ali; Mozafari, Masoud; Gholipourmalekabadi, Mazaher; Caicedo, Hector Hugo; Lasjerdi, Zohreh; Sameni, Marzieh; Samadikuchaksaraei, Ali

    2015-08-01

    We have presented a novel scolicidal agent made from fluoride-containing bioactive glass (FBG). The samples were characterized by XRD and the ion release behavior of the samples was evaluated at 37°C. The scolicidal activity, cellular response and antibacterial activity and biocompatibility of the different concentrations of the FBG (ranging from 0.5 to 2mgml(-1)) were evaluated in vitro and in vivo. The results showed an easy diffusion of the fluoride through the glass matrix in an F concentration-dependent manner. The FBG showed an intensive scolicidal property, so that toxicity effect begun from 5min and the samples with 20, 10, 5 and 0% fluoride showed 98±2, 93±5.8, 76.2±6 and 5.8±1.7% scolicidal activity, respectively, after 8h exposing time. Our data revealed that scolicidal activity of the FBG increased with the increase of F ratio and concentrations of the bioactive glass. On the other hand, all the synthesized FBG samples found to be cyto-biocompatible when tested in vitro (MTT and LDH assays) and in vivo (no significant infiltration of inflammatory cells compared with control, p>0.05), and antibacterial against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The results demonstrated that the synthesized FBG might have a potential application in prevention of post-surgery infections, especially hydatidosis. PMID:25917714

  19. Enhanced osseous implant fixation with strontium-substituted bioactive glass coating.

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    Newman, Simon D; Lotfibakhshaiesh, Nasrin; O'Donnell, Matthew; Walboomers, X Frank; Horwood, Nicole; Jansen, John A; Amis, Andrew A; Cobb, Justin P; Stevens, Molly M

    2014-07-01

    The use of endosseous implants is firmly established in skeletal reconstructive surgery, with rapid and permanent fixation of prostheses being a highly desirable feature. Implant coatings composed of hydroxyapatite (HA) have become the standard and have been used with some success in prolonging the time to revision surgery, but aseptic loosening remains a significant issue. The development of a new generation of more biologically active coatings is a promising approach for tackling this problem. Bioactive glasses are an ideal candidate material due to the osteostimulative properties of their dissolution products. However, to date, they have not been formulated with stability to devitrification or thermal expansion coefficients (TECs) that are suitable for stable coating onto metal implants while still retaining their bioactive properties. Here, we present a strontium-substituted bioactive glass (SrBG) implant coating which has been designed to encourage peri-implant bone formation and with a TEC similar to that of HA. The coating can be successfully applied to roughened Ti6Al4V and after implantation into the distal femur and proximal tibia of twenty-seven New Zealand White rabbits for 6, 12, or 24 weeks, it produced no adverse tissue reaction. The glass dissolved over a 6 week period, stimulating enhanced peri-implant bone formation compared with matched HA coated implants in the contralateral limb. Furthermore, superior mechanical fixation was evident in the SrBG group after 24 weeks of implantation. We propose that this coating has the potential to enhance implant fixation in a variety of orthopedic reconstructive surgery applications. PMID:24471799

  20. Silicate and borate glasses as composite fillers: a bioactivity and biocompatibility study.

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    Lopes, P P; Ferreira, B J M Leite; Gomes, P S; Correia, R N; Fernandes, M H; Fernandes, M H V

    2011-06-01

    Composites filled with a silicate glass (CSi) and a new borate glass (CB) were developed and compared in terms of their in vitro behaviour both in acellular and cellular media. Acellular tests were carried out in SBF and the composites were characterized by SEM-EDS, XRD and ICP. Biocompatibility studies were investigated by in vitro cell culture with MG-63 osteoblast-like and human bone marrow cells. The growth of spherical calcium phosphate aggregates was observed in acellular medium on all composite surfaces indicating that these materials became potentially bioactive. The biological assessment resulted in a dissimilar behavior of the composites. The CSi demonstrated an inductive effect on the proliferation of cells. The cells showed a normal morphology and high growth rate when compared to standard culture plates. Contrarily, inhibition of cell proliferation occurred in the CB probably due to its high degradation rate, leading to high B and Mg ionic concentration in the cell culture medium. PMID:21556978

  1. Development of HydroxyCarbonate Apatite on hybrid polymers used in fixed restorations modified by bioactive glass

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    Georgantzi, B.; Papadopoulou, L.; Zorba, T.; Garefis, P.; Paraskevopoulos, K.; Koidis, P.

    2004-03-01

    The incorporation of a bioactive glass in the structure of hybrid polymers used in dentistry for the construction of fixed prosthetic restorations could induce the expression of bioactivity, leading to the possibility of periodontal tissues reattachment. Hybrid polymer specimens and polymer specimens modified by bioactive glass were prepared and used as control for the surface morphology examination by Scanning Electron Microscopy with associated Dispersive Spectroscopy Analysis (SEM-EDS) and for surface characterization with Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR). Furthermore, hybrid polymer specimens modified by bioactive glass were immersed in simulated body fluid (SBF) at 37 °C for different time intervals and were examined by SEM-EDS and FTIR. After 4 days immersion time a dense and continuous apatite layer covered almost the entire modified surface of the specimens. The molar Ca/P ratio reached the value of 1.79. The apatite layer showed a thickness of 1?m and was attached to the substrate, while bioactive glass particles were still present in polymer mass.

  2. Low Fouling Electrospun Scaffolds with Clicked Bioactive Peptides for Specific Cell Attachment.

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    Rodda, Andrew E; Ercole, Francesca; Glattauer, Veronica; Gardiner, James; Nisbet, David R; Healy, Kevin E; Forsythe, John S; Meagher, Laurence

    2015-07-13

    While electrospun fibers are of interest as scaffolds for tissue engineering applications, nonspecific surface interactions such as protein adsorption often prevent researchers from controlling the exact interactions between cells and the underlying material. In this study we prepared electrospun fibers from a polystyrene-based macroinitiator, which were then grafted with polymer brushes using surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization (SI-ATRP). These brush coatings incorporated a trimethylsilyl-protected PEG-alkyne monomer, allowing azide functional molecules to be covalently attached, while simultaneously reducing nonspecific protein adsorption on the fibers. Cells were able to attach and spread on fibrous substrates functionalized with a pendant RGD-containing peptide, while spreading was significantly reduced on nonfunctionalized fibers and those with the equivalent RGE control peptide. This effect was observed both in the presence and absence of serum in the culture media, indicating that protein adsorption on the fibers was minimal and cell adhesion within the fibrous scaffold was mediated almost entirely through the cell-adhesive RGD-containing peptide. PMID:26020464

  3. Discerning the role of topography and ion exchange in cell response of bioactive tissue engineering scaffolds.

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    Engel, Elisabeth; Del Valle, Sergio; Aparicio, Conrado; Altankov, George; Asin, Luis; Planell, Josep A; Ginebra, Maria-Pau

    2008-08-01

    Surface topography is known to have an influence on osteoblast activity. However, in the case of bioactive materials, topographical changes can affect also ion exchange properties. This makes the problem more complex, since it is often difficult to separate the strictly topographical effects from the effects of ionic fluctuations in the medium. The scope of this paper is to analyze the simultaneous effect of topography and topography-mediated ion exchange on the initial cellular behavior of osteoblastic-like cells cultured on bioactive tissue engineering substrates. Two apatitic substrates with identical chemical composition but different micro/nanostructural features were obtained by low-temperature setting of a calcium phosphate cement. MG63 osteoblastic-like cells were cultured either in direct contact with the substrates or with their extracts. A strong and permanent decrease of calcium concentration in the culture medium, dependent on substrate topography, was detected. A major effect of the substrate microstructure on cell proliferation was observed, explained in part by the topography-mediated ion exchange, but not specifically by the ionic Ca(2+) fluctuations. Cell differentiation was strongly enhanced when cells were cultured on the finer substrate. This effect was not explained by the chemical modification of the medium, but rather suggested a strictly topographical effect. PMID:18680388

  4. Gentamicin-Loaded Borate Bioactive Glass Eradicates Osteomyelitis Due to Escherichia coli in a Rabbit Model

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    Xie, Zongping; Cui, Xu; Zhao, Cunju; Huang, Wenhai; Wang, Jianqiang

    2013-01-01

    The treatment of osteomyelitis induced by Gram-negative bacilli is rarely reported in the literature. This study established a rabbit tibia model of osteomyelitis induced by the Gram-negative bacillus Escherichia coli. Using this model, pellets composed of a chitosan-bonded mixture of borate bioactive glass and gentamicin were evaluated in vitro and in vivo for the treatment of osteomyelitis induced by Escherichia coli. Our results showed that the pellets in phosphate-buffered saline released gentamicin continuously over 26 days. Without the simultaneous use of a systemic antibiotic, the implantation of the gentamicin-loaded pellets into the osteomyelitis region of the tibia resulted in the eradication of 81.82% of infections, as determined by microbiological, histological and radiographic evaluation, and supported the ingrowth of new bone into the tibia defects after 6 weeks of implantation. The results indicate that the gentamicin-loaded borate bioactive glass implant, combining sustained drug release with the ability to support new bone formation, could provide a method for treating osteomyelitis induced by Gram-negative bacilli. PMID:23629702

  5. Role of porosity and pore architecture in the in vivo bone regeneration capacity of biodegradable glass scaffolds.

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    Sanzana, Edgardo S; Navarro, Melba; Ginebra, Maria-Pau; Planell, Josep A; Ojeda, Alvaro C; Montecinos, Hernan A

    2014-06-01

    The aim of this work is to shed light on the role of porosity and pore architecture in the in vivo bone regeneration capacity of biodegradable glass scaffolds. A calcium phosphate glass in the system P2O5-CaO-Na2O-TiO2 was foamed using two different porogens, namely albumen and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2); the resulting three-dimensional porous structures were characterized and implanted in New Zealand rabbits to study their in vivo behavior. Scaffolds foamed with albumen displayed a monomodal pore size distribution centered around 150 ?m and a porosity of 82%, whereas scaffolds foamed with H2O2 showed lower porosity (37%), with larger elongated pores, and multimodal size distribution. After 12 weeks of implantation, histology results revealed a good osteointegration for both types of scaffolds. The quantitative morphometric analysis showed the substitution of the biomaterial by new bone in the case of glasses foamed with albumen. In contrast, bone neoformation and material resorption were significantly lower in the defects filled with the scaffolds foamed with H2O2. The results obtained in this study showed that both calcium phosphate glass scaffolds were osteoconductive, biocompatible, and biodegradable materials. However, differences in porosity, pore architecture, and microstructure led to substantially different in vivo response. PMID:23813739

  6. Systematic assessment of scaffold hopping versus activity cliff formation across bioactive compound classes following a molecular hierarchy.

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    Stumpfe, Dagmar; Dimova, Dilyana; Bajorath, Jürgen

    2015-07-01

    Scaffold hopping and activity cliff formation define opposite ends of the activity landscape feature spectrum. To rationalize these events at the level of scaffolds, active compounds involved in scaffold hopping were required to contain topologically distinct scaffolds but have only limited differences in potency, whereas compounds involved in activity cliffs were required to share the same scaffold but have large differences in potency. A systematic search was carried out for compounds involved in scaffold hopping and/or activity cliff formation. Results obtained for compound data sets covering more than 300 human targets revealed clear trends. If scaffolds represented multiple but fewer than 10 active compounds, nearly 90% of all scaffolds were exclusively involved in hopping events. With increasing compound coverage, the fraction of scaffolds involved in both scaffold hopping and activity cliff formation significantly increased to more than 50%. However, ?40% of the scaffolds representing large numbers of active compounds continued to be exclusively involved in scaffold hopping. More than 200 scaffolds with broad target coverage were identified that consistently represented potent compounds and yielded an abundance of scaffold hops in the low-nanomolar range. These and other subsets of scaffolds we characterized are of prime interest for structure-activity relationship (SAR) exploration and compound design. Therefore, the complete scaffold classification generated in the course of our analysis is made freely available. PMID:25982076

  7. Synthesis and characterization of macroporous chitosan\\/calcium phosphate composite scaffolds for tissue engineering

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    Y Zhang; Miqin Zhang

    2001-01-01

    Chitosan scaffolds reinforced by beta -tricalcium phosphate (beta -TCP)\\u000a and calcium phosphate invert glass were fabricated with a low-cost,\\u000a bioclean freeze-drying technique via thermally induced phase separation.\\u000a The microstructure, mechanical performance, biodegradation, and\\u000a bioactivity of the scaffolds were studied. The composite scaffolds were\\u000a macroporous, and the pore structures of the scaffolds with beta -TCP and\\u000a the glass appeared very different.

  8. Bioactive glass ions as strong enhancers of osteogenic differentiation in human adipose stem cells.

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    Ojansivu, Miina; Vanhatupa, Sari; Björkvik, Leena; Häkkänen, Heikki; Kellomäki, Minna; Autio, Reija; Ihalainen, Janne A; Hupa, Leena; Miettinen, Susanna

    2015-07-15

    Bioactive glasses are known for their ability to induce osteogenic differentiation of stem cells. To elucidate the mechanism of the osteoinductivity in more detail, we studied whether ionic extracts prepared from a commercial glass S53P4 and from three experimental glasses (2-06, 1-06 and 3-06) are alone sufficient to induce osteogenic differentiation of human adipose stem cells. Cells were cultured using basic medium or osteogenic medium as extract basis. Our results indicate that cells stay viable in all the glass extracts for the whole culturing period, 14days. At 14days the mineralization in osteogenic medium extracts was excessive compared to the control. Parallel to the increased mineralization we observed a decrease in the cell amount. Raman and Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy analyses confirmed that the mineral consisted of calcium phosphates. Consistently, the osteogenic medium extracts also increased osteocalcin production and collagen Type-I accumulation in the extracellular matrix at 13days. Of the four osteogenic medium extracts, 2-06 and 3-06 induced the best responses of osteogenesis. However, regardless of the enhanced mineral formation, alkaline phosphatase activity was not promoted by the extracts. The osteogenic medium extracts could potentially provide a fast and effective way to differentiate human adipose stem cells in vitro. PMID:25900445

  9. Dental ceramics coated with bioactive glass: Surface changes after exposure in a simulated body fluid under static and dynamic conditions

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    Papadopoulou, L.; Kontonasaki, E.; Zorba, T.; Chatzistavrou, X.; Pavlidou, E.; Paraskevopoulos, K.; Sklavounos, S.; Koidis, P.

    2003-07-01

    Bioactive materials develop a strong bond with living tissues through a carbonate-containing hydroxyapatite layer, similar to that of bone. The fabrication of a thin bioactive glass coating on dental ceramics used in metal-ceramic restorations, could provide a bioactive surface, which in combination with a tissue regenerative technique could lead to periodontal tissues attachment. The aim of this study was the in vitro investigation of the surface structure changes of dental ceramics used in metal-ceramic restorations, coated with a bioactive glass heat-treated at 950 °C, after exposure in a simulated body fluid (SBF) under two different soaking conditions. Coating of dental ceramics with a bioactive glass resulted in the formation of a stable and well bonded with the ceramic substrate thin layer. The growth of a well-attached carbonate apatite layer on their surface after immersion in a simulated body fluid is well evidenced under both experimental conditions, although in static environment the rate of apatite growth is constant and the grown layers seem to be more dense and compact compared with the respective layers observed on specimens under dynamic conditions.

  10. Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) multifunctional composite scaffolds for tissue engineering applications

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    Superb K. Misra; Tahera I. Ansari; Sabeel P. Valappil; Dirk Mohn; Sheryl E. Philip; Wendelin J. Stark; Ipsita Roy; Jonathan C. Knowles; Vehid Salih; Aldo R. Boccaccini

    2010-01-01

    Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (P(3HB)) foams exhibiting highly interconnected porosity (85% porosity) were prepared using a unique combination of solvent casting and particulate leaching techniques by employing commercially available sugar cubes as porogen. Bioactive glass (BG) particles of 45S5 Bioglass® grade were introduced in the scaffold microstructure, both in micrometer ((m-BG), <5 ?m) and nanometer ((n-BG), 30 nm) sizes. The in vitro bioactivity of the

  11. Role of glass structure in defining the chemical dissolution behavior, bioactivity and antioxidant properties of zinc and strontium co-doped alkali-free phosphosilicate glasses.

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    Kapoor, Saurabh; Goel, Ashutosh; Tilocca, Antonio; Dhuna, Vikram; Bhatia, Gaurav; Dhuna, Kshitija; Ferreira, José M F

    2014-07-01

    We investigated the structure-property relationships in a series of alkali-free phosphosilicate glass compositions co-doped with Zn(2+) and Sr(2+). The emphasis was laid on understanding the structural role of Sr(2+) and Zn(2+) co-doping on the chemical dissolution behavior of glasses and its impact on their in vitro bioactivity. The structure of glasses was studied using molecular dynamics simulations in combination with solid state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. The relevant structural properties are then linked to the observed degradation behavior, in vitro bioactivity, osteoblast proliferation and oxidative stress levels. The apatite-forming ability of glasses has been investigated by X-ray diffraction, infrared spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy-energy-dispersive spectroscopy after immersion of glass powders/bulk in simulated body fluid (SBF) for time durations varying between 1h and 14 days, while their chemical degradation has been studied in Tris-HCl in accordance with ISO 10993-14. All the glasses exhibit hydroxyapatite formation on their surface within 1-3h of their immersion in SBF. The cellular responses were observed in vitro on bulk glass samples using human osteosarcoma MG63 cell line. The dose-dependent cytoprotective effect of glasses with respect to the concentration of zinc and strontium released from the glasses is also discussed. PMID:24709542

  12. Composite bone cements loaded with a bioactive and ferrimagnetic glass-ceramic. Part I: Morphological, mechanical and calorimetric characterization.

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    Bruno, Matteo; Miola, Marta; Bretcanu, Oana; Vitale-Brovarone, Chiara; Gerbaldo, Roberto; Laviano, Francesco; Verné, Enrica

    2014-02-01

    Hyperthermia is a technique for destroying cancer cells which involves the exposition of body's tissue to a controlled heat, normally between 41? and 46?. It has been reported that ferro- or ferrimagnetic materials can heat locally, if they are placed (after being implanted) under an alternating magnetic field, damaging only tumoral cells and not the healthy ones. The power loss produced by the magnetic materials can be dissipated in the form of heat. This phenomenon has to be regulated in order to obtain a controlled temperature inside the tissues. The material that was produced and characterized in this work is composed of two phases: a polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) matrix in which a ferrimagnetic biocompatible/bioactive glass ceramic is dispersed. This composite material is intended to be applied as bone filler for the hyperthermic treatment of bone tumors. The ferrimagnetic bioactive glass-ceramic belongs to the system SiO2-Na2O-CaO-P2O5-FeO-Fe2O3 and contains magnetite (FeO*Fe2O3) inside an amorphous bioactive residual phase. The composite material possesses structural, magnetic and bioactivity properties. The structural ones are conferred by PMMA which acts as filler for the bone defect or its damaged area. Bioactivity is conferred by the composition of the residual amorphous phase of the glass-ceramic and magnetic properties are conferred by magnetite crystals embedded in the bioactive glass-ceramic. The characterization involved the following tests: morphological and chemical characterization (scanning electron microscopy-energy dispersion spectrometry-micro computed tomography analysis), calorimetric tests and mechanical test (compression and flexural four point test). In vitro assessment of biological behavior will be the object of the part II of this work. PMID:24505077

  13. Gold nanoparticles developed in sol-gel derived apatite--bioactive glass composites.

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    Simon, S; Ciceo-Lucacel, R; Radu, T; Baia, L; Ponta, O; Iepure, A; Simon, V

    2012-05-01

    The study is focussed on synthesis and characterisation of a new sol-gel derived composite system consisting of nanocrystalline apatite, bioactive glass and gold nanoparticles, which are of interest both for regenerative medicine and for specific medical applications of the releasable gold nanoparticles. Samples dried at 110°C and then heat treated for 30 min at 300 and 500°C were investigated by thermal analysis (DTA/TG), X-ray diffraction (XRD), UV-VIS-NIR, Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, X-ray Photoelectron(XPS) spectroscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). Gold nanoparticles and nanocrystalline apatite are developed already after heat treatment at 300°C. XPS analysis clearly revealed the presence of both metallic and ionic gold species. The development of gold nanoparticles was evidenced by UV-VIS-NIR and TEM analysis, and their size increased from few nanometers to 25 nm by increasing the treatment temperature from 300 to 500°C. The bioactivity of the samples immersed in simulated body fluid was demonstrated by XRD and SEM results. PMID:22395971

  14. High-resolution PLA-based composite scaffolds via 3-D printing technology.

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    Serra, T; Planell, J A; Navarro, M

    2013-03-01

    Fabrication of new biodegradable scaffolds that guide and stimulate tissue regeneration is still a major issue in tissue engineering approaches. Scaffolds that possess adequate biodegradability, pore size, interconnectivity, bioactivity and mechanical properties in accordance with the injured tissue are required. This work aimed to develop and characterize three-dimensional (3-D) scaffolds that fulfill the aforementioned requirements. For this, a nozzle-based rapid prototyping system was used to combine polylactic acid and a bioactive CaP glass to fabricate 3-D biodegradable scaffolds with two patterns (orthogonal and displaced double layer). Scanning electron microscopy and micro-computer tomography showed that 3-D scaffolds had completely interconnected porosity, uniform distribution of the glass particles, and a controlled and repetitive architecture. Surface properties were also assessed, showing that the incorporation of glass particles increased both the roughness and the hydrophilicity of the scaffolds. Mechanical tests indicated that compression strength is dependent on the scaffold geometry and the presence of glass. Preliminary cell response was studied with primary mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) and revealed that CaP glass improved cell adhesion. Overall, the results showed the suitability of the technique/materials combination to develop 3-D porous scaffolds and their initial biocompatibility, both being valuable characteristics for tissue engineering applications. PMID:23142224

  15. Bioactive and Biodegradable Nanocomposites and Hybrid Biomaterials for Bone Regeneration

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    Allo, Bedilu A.; Costa, Daniel O.; Dixon, S. Jeffrey; Mequanint, Kibret; Rizkalla, Amin S.

    2012-01-01

    Strategies for bone tissue engineering and regeneration rely on bioactive scaffolds to mimic the natural extracellular matrix and act as templates onto which cells attach, multiply, migrate and function. Of particular interest are nanocomposites and organic-inorganic (O/I) hybrid biomaterials based on selective combinations of biodegradable polymers and bioactive inorganic materials. In this paper, we review the current state of bioactive and biodegradable nanocomposite and O/I hybrid biomaterials and their applications in bone regeneration. We focus specifically on nanocomposites based on nano-sized hydroxyapatite (HA) and bioactive glass (BG) fillers in combination with biodegradable polyesters and their hybrid counterparts. Topics include 3D scaffold design, materials that are widely used in bone regeneration, and recent trends in next generation biomaterials. We conclude with a perspective on the future application of nanocomposites and O/I hybrid biomaterials for regeneration of bone. PMID:24955542

  16. X-ray microanalysis in STEM of short-term physico-chemical reactions at bioactive glass particles / biological fluids interface. Determination of O/Si

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    as « an interfacial bonding of an implant to tissue by means of formation of a biologically active hydroxyapatite layer on the implant surface ».2 Hench established the relationship between glass composition and bioactive properties.3 These bioactive materials can be used as coating on metallic prosthesis or as bone

  17. Effect of the pore structure of bioactive glass balls on biocompatibility in vitro and in vivo.

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    Yun, Hui-Suk; Park, Jin-Woo; Kim, Sang-Hyun; Kim, Youn-Jeong; Jang, Je-Hee

    2011-06-01

    We prepared porous bioactive glass (BG) balls with various pore architectures using a modified version of a polymer templating technique which is generally used for the synthesis of mesoporous BG. Sol-gel derived porous BG is an excellent candidate as a graft material for bone tissue regeneration due to its good bone forming bioactivity and biodegradability. The biodegradability is largely related to the pore architecture and affects its biocompatibility. The pore architecture of the BG balls was controllable by changing the reaction time in chloroform. The relationship between the pore architecture of the BG balls and biocompatibility were studied using MC3T3-E1 pre-osteoblast cells in vitro and the rabbit calvarial model in vivo 8 weeks after implantation. The mesoporous BG balls (BG0) and porous BG beads with a hierarchical pore structure on the nano- to microscale (BG0.5 and BG2) showed a good cell proliferation response and differentiation behavior in vitro and in vivo without serious toxicity. These hierarchically porous structures also enhanced osteoconductivity. However, the existence of too many microscale pores in the BG balls (BG24) led to their rapid biodegradation and, consequently, to serious negative effects in vitro and in vivo. The pore architecture of the BG balls greatly influenced their biocompatibility, as well as bone formation, and should be carefully controlled when designing new materials for use in bioapplications. The porous BG balls with hierarchical pores on the nano- to microscale exhibit favorable biocompatibility in vitro and promise excellent potential applications in the field of biomaterials, such as tissue regeneration and drug storage. PMID:21320647

  18. Direct cytotoxicity evaluation of 63S bioactive glass and bone-derived hydroxyapatite particles using yeast model and human chondrocyte cells by microcalorimetry

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    A. Doostmohammadi; A. Monshi; M. H. Fathi; S. Karbasi; O. Braissant; A. U. Daniels

    2011-01-01

    In this study, the cytotoxicity evaluation of prepared 63S bioactive glass and bone-derived hydroxyapatite particles with yeast and human chondrocyte cells was carried out using isothermal micro-nano calorimetry (IMNC), which is a new method for studying cell\\/biomaterial interactions. Bioactive glass particles were made via sol–gel method and hydroxyapatite was obtained from bovine bone. Elemental analysis was carried out by XRF

  19. Structural and degradation characteristics of an innovative porous PLGA/TCP scaffold incorporated with bioactive molecular icaritin.

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    Xie, Xin-Hui; Wang, Xin-Luan; Zhang, Ge; He, Yi-Xin; Wang, Xiao-Hong; Liu, Zhong; He, Kai; Peng, Jiang; Leng, Yang; Qin, Ling

    2010-10-01

    Phytomolecules may chemically bind to scaffold materials for medical applications. The present study used an osteoconductive porous poly(l-lactide-co-glycolide)/tricalcium phosphate (PLGA/TCP) to incorporate an exogenous phytoestrogenic molecule icaritin to form a PLGA/TCP/icaritin composite scaffold material with potential slow release of icaritin during scaffold degradation. Accordingly, the present study was designed to investigate its in vitro degradation characteristics and the release pattern of icaritin at three different doses (74 mg, 7.4 mg and 0.74 mg per 100 g PLGA/TCP, i.e. in the PLGA/TCP/icaritin-H, -M and -L groups, respectively). A PLGA/TCP/icaritin porous composite scaffold was fabricated using a computer-controlled printing machine. The PLGA/TCP/icaritin scaffolds were incubated in saline at 37 °C for 12 weeks and the pure PLGA/TCP scaffold served as a control. During the 12 weeks in vitro degradation, the scaffolds in all four groups showed changes, including a decrease in weight, volume and pore size of the composite scaffold, while there was a decrease in acidity and an increase in Ca and lactic acid concentrations in the degradation medium, especially after 7 weeks. The rate of degradation was explained by the relationship with the content of icaritin incorporated into the scaffolds. The higher the icaritin content in the scaffolds, the slower the degradation could be observed during 12 weeks. After 12 weeks, the SEM showed that the surface of the PLGA/TCP and PLGA/TCP/icaritin-L groups was relatively smooth with a gradual decrease in number and size of the micropores, while the porous morphology on the surface of the PLGA/TCP/icaritin-M and PLGA/TCP/icaritin-H groups was partly maintained, accompanied by a decrease in phosphate (P) and calcium (Ca) contents at the surface. Though the mechanical property of the PLGA/TCP/icaritin scaffold decreased after degradation, its porous structure was maintained, which was essential for cell migration and ingrowth of newly regenerated tissues in vivo. The controlled release of icaritin from the composite scaffold reached about 70% of the incorporated icaritin into the degradation medium after 12 weeks. The above findings suggested that the structural and degradation properties of the porous composite PLGA/TCP/icaritin scaffold were dependent on icaritin concentrations. This innovative composite porous scaffold material developed in the present study may be used as a good scaffold material for enhancing bone repair, especially at high concentrations of icaritin. In vivo confirmation is, however, needed to substantiate our in vitro findings. PMID:20876954

  20. Assessing the phosphate distribution in bioactive phosphosilicate glasses by 31P solid-state NMR and molecular dynamics simulations.

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    Stevensson, Baltzar; Mathew, Renny; Edén, Mattias

    2014-07-24

    Melt-derived bioactive phosphosilicate glasses are widely utilized as bone-grafting materials for various surgical applications. However, the insight into their structural features over a medium-range scale up to ? 1 nm remains limited. We present a comprehensive assessment of the spatial distribution of phosphate groups across the structures of 11 Na2O-CaO-SiO2-P2O5 glasses that encompass both bioactive and nonbioactive compositions, with the P contents and silicate network connectivities varied independently. Both parameters are known to strongly influence the bioactivity of the glass in vitro. The phosphate distribution was investigated by double-quantum (31)P nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) experiments under magic-angle spinning (MAS) conditions and by molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. The details of the phosphate-ion dispersion were probed by evaluating the MD-derived glass models against various scenarios of randomly distributed, as well as clustered, phosphate groups. From comparisons of the P-P interatomic-distance spreads and the statistics of small phosphate clusters assessed for variable cutoff radii, we conclude that the spatial arrangement of the P atoms in phosphosilicate glasses is well-approximated by a statistical distribution, particularly across a short-range scale of ? 450 pm. The primary distinction is reflected in slightly closer P-P interatomic contacts in the MD-derived structures over the distance span of 450-600 pm relative to that of randomly distributed phosphate groups. The nature of the phosphate-ion dispersion remains independent of the silicate network polymerization and nearly independent of the P content of the glass throughout our explored parameter space of 1-6 mol % P2O5 and silicate network connectivities up to 2.9. PMID:24967834

  1. Surface modification of bioactive glass nanoparticles and the mechanical and biological properties of poly( l-lactide) composites

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    Aixue Liu; Zhongkui Hong; Xiuli Zhuang; Xuesi Chen; Yang Cui; Yi Liu; Xiabin Jing

    2008-01-01

    Novel bioactive glass (BG) nanoparticles\\/poly(l-lactide) (PLLA) composites were prepared as promising bone-repairing materials. The BG nanoparticles (Si:P:Ca=29:13:58 weight ratio) of about 40nm diameter were prepared via the sol–gel method. In order to improve the phase compatibility between the polymer and the inorganic phase, PLLA (Mn=9700Da) was linked to the surface of the BG particles by diisocyanate. The grafting ratio of

  2. Preparation and characterization of sol–gel bioactive glass coating for improvement of biocompatibility of human body implant

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    M. H. Fathi; A. Doost Mohammadi

    2008-01-01

    The aim of this work was preparation, development and characterization of bioactive glass coating by sol–gel technique for improvement of biocompatibility of 316L stainless steel implant used in dentistry and orthopaedic surgery.Bioglass powder was made by sol–gel technique and thermal properties of the prepared powder were studied using differential thermal analysis (DTA). The prepared bioglass powder was immersed in the

  3. Good short-term outcome of primary total hip arthroplasty with cementless bioactive glass ceramic bottom-coated implants

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    2012-01-01

    Background and purpose Cementless total hip arthroplasty is currently favored by many orthopedic surgeons. The design of the porous surface is critically important for long-term fixation. We examined the clinical and radiographic outcome of the cementless titanium hip implant with a bottom coating of apatite-wollastonite containing bioactive glass ceramic. Methods We retrospectively reviewed 109 hips (92 patients) that had undergone primary cementless total hip arthroplasty with bioactive glass ceramic bottom-coated implants. The mean follow-up period was 7 (3–9) years. Hip joint function was evaluated with the Merle d’Aubigné and Postel hip score, and radiographic changes were determined from anteroposterior radiographs. Results The mean hip score improved from 9.7 preoperatively to 17 at the final follow-up. The overall survival rate was 100% at 9 years, when radiographic loosening or revision for any reason was used as the endpoint. 3 stems in 2 patients subsided more than 3 mm vertically within 1 year after implantation. Radiographs of the interface of the stem and femur were all classified as bone ingrowth fixation. Conclusions The short-term results of this study show good outcome for cementless implants with a bottom coating of apatite-wollastonite containing bioactive glass ceramic. PMID:23043270

  4. Effect of ciprofloxacin incorporation in PVA and PVA bioactive glass composite scaffolds

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    tissues or by direct contamination during trauma or surgery causes osteomyelitis [2]. A chronic osteomyelitis treatment protocol combines both surgical removing of dead bone tissue and prolonged parenteral

  5. Synthesis, characterization and in vitro study of magnetic biphasic calcium sulfate-bioactive glass.

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    Goh, Yi-Fan; Akram, Muhammad; Alshemary, Ammar Z; Hussain, Rafaqat

    2015-08-01

    Calcium sulfate-bioactive glass (CSBG) composites doped with 5, 10 and 20mol% Fe were synthesized using quick alkali sol-gel method. X-ray diffraction (XRD) data of samples heated at 700°C revealed the presence of anhydrite, while field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) and energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) characterization confirmed the formation of nano-sized CSBGs. The UV-vis studies confirmed that the main iron species in 5% Fe and 10% Fe doped CSBGs were tetrahedral Fe(III) whereas that in 20% Fe doped CSBG were extra-framework FeOx oligomers or iron oxide phases. Measurement of magnetic properties of the samples by vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) showed very narrow hysteresis loop with zero coercivity and remanence for 10% Fe and 20% Fe doped CSBG, indicating that they are superparamagnetic in nature. All samples induced the formation of apatite layer with Ca/P ratio close to the stoichiometric HA in simulated body fluid (SBF) assessment. PMID:26042687

  6. Effect of adding nano-titanium dioxide on the microstructure, mechanical properties and in vitro bioactivity of a freeze cast merwinite scaffold.

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    Nezafati, Nader; Hafezi, Masoud; Zamanian, Ali; Naserirad, Mandana

    2015-01-01

    In the present research, merwinite (M) scaffolds with and without nano-titanium dioxide (titania) were synthesized by water-based freeze casting method. Two different amounts (7.5 and 10 wt%) of n-TiO2 were added to M scaffolds. They were sintered at temperature of 1573.15°K and at cooling rate of 4°K/min. The changes in physical and mechanical properties were investigated. The results showed that although M and M containing 7.5 wt% n-TiO2 (MT7.5) scaffolds had approximately the same microstructures in terms of pore size and wall thickness, these factors were different for sample MT10. In overall, the porosity, volume and linear shrinkage were decreased by adding different weight ratios of n-TiO2 into the M structure. According to the obtained mechanical results, the optimum mechanical performance was related to the sample MT7.5 (E?=?51 MPa and ??=?2 MPa) with respect to the other samples, i.e.: M (E?=?47 MPa and ??=?1.8 MPa) and MT10 (E?=?32 MPa and ??=?1.4 MPa). The acellular in vitro bioactivity experiment confirmed apatite formation on the surfaces of all samples for various periods of soaking time. Based on cell study, the sample which possessed favorable mechanical behavior (MT7.5) supported attachment and proliferation of osteoblastic cells. These results revealed that the MT7.5 scaffold with improved mechanical and biological properties could have a potential to be used in bone substitute. PMID:25586918

  7. Bioactive gyroid scaffolds formed by sacrificial templating of nanocellulose and nanochitin hydrogels as instructive platforms for biomimetic tissue engineering.

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    Torres-Rendon, Jose Guillermo; Femmer, Tim; De Laporte, Laura; Tigges, Thomas; Rahimi, Khosrow; Gremse, Felix; Zafarnia, Sara; Lederle, Wiltrud; Ifuku, Shinsuke; Wessling, Matthias; Hardy, John G; Walther, Andreas

    2015-05-01

    A sacrificial templating process using lithographically printed minimal surface structures allows complex de novo geo-metries of delicate hydrogel materials. The hydrogel scaffolds based on cellulose and chitin nanofibrils show differences in terms of attachment of human mesenchymal stem cells, and allow their differentiation into osteogenic outcomes. The approach here serves as a first example toward designer hydrogel scaffolds viable for biomimetic tissue engineering. PMID:25833165

  8. Bioactive glass coatings affect the behavior of osteoblast-like cells

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    Foppiano, Silvia; Marshall, Sally J.; Marshall, Grayson W.; Saiz, Eduardo; Tomsia, Antoni P.

    2007-01-01

    Functionally graded coatings (FGCs) of bioactive glass on titanium alloy (Ti6Al4V) were fabricated by the enameling technique. These innovative coatings may be an alternative to plasma-sprayed, hydroxyapatite-coated implants. Previously we determined that a preconditioning treatment in simulated body fluid (SBF) helped to stabilize FGCs (Foppiano, S., et al., Acta Biomater, 2006; 2(2):133-42). The primary goal of this work was to assess the in vitro cytocompatibility of preconditioned FGCs with MC3T3-E1.4 mouse pre-osteoblastic cells. We evaluated cell adhesion, proliferation and mineralization on FGCs in comparison to uncoated Ti6Al4V and tissue culture polystyrene (TCPS). No difference in cell adhesion was identified, whereas proliferation was significantly different on all materials, being highest on FGCs followed by TCPS and Ti6Al4V. Qualitative and quantitative mineralization assays indicated that mineralization occurred on all materials. The amount of inorganic phosphate released by the mineralizing layers was significantly different, being highest on TCPS, followed by FGC and uncoated Ti6Al4V. The secondary objective of this work was to assess the ability of the FGCs to affect gene expression, indirectly, by means of their dissolution products, which was assessed by real-time reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction. The FGC dissolution products induced a 2-fold increase in the expression of Runx-2, and a 20% decrease in the expression of collagen type 1 with respect to TCPS extract. These genes are regulators of osteoblast differentiation and mineralization, respectively. The findings of this study indicate that preconditioned FGCs are cytocompatible and suggest that future work may allow composition changes to induce preferred gene expression. PMID:17466608

  9. Autogenous cortical bone and bioactive glass grafting for treatment of intraosseous periodontal defects

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    Sumer, Mahmut; Keles, Gonca Cayir; Cetinkaya, Burcu Ozkan; Balli, Umut; Pamuk, Ferda; Uckan, Sina

    2013-01-01

    Objective: The aim of this 6-month prospective randomized clinical study was to compare the effectiveness of autogenous cortical bone (ACB) and bioactive glass (BG) grafting for the regenerative treatment of intraosseous periodontal defects. Methods: Via a split-mouth design, 15 chronic periodontitis patients (7 men, 8 women; mean age, 43.47 ± 1.45 years) who had probing pocket depths (PPDs) of ?6 mm following initial periodontal therapy were randomly assigned to receive 2 treatments in contralateral areas of the dentition: ACB grafting and BG grafting. The parameters compared in the patients were preoperative and 6-month postoperative PPDs, clinical attachment levels (CALs), and radiographic alveolar bone heights. Results: Both treatment modalities resulted in significant changes in postoperative measurements when compared to preoperative values (p < 0.01). PPDs were decreased, CALs were increased, and radiographic alveolar bone heights were increased by 5.00 ± 0.28, 4.60 ± 0.21, and 5.80 ± 0.43 mm in patients treated with ACB grafting and 5.13 ± 0.32, 4.67 ± 0.27, and 5.33 ± 0.36 mm in patients treated with BG grafting, respectively. Differences between the treatments were not statistically significant (P>.05). Conclusions: Within the limitations of this study, both ACB and BG grafting led to significant improvements in clinical and radiographic parameters 6 months postoperatively. These results suggest that either an ACB graft, which is completely safe with no associated concerns about disease transmission and immunogenic reactions, or a BG graft, which has an unlimited supply, can be selected for regenerative periodontal treatment. PMID:23408239

  10. UFSRAT: Ultra-Fast Shape Recognition with Atom Types –The Discovery of Novel Bioactive Small Molecular Scaffolds for FKBP12 and 11?HSD1

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    Shave, Steven; Blackburn, Elizabeth A.; Adie, Jillian; Houston, Douglas R.; Auer, Manfred; Webster, Scott P.; Taylor, Paul; Walkinshaw, Malcolm D.

    2015-01-01

    Motivation Using molecular similarity to discover bioactive small molecules with novel chemical scaffolds can be computationally demanding. We describe Ultra-fast Shape Recognition with Atom Types (UFSRAT), an efficient algorithm that considers both the 3D distribution (shape) and electrostatics of atoms to score and retrieve molecules capable of making similar interactions to those of the supplied query. Results Computational optimization and pre-calculation of molecular descriptors enables a query molecule to be run against a database containing 3.8 million molecules and results returned in under 10 seconds on modest hardware. UFSRAT has been used in pipelines to identify bioactive molecules for two clinically relevant drug targets; FK506-Binding Protein 12 and 11?-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1. In the case of FK506-Binding Protein 12, UFSRAT was used as the first step in a structure-based virtual screening pipeline, yielding many actives, of which the most active shows a KD, app of 281 µM and contains a substructure present in the query compound. Success was also achieved running solely the UFSRAT technique to identify new actives for 11?-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1, for which the most active displays an IC50 of 67 nM in a cell based assay and contains a substructure radically different to the query. This demonstrates the valuable ability of the UFSRAT algorithm to perform scaffold hops. Availability and Implementation A web-based implementation of the algorithm is freely available at http://opus.bch.ed.ac.uk/ufsrat/. PMID:25659145

  11. Genotoxicity effects of nano bioactive glass and Novabone bioglass on gingival fibroblasts using single cell gel electrophoresis (comet assay): An in vitro study

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    Tavakoli, Mohammad; Bateni, Ensiyeh; Rismanchian, Mansour; Fathi, Mohammadhossein; Doostmohammadi, Ali; Rabiei, Azim; Sadeghi, Hojat; Etebari, Mahmood; Mirian, Mina

    2012-01-01

    Background: The greater surface of bioactive glass nanoparticles presents an incomparable and promising feature similar to the biological apatite. Nanoparticles improve cellular adhesion, enhance osteoblast proliferation and differentiation, and increase biomineralization for periodontal regeneration and dental implants. Considering the fact that interaction between periodontal cells and bone graft materials are important for periodontal lesion regeneration, the present study was undertaken to investigate the genotoxicity of a novel synthesized nanoscale bioactive glass and compared it with Novabone bioglass in periodontal fibroblasts cells, in order to approve the biocompatibility of nano bioactive glass. Materials and Methods: In this in vitro experimental study, periodontal C165 fibroblasts cells were cultured in their logarithmic phase and the genotoxicity of novel synthesized bioactive glass nanoparticles and Novabone bioglass was studied in different concentrations and a control group using Comet assay test. By using Autocomet software, three parameters (Tail length, %DNA in tail, Tail moment) were analyzed; the genotoxicity of mentioned biomaterials and control group. Obtained data were analyzed by SPSS 11.5 software, Kruskal Wallis H and Mann Whitney tests (P = 0.05). Results: No statistically significant difference was observed between the concentrations of Novabone bioglass (P value = 0.085) with control group and novel nano bioactive glass (P value = 0.437) with control group in the evaluation of %DNA in tail parameter. There was significant difference between genotoxicity of novel nano bioactive glass and control, and between Novabone bioglass and control group in concentrations of 4 and 5 mg/ml. According to significance of the mean difference, novel nano bioactive glass showed higher genotoxicity compared to Novabone bioglass in the concentration of 5 mg/ml (P ? 0.05). Conclusion: The findings of this study have demonstrated that novel nano bioactive glass had no genotoxicity in concentrations lower than 4 mg/ml. Nanoparticles have a higher surface area in comparison to microparticles and thus, the amount and rate of ion release for nanoparticles are extremely higher. This difference is the main reason for the different genotoxicity of nano bioactive glass and micro Novabone bioglass in the concentrations higher than 4 mg/ml. PMID:23087738

  12. In vitro bioactivity evaluation, mechanical properties and microstructural characterization of Na2O-CaO-B2O3-P2O5 glasses

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    Abo-Naf, Sherief M.; Khalil, El-Sayed M.; El-Sayed, El-Sayed M.; Zayed, Hamdia A.; Youness, Rasha A.

    2015-06-01

    Na2O-CaO-B2O3-P2O5 glasses have been prepared by the melt-quenching method. B2O3 content was systematically increased from 5 to 30 mol%, at the expense of P2O5, in the chemical composition of these glasses. Density, Vickers microhardness and fracture toughness of the prepared glasses were measured. In vitro bioactivity of the glasses was assessed by soaking in the simulated body fluid (SBF) at 37 ± 0.5 °C for 3, 7, 14 and 30 days. The glasses were tested in the form of glass grains as well as bulk slabs. The structure and composition of the solid reaction products were analyzed using X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) coupled with energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS). The kinetics of degradation of the glass particles were monitored by measuring the weight loss of the particles and the ionic concentration of Ca, P and B in the SBF solution using inductive coupled plasma-atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES). The obtained results revealed the formation of a bioactive hydroxyapatite (HA) layer, composed of nano-crystallites, on the surface of glass grains after the in vitro assays. The results have been used to understand the formation of HA as a function of glass composition and soaking time in the SBF. It can be pointed out that increasing B2O3 content in glass composition enhances the bioactivity of glasses. The nanometric particle size of the formed HA and in vitro bioactivity of the studied glasses make them possible candidates for tissue engineering application.

  13. Surface functionalization of bioactive glasses with natural molecules of biological significance, Part I: Gallic acid as model molecule

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    Zhang, Xin; Ferraris, Sara; Prenesti, Enrico; Verné, Enrica

    2013-12-01

    Gallic acid (3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoic acid, GA) and its derivatives are a group of biomolecules (polyphenols) obtained from plants. They have effects which are potentially beneficial to heath, for example they are antioxidant, anticarcinogenic and antibacterial, as recently investigated in many fields such as medicine, food and plant sciences. The main drawbacks of these molecules are both low stability and bioavailability. In this research work the opportunity to graft GA to bioactive glasses is investigated, in order to deliver the undamaged biological molecule into the body, using the biomaterial surfaces as a localized carrier. GA was considered for functionalization since it is a good model molecule for polyphenols and presents several interesting biological activities, like antibacterial, antioxidant and anticarcinogenic properties. Two different silica based bioactive glasses (SCNA and CEL2), with different reactivity, were employed as substrates. UV photometry combined with the Folin&Ciocalteu reagent was adopted to test the concentration of GA in uptake solution after functionalization. This test verified how much GA consumption occurred with surface modification and it was also used on solid samples to test the presence of GA on functionalized glasses. XPS and SEM-EDS techniques were employed to characterize the modification of material surface properties and functional group composition before and after functionalization.

  14. The effect of composition on the viscosity, crystallization and dissolution of simple borate glasses and compositional design of borate based bioactive glasses

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    Goetschius, Kathryn Lynn

    Borate glasses have recently been developed for a variety of medical applications, but much less is known about their structures and properties than more common silicate glasses. Melt properties and crystallization tendency for compositions in the Na2O-CaO-B2O3 system were characterized using differential thermal analysis and viscosity measurements. Characteristic viscosity (isokom) temperatures varied with the ratio between the modifier content (Na2O+CaO) and B2O3, particularly at lower temperatures, consistent with the changes in the relative concentrations of tetrahedral borons in the glass structure. Similar glasses were used to study dissolution processes in water. These alkali-alkaline earth glasses dissolve congruently and follow linear dissolution kinetics. The dissolution rates were dependent on the glass structure, with slower rates associated with greater fractions of four-coordinated boron. For glasses with a fixed alkaline earth identity, the dissolution rates increased in the order Liglasses with a constant alkali identity, the dissolution rates increased in the order Cabioactive compositions for specific applications. Melt viscosity, thermal expansion coefficient, liquidus temperature and crystallization tendency were determined, as were dissolution rates in simulated body fluid (SBF).

  15. Bioactivity of ferrimagnetic glass-ceramics in the system FeO-Fe2O3-CaO-SiO2.

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    Ebisawa, Y; Miyaji, F; Kokubo, T; Ohura, K; Nakamura, T

    1997-10-01

    Bioactive and ferrimagnetic glass-ceramics are useful as thermoseeds for hyperthermia treatment of cancer. A heat treatment of a 40(FeO, Fe2O3)-60CaO x SiO2 wt% glass gives a ferrimagnetic glass-ceramic containing 36 wt% magnetite in a CaO x SiO2 matrix. However, it does not show bioactivity since a small amount of iron ion remains in the matrix. In the present study, bioactivities of ferrimagnetic glass-ceramics which were prepared by heat treatment of glasses of the composition 40(FeO, Fe2O3)-60CaO x SiO2 (wt%) with various components added at 100:3 weight ratio were evaluated in vitro by examining bone-like apatite formation on their surfaces in a simulated body fluid. It was found that glass-ceramics with Na2O or B2O3 added in combination with P2O5 show bioactivity. PMID:9307216

  16. Influence of hydroxyl content on selected properties of 45S5 bioactive glass.

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    Hall, Matthew M

    2007-12-01

    Numerous material properties may be influenced by the concentration of chemically dissolved hydroxyl species within a glass. A tube furnace connected to a steam generator was used to create hydroxyl-saturated 45S5 glass under 1 atm of water at 1100 degrees C. Selected properties of as-melted and hydroxyl-saturated samples were compared to assess the sensitivity of 45S5 to excess hydroxylation. The glass transition temperature and the peak crystallization temperature of the treated 45S5 glass were reduced in comparison to the as-melted 45S5 glass. In addition, the treated glass exhibited a broad endothermic signal that may be indicative of enhanced viscous flow. A simple dissolution experiment indicated that the treated 45S5 glass was also less durable than the as-melted 45S5 glass. PMID:17559121

  17. Evaluation of injectable strontium-containing borate bioactive glass cement with enhanced osteogenic capacity in a critical-sized rabbit femoral condyle defect model.

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    Zhang, Yadong; Cui, Xu; Zhao, Shichang; Wang, Hui; Rahaman, Mohamed N; Liu, Zhongtang; Huang, Wenhai; Zhang, Changqing

    2015-02-01

    The development of a new generation of injectable bone cements that are bioactive and have enhanced osteogenic capacity for rapid osseointegration is receiving considerable interest. In this study, a novel injectable cement (designated Sr-BBG) composed of strontium-doped borate bioactive glass particles and a chitosan-based bonding phase was prepared and evaluated in vitro and in vivo. The bioactive glass provided the benefits of bioactivity, conversion to hydroxyapatite, and the ability to stimulate osteogenesis, while the chitosan provided a cohesive biocompatible and biodegradable bonding phase. The Sr-BBG cement showed the ability to set in situ (initial setting time = 11.6 ± 1.2 min) and a compressive strength of 19 ± 1 MPa. The Sr-BBG cement enhanced the proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells in vitro when compared to a similar cement (BBG) composed of chitosan-bonded borate bioactive glass particles without Sr. Microcomputed tomography and histology of critical-sized rabbit femoral condyle defects implanted with the cements showed the osteogenic capacity of the Sr-BBG cement. New bone was observed at different distances from the Sr-BBG implants within eight weeks. The bone-implant contact index was significantly higher for the Sr-BBG implant than it was for the BBG implant. Together, the results indicate that this Sr-BBG cement is a promising implant for healing irregularly shaped bone defects using minimally invasive surgery. PMID:25591177

  18. Stress–corrosion crack growth of Si–Na–K–Mg–Ca–P–O bioactive glasses in simulated human physiological environment

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    Don R. Bloyer; James M. McNaney; Rowland M. Cannon; Eduardo Saiz; Antoni P. Tomsia; Robert O. Ritchiea

    2007-01-01

    This paper describes research on the stress–corrosion crack growth (SCCG) behavior of a new series of bioactive glasses designed to fabricate coatings on Ti and Co–Cr-based implant alloys. These glasses should provide improved implant fixation between implant and exhibit good mechanical stability in vivo. It is then important to develop an understanding of the mechanisms that control environmentally assisted crack

  19. Formation of surface reaction products on bioactive glass and their effects on the expression of the osteoblastic phenotype and the deposition of mineralized extracellular matrix

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    A. El-Ghannam; P. Ducheyne; I. M. Shapiro

    1997-01-01

    The objective of the study was to examine the effect of alkali ion release, pH control and buffer capacity on the expression of the osteoblastic phenotype. In addition, we determined the importance of modifications of the surface of porous bioactive glass (BG) on the activity of rat calvaria osteoblasts in vitro. We found that at a low tissue culture medium

  20. Behaviour of MG-63 osteoblast-like cells on wood-based biomorphic SiC ceramics coated with bioactive glass.

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    de Carlos, A; Borrajo, J P; Serra, J; González, P; León, B

    2006-06-01

    The aim of this study was to test the in vitro cytotoxicity of wood-based biomorphic Silicon Carbide (SiC) ceramics coated with bioactive glass, using MG-63 human osteoblast-like cells, with a view to their application in bone implantology. To better understand the scope of this study, it should be taken into account that biomorphic SiC ceramics have only recently been developed and this innovative product has important properties such as interconnected porosity, high strength and toughness, and easy shaping. In the solvent extraction test, all the extracts had almost no effect on cellular activity even at 100% concentration, and cells incubated in the bioactive glass-coated SiC ceramics extracts showed a proliferation rate similar to that of the Thermanox control. There were no significant differences when the cellular attachment response of the cells on the wood-based biomorphic SiC ceramics, uncoated or coated with bioactive glass, was compared to the one exhibited by reference materials like Ti6Al4V and bulk bioactive glass. This fact looks very promising for biomedical applications. PMID:16691350

  1. Electrophoretic deposition of ZnO/alginate and ZnO-bioactive glass/alginate composite coatings for antimicrobial applications.

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    Cordero-Arias, L; Cabanas-Polo, S; Goudouri, O M; Misra, S K; Gilabert, J; Valsami-Jones, E; Sanchez, E; Virtanen, S; Boccaccini, A R

    2015-10-01

    Two organic/inorganic composite coatings based on alginate, as organic matrix, and zinc oxide nanoparticles (n-ZnO) with and without bioactive glass (BG), as inorganic components, intended for biomedical applications, were developed by electrophoretic deposition (EPD). Different n-ZnO (1-10g/L) and BG (1-1.5g/L) contents were studied for a fixed alginate concentration (2g/L). The presence of n-ZnO was confirmed to impart antibacterial properties to the coatings against gram-negative bacteria Escherichia coli, while the BG induced the formation of hydroxyapatite on coating surfaces thereby imparting bioactivity, making the coating suitable for bone replacement applications. Coating composition was analyzed by thermogravimetric analysis (TG), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) analyses. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was employed to study both the surface and the cross section morphology of the coatings. Polarization curves of the coated substrates made in cell culture media at 37°C confirmed the corrosion protection function of the novel organic/inorganic composite coatings. PMID:26117748

  2. Sonochemical processing and characterization of composite materials based on soy protein and alginate containing micron-sized bioactive glass particles

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    Silva, Raquel; Bulut, Buse; Roether, Judith A.; Kaschta, Joachim; Schubert, Dirk W.; Boccaccini, Aldo R.

    2014-09-01

    Novel composite hydrogels based on the combination of natural polymers; namely alginate and soy protein isolate, and bioactive glass (BG) particles (mean size: 2 ?m) were developed. For this purpose a sonochemical approach was used and homogeneous composite hydrogels, incorporating two concentrations of BG particles, were successfully obtained. Further physico-chemical characterization was performed in order to evaluate the influence of each component on hydrogel properties. The water uptake ability, weight loss, protein release, as well as FTIR, SEM and DMTA characterization were carried out. The biomineralization process in simulated body fluid (SBF) was followed over time and the results demonstrated that the composite materials have the ability to form a surface apatite layer after 7 days in SBF. The design of novel composite hydrogels based on soy protein, alginate and BG can be a suitable approach for bone regeneration applications.

  3. Oxygen diffusion in marine-derived tissue engineering scaffolds.

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    Boccardi, E; Belova, I V; Murch, G E; Boccaccini, A R; Fiedler, T

    2015-06-01

    This paper addresses the computation of the effective diffusivity in new bioactive glass (BG) based tissue engineering scaffolds. High diffusivities facilitate the supply of oxygen and nutrients to grown tissue as well as the rapid disposal of toxic waste products. The present study addresses required novel types of bone tissue engineering BG scaffolds that are derived from natural marine sponges. Using the foam replication method, the scaffold geometry is defined by the porous structure of Spongia Agaricina and Spongia Lamella. These sponges present the advantage of attaining scaffolds with higher mechanical properties (2-4 MPa) due to a decrease in porosity (68-76 %). The effective diffusivities of these structures are compared with that of conventional scaffolds based on polyurethane (PU) foam templates, characterised by high porosity (>90 %) and lower mechanical properties (>0.05 MPa). Both the spatial and directional variations of diffusivity are investigated. Furthermore, the effect of scaffold decomposition due to immersion in simulated body fluid (SBF) on the diffusivity is addressed. Scaffolds based on natural marine sponges are characterised by lower oxygen diffusivity due to their lower porosity compared with the PU replica foams, which should enable the best oxygen supply to newly formed bone according the numerical results. The oxygen diffusivity of these new BG scaffolds increases over time as a consequence of the degradation in SBF. PMID:26111951

  4. 45S5Bioglass(®)-based scaffolds coated with selenium nanoparticles or with poly(lactide-co-glycolide)/selenium particles: Processing, evaluation and antibacterial activity.

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    Stevanovi?, Magdalena; Filipovi?, Nenad; Djurdjevi?, Jelena; Luki?, Miodrag; Milenkovi?, Marina; Boccaccini, Aldo

    2015-08-01

    In the bone tissue engineering field, there is a growing interest in the application of bioactive glass scaffolds (45S5Bioglass(®)) due to their bone bonding ability, osteoconductivity and osteoinductivity. However, such scaffolds still lack some of the required functionalities to enable the successful formation of new bone, e.g. effective antibacterial properties. A large number of studies suggest that selenium (Se) has significant role in antioxidant protection, enhanced immune surveillance and modulation of cell proliferation. Selenium nanoparticles (SeNp) have also been reported to possess antibacterial as well as antiviral activities. In this investigation, uniform, stable, amorphous SeNp have been synthesized and additionally immobilized within spherical PLGA particles (PLGA/SeNp). These particles were used to coat bioactive glass-based scaffolds synthesized by the foam replica method. Samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). SeNp, 45S5Bioglass(®)/SeNp and 45S5Bioglass(®)/PLGA/SeNp showed a considerable antibacterial activity against Gram positive bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis, one of the main causative agents of orthopedic infections. The functionalized Se-coated bioactive glass scaffolds represent a new family of bioactive, antibacterial scaffolds for bone tissue engineering applications. PMID:26047884

  5. Magnetic properties of bioactive glass-ceramics containing nanocrystalline zinc ferrite

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    Singh, Rajendra Kumar; Srinivasan, A.

    2011-02-01

    Glass-ceramics with finely dispersed zinc ferrite (ZnFe 2O 4) nanocrystallites were obtained by heat treatment of x(ZnO,Fe 2O 3)(65- x)SiO 220(CaO,P 2O 5)15Na 2O (6? x?21 mole%) glasses. X-ray diffraction patterns of the glass-ceramic samples revealed the presence of calcium sodium phosphate [NaCaPO 4] and zinc ferrite [ZnFe 2O 4] as major crystalline phases. Zinc ferrite present in nanocrystalline form contributes to the magnetic properties of the glass-ceramic samples. Magnetic hysteresis cycles of the glass-ceramic samples were obtained with applied magnetic field sweeps of ±20 kOe and ±500 Oe, in order to evaluate the potential of these glass-ceramics for hyperthermia treatment of cancer. The evolution of magnetic properties in these samples, viz., from a partially paramagnetic to fully ferrimagnetic nature has been explored using magnetometry and X-ray diffraction studies.

  6. Bioactivation of a dihydropyrazole-1-carboxylic acid-(4-chlorophenyl amide) scaffold to a putative p-chlorophenyl isocyanate in rat liver microsomes and in vivo in rats.

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    Chen, Hao; Zhang, Yanhua; Edmunds, Jeremy; Bigge, Christopher; Mutlib, Abdul

    2008-05-01

    Compound I (4,5-dihydropyrazole-1,5-dicarboxylic acid-1-[(4-chlorophenyl)-amide] 5-[(2-oxo-2 H-[1,3']bipyridinyl-6'-yl)-amide] was found to undergo metabolic activation in rat liver microsomes in the presence of NADPH. A reactive intermediate, postulated to be p-chlorophenyl isocyanate (CPIC), was trapped by GSH in vitro and characterized by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS). Subsequently, the structure of the GSH conjugate was confirmed by a comparison with a synthetic standard. The GSH conjugate was also found in the bile of rats that received an oral dose (10 mg/kg) of compound I. Further analyses of rat bile and urine using online electrochemical derivatization coupled to LC/MS demonstrated the presence of p-chlorophenyl aniline (CPA), a hydrolytic product of the intermediate isocyanate. This provided further evidence for the potential existence of CPIC. Approximately 7% of the dose was accounted by the products of CPIC, which included the GSH conjugate and CPA excreted in bile and urine. Multiple rat cytochrome P450 enzymes, including P450 1A, P450 2C, and P450 3A, appeared to be responsible for the activation of compound I to CPIC. The activation kinetics of compound I to CPIC in male rat liver microsomes exhibited a biphasic profile, indicative of at least two contributing P450 enzymes. One enzyme showed a small value of K m at 42 microM and a low V max of 66 pmol min (-1) mg (-1), while the other exhibited a large value of K m at 148 microM and a high V max of 1200 pmol min (-1) mg (-1). The formation of a putative CPIC intermediate, a carbamoylating species known to be capable of covalent binding to macromolecules, suggests a potential liability associated with the compound, particularly the dihydropyrazole-1-carboxylic acid-(4-chlorophenyl amide) scaffold, which appears to be responsible for the generation of CPIC. The mechanism of bioactivation to the putative CPIC is postulated to involve an initial P450-mediated hydroxylation of the pyrazoline at the 3 position followed by subsequent decomposition to CPIC. This mechanistic insight into the bioactivation allowed for the development of a rational structural modification strategy to mitigate or minimize the reactive metabolite formation. One of the approaches included the introduction of a metabolically stable substituent with electron-donating character at the 3 position of pyrazoline to block CPIC formation. PMID:18393453

  7. A bioactive glass material for the delivery of bone morphogenetic proteins: Synthesis by the solution sol-gel method, physical and chemical analyses, and in vitro testing

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    Mitchell, John Christopher

    Although work of other investigators to date has provided much insight into the mechanism of bone repair using bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs), the most fundamental clinical questions have remained unanswered; i.e., whether the BMPs can be placed in vivo in such a way as to force the initiation of bone regeneration and whether the regeneration response can be restricted to the desired location only. In this way, the choice of a suitable substrate for their delivery is central to the BMP repair methodology. In this research, highly homogeneous bioactive glasses outside of the normally accepted bioactivity composition range were synthesized by the solution sol-gel technique. They were subsequently assessed for bioactivity in vitro and their ion exchange with a simulated body fluid was measured over a 7-day period. Their immersion in the fluid resulted in rapid precipitation of fine-grained hydroxyapatite crystals, as observed by SEM and FT-IR techniques. The experimental glasses were also tested for cellular compatibility by culturing osteoblast cells on the surface of pressed discs of the material. Here, the glass was shown to Provide a suitable substrate for cell growth and proliferation. Altogether, these findings suggest that this type glass may serve as a suitable bone grafting material and delivery substrate for BMPs in the repair of osseous defects.

  8. Iron-phosphate glass fiber scaffolds for the hard-soft interface regeneration: the effect of fiber diameter and flow culture condition on cell survival and differentiation.

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    Bitar, Malak; Salih, Vehid; Knowles, Jonathan C; Lewis, Mark P

    2008-12-15

    This work investigated the further development of a well-characterized, contiguous, glass fiber system for regeneration of the hard-soft tissue interface. We evaluated the effect of fiber diameter on human osteoblasts and fibroblasts attachment and viability using ternary glass fibers of the composition 0.48 CaO-0.02 Na(2)O-0.50 P(2)O(5). Fiber diameter significantly influenced cell attachment and survival, with fibers drawn at 800 revolutions per minute found to be optimal. Using a known composition of iron-phosphate glass fibers (composition 0.46 CaO-0.01 Na(2)O-0.03 Fe(2)O(3)-0.50 P(2)O(5)), scaffolds were produced. These scaffolds were incorporated within an open laminar flow culture system to provide nutrients, oxygen, and waste perfusion throughout the culture. The design of the chamber ensured that laminar flow was present, and changes in the differentiation of both osteoblast and fibroblast seeded scaffolds were assessed using quantitative polymerase chain reaction. Our data show that osteoblast and fibroblast differentiation is unaffected or enhanced by laminar flow when compared with static culture conditions. This system can therefore be adapted to construct larger, more complex, three-dimensional iron-phosphate fiber scaffolds for tissue engineering. PMID:18257069

  9. Effect of ZrO(2) additions on the crystallization, mechanical and biological properties of MgO-CaO-SiO(2)-P(2)O(5)-CaF(2) bioactive glass-ceramics.

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    Li, H C; Wang, D G; Meng, X G; Chen, C Z

    2014-06-01

    A series of ZrO(2) doped MgO-CaO-SiO(2)-P(2)O(5)-CaF(2) bioactive glass-ceramics were obtained by sintering method. The crystallization behavior, phase composition, morphology and structure of glass-ceramics were characterized. The bending strength, elastic modulus, fracture toughness, micro-hardness and thermal expansion coefficient (TEC) of glass-ceramics were investigated. The in vitro bioactivity and cytotoxicity tests were used to evaluate the bioactivity and biocompatibility of glass-ceramics. The sedimentation mechanism and growth process of apatites on sample surface were discussed. The results showed that the mainly crystalline phases of glass-ceramics were Ca(5)(PO4)3F (fluorapatite) and ?-CaSiO(3). (?-wollastonite). m-ZrO(2) (monoclinic zirconia) declined the crystallization temperatures of glasses. t-ZrO(2) (tetragonal zirconia) increased the crystallization temperature of Ca(5)(PO4)(3)F and declined the crystallization temperature of ?-CaSiO(3). t-ZrO(2) greatly increased the fracture toughness, bending strength and micro-hardness of glass-ceramics. The nanometer apatites were induced on the surface of glass-ceramic after soaking 28 days in SBF (simulated body fluid), indicating the glass-ceramic has good bioactivity. The in vitro cytotoxicity test demonstrated the glass-ceramic has no toxicity to cell. PMID:24780435

  10. Compositional dependence of in-vitro bioactivity in sodium calcium borate glasses

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    Manupriya; K. S. Thind; K. Singh; V. Kumar; G. Sharma; D. Singh

    2009-01-01

    Borate glasses with composition xCaO (100?x) B2O3 (20?x?50), where x is in mole percent) and 50CaO·45B2O3·5Na2O have been prepared using conventional melt quench technique. Samples were submerged in simulating body fluid solution (SBF) at 37°C for various periods of time. After storage the samples were analyzed in order to investigate if a surface layer of hydroxyl carbonate apatite layer (HCA

  11. Effect of implant design and bioactive glass coating on biomechanical properties of fiber-reinforced composite implants.

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    Ballo, Ahmed M; Akca, Eralp; Ozen, Tuncer; Moritz, Niko; Lassila, Lippo; Vallittu, Pekka; Närhi, Timo

    2014-08-01

    This study aimed to evaluate the influence of implant design and bioactive glass (BAG) coating on the response of bone to fiber-reinforced composite (FRC) implants. Three different FRC implant types were manufactured for the study: non-threaded implants with a BAG coating; threaded implants with a BAG coating; and threaded implants with a grit-blasted surface. Thirty-six implants (six implants for each group per time point) were installed in the tibiae of six pigs. After an implantation period of 4 and 12 wk, the implants were retrieved and prepared for micro-computed tomography (micro-CT), push-out testing, and scanning electron microscopy analysis. Micro-CT demonstrated that the screw-threads and implant structure remained undamaged during the installation. The threaded FRC/BAG implants had the highest bone volume after 12 wk of implantation. The push-out strengths of the threaded FRC/BAG implants after 4 and 12 wk (463°N and 676°N, respectively) were significantly higher than those of the threaded FRC implants (416°N and 549°N, respectively) and the nonthreaded FRC/BAG implants (219°N and 430°N, respectively). Statistically significant correlation was found between bone volume and push-out strength values. This study showed that osseointegrated FRC implants can withstand the static loading up to failure without fracture, and that the addition of BAG significantly improves the push-out strength of FRC implants. PMID:24863874

  12. Microsphere-Based Seamless Scaffolds Containing Macroscopic Gradients of Encapsulated Factors for Tissue Engineering

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    Singh, Milind; Morris, Casey P.; Ellis, Ryan J.; Detamore, Michael S.

    2008-01-01

    Spatial and temporal control of bioactive signals in three-dimensional (3D) tissue engineering scaffolds is greatly desired. Coupled together, these attributes may mimic and maintain complex signal patterns, such as those observed during axonal regeneration or neovascularization. Seamless polymer constructs may provide a route to achieve spatial control of signal distribution. In this study, a novel microparticle-based scaffold fabrication technique is introduced as a method to create 3D scaffolds with spatial control over model dyes using uniform poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) microspheres. Uniform microspheres were produced using the Precision Particle Fabrication technique. Scaffolds were assembled by flowing microsphere suspensions into a cylindrical glass mold, and then microspheres were physically attached to form a continuous scaffold using ethanol treatment. An ethanol soak of 1?h was found to be optimum for improved mechanical characteristics. Morphological and physical characterization of the scaffolds revealed that microsphere matrices were porous (41.1?±?2.1%) and well connected, and their compressive stiffness ranged from 142 to 306?kPa. Culturing chondrocytes on the scaffolds revealed the compatibility of these substrates with cell attachment and viability. In addition, bilayered, multilayered, and gradient scaffolds were fabricated, exhibiting excellent spatial control and resolution. Such novel scaffolds can serve as sustained delivery devices of heterogeneous signals in a continuous and seamless manner, and may be particularly useful in future interfacial tissue engineering investigations. PMID:18795865

  13. Influence of ZnO/MgO substitution on sintering, crystallisation, and bio-activity of alkali-free glass-ceramics.

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    Kapoor, Saurabh; Goel, Ashutosh; Correia, Ana Filipa; Pascual, Maria J; Lee, Hye-Young; Kim, Hae-Won; Ferreira, José M F

    2015-08-01

    The present study reports on the influence of partial replacement of MgO by ZnO on the structure, crystallisation behaviour and bioactivity of alkali-free bioactive glass-ceramics (GCs). A series of glass compositions (mol%): 36.07 CaO-(19.24-x) MgO-x ZnO-5.61 P2O5-38.49 SiO2-0.59 CaF2 (x=2-10) have been synthesised by melt-quench technique. The structural changes were investigated by solid-state magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (MAS-NMR), X-ray diffraction and differential thermal analysis. The sintering and crystallisation behaviours of glass powders were studied by hot-stage microscopy and differential thermal analysis, respectively. All the glass compositions exhibited good densification ability resulting in well sintered and mechanically strong GCs. The crystallisation and mechanical behaviour were studied under non-isothermal heating conditions at 850°C for 1h. Diopside was the primary crystalline phase in all the GCs followed by fluorapatite and rankinite as secondary phases. Another phase named petedunnite was identified in GCs with ZnO content >4mol. The proliferation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and their alkaline phosphatase activity (ALP) on GCs was revealed to be Zn-dose dependent with the highest performance being observed for 4mol% ZnO. PMID:26042713

  14. Bioactivity and cell proliferation in radiopaque gel-derived CaO-P2O5-SiO2-ZrO2 glass and glass-ceramic powders.

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    Montazerian, Maziar; Yekta, Bijan Eftekhari; Marghussian, Vahak Kaspari; Bellani, Caroline Faria; Siqueira, Renato Luiz; Zanotto, Edgar Dutra

    2015-10-01

    In this study, 10mol% ZrO2 was added to a 27CaO-5P2O5-68SiO2 (mol%) base composition synthesized via a simple sol-gel method. This composition is similar to that of a frequently investigated bioactive gel-glass. The effects of ZrO2 on the in vitro bioactivity and MG-63 cell proliferation of the glass and its derivative polycrystalline (glass-ceramic) powder were investigated. The samples were characterized using thermo-gravimetric and differential thermal analysis (TG/DTA), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) coupled to energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS). Release of Si, Ca, P and Zr into simulated body fluid (SBF) was determined by inductively coupled plasma (ICP). Upon heat treatment at 1000°C, the glass powder crystallized into an apatite-wollastonite-zirconia glass-ceramic powder. Hydroxycarbonate apatite (HCA) formation on the surface of the glass and glass-ceramic particles containing ZrO2 was confirmed by FTIR and SEM. Addition of ZrO2 to the base glass composition decreased the rate of HCA formation in vitro from one day to three days, and hence, ZrO2 could be employed to control the rate of apatite formation. However, the rate of HCA formation on the glass-ceramic powder containing ZrO2 crystal was equal to that in the base glassy powder. Tests with a cultured human osteoblast-like MG-63 cells revealed that the glass and glass-ceramic materials stimulated cell proliferation, indicating that they are biocompatible and are not cytotoxic in vitro. Moreover, zirconia clearly increased osteoblast proliferation over that of the Zr-free samples. This increase is likely associated with the lower solubility of these samples and, consequently, a smaller variation in the media pH. Despite the low solubility of these materials, bioactivity was maintained, indicating that these glassy and polycrystalline powders are potential candidates for bone graft substitutes and bone cements with the special feature of radiopacity. PMID:26117775

  15. Fixation of distal femoral osteotomies with self-reinforced poly(L/DL)lactide 70:30 and self-reinforced poly(L/DL)lactide 70: 30/bioactive glass composite rods. an experimental study on rabbits.

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    Pyhältö, Tuomo; Lapinsuo, Matti; Pätiälä, Hannu; Niiranen, Henna; Törmälä, Pertti; Rokkanen, Pentti

    2005-01-01

    Two self-reinforced poly(L/DL)lactide 70:30 or self-reinforced poly (L/DL)lactide 70:30/ bioactive glass (SR-P(L/DL)LA/bioactive glass) composite rods (2 mm x 40 mm) were implanted into the dorsal subcutaneous tissue and osteotomies of the distal femur were fixed with these rods (2 mm x 26 mm) in 36 rabbits. The follow-up times varied from 3 to 100 weeks. After the animals were killed, three-point bending and shear tests and molecular weight measurements were performed for subcutaneously placed rods. Radiological, histological, histomorphometrical, microradiographic and oxytetracycline-fluorescence studies of the osteotomized and intact control femora were performed. After 12 weeks the SR-P(L/DL)LA rods had fragmented into pieces and the mechanical properties could not be measured. The SR-P(L/DL)LA/bioactive glass rods lost their mechanical properties slower, and at 24 weeks the bending strength had decreased by 39% and the shear strength by 50%. After that the mechanical properties of the SR-P(L/DL)LA/bioactive glass rods could not be measured. All osteotomies healed well, and no gross signs of inflammatory reactions were observed. One slight displacement was seen in the three-week follow-up group with SR-P(L/DL)LA rods. Signs of resorption of the implants were seen after 48 weeks in the SR-P(L/DL)LA group and after 24 weeks in the SR-P(L/DL)LA/bioactive glass group. The SR-P(L/DL)LA/bioactive glass rods were almost totally resorbed from the bone at 100 weeks. The present investigation showed that the mechanical strength and fixation properties of the SR-P(L/DL)LA and the SR-P(L/DL)LA/bioactive glass composite rods are suitable for fixation of cancellous bone osteotomies in rabbits. PMID:16028593

  16. Effect of size of bioactive glass nanoparticles on mesenchymal stem cell proliferation for dental and orthopedic applications.

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    Ajita, J; Saravanan, S; Selvamurugan, N

    2015-08-01

    Bioactive glass nanoparticles (nanostructured bioglass ceramics or nBGs) have been widely employed as a filler material for bone tissue regeneration. The physical properties of nBG particles govern their biological actions. In this study, the impact of the size of nBG particles on mouse mesenchymal stem cell (mMSC) proliferation was investigated. Three different sizes of nBG particles were prepared via the sol-gel method with varying concentrations of the surfactant and polyethylene glycol (PEG), and the particles were characterized. Increased concentrations of PEG decreased the size of nBG particles (nBG-1: 74.7±0.62nm, nBG-2: 43.25±1.5nm, and nBG-3: 37.6±0.81nm). All three nBGs were non-toxic at a concentration of 20mg/mL. Increased proliferation was observed in mMSCs treated with smaller nBG particles. Differential mRNA expression of cyclin A2, B2, D1, and E1 genes induced by nBG particles was noticed in the mMSCs. nBG-1 and nBG-3 particles promoted cells in the G0/G1 phase to enter the S and G2/M phases. nBG particles activated ERK, but prolonged activation was achieved with nBG-3 particles. Among the prepared nBG particles, nBG-3 particles showed enhanced mMSC proliferation via the sustained activation of ERKs, upregulation of cyclin gene(s) expression, and promotion of cell transition from the G0/G1 phase to the S and G2/M phases. Thus, this study indicates that small nBG particles have clinical applications in dental and bone treatments as fillers or bone-tissue bond forming materials. PMID:26042701

  17. The osteogenic potential of mesoporous bioglasses/silk and non-mesoporous bioglasses/silk scaffolds in ovariectomized rats: in vitro and in vivo evaluation.

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    Cheng, Ning; Wang, Yuanqin; Zhang, Yufeng; Shi, Bin

    2013-01-01

    Silk-based scaffolds have been introduced to bone tissue regeneration for years, however, their local therapeutic efficiency in bone metabolic disease condition has been seldom reported. According to our previous report, mesoporous bioactive glass (MBG)/silk scaffolds exhibits superior in vitro bioactivity and in vivo osteogenic properties compared to non-mesoporous bioactive glass (BG)/silk scaffolds, but no information could be found about their efficiency in osteoporotic (OVX) environment. This study investigated a biomaterial-based approach for improving MSCs behavior in vitro, and accelerating OVX defect healing by using 3D BG/silk and MBG/silk scaffolds, and pure silk scaffolds as control. The results of SEM, CCK-8 assay and quantitative ALP activity showed that MBG/silk scaffolds can improve attachment, proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of both O-MSCs and sham control. In vivo therapeutic efficiency was evaluated by ?CT analysis, hematoxylin and eosin staining, safranin O staining and tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase, indicating accelerated bone formation with compatible scaffold degradation and reduced osteoclastic response of defect healing in OVX rats after 2 and 4 weeks treatment, with a rank order of MBG/silk > BG/silk > silk group. Immunohistochemical markers of COL I, OPN, BSP and OCN also revealed that MBG/silk scaffolds can better induce accelerated collagen and non-collagen matrix production. The findings of this study suggest that MBG/silk scaffolds provide a better environment for cell attachment, proliferation and differentiation, and act as potential substitute for treating local osteoporotic defects. PMID:24265840

  18. Bioactive glass and bioabsorbable membrane in the treatment of a maxillary class II furcation defect: case report with 6-month re-entry.

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    Giusto, Thomas J

    2005-01-01

    The combination of bone graft materials with guided tissue regenerative procedures has been shown to have predictable positive results in periodontal defects, especially furcations. The following case report will demonstrate a severe class II furcation defect in a maxillary molar that was treated with combination therapy using bioactive glass and a bioabsorbable membrane made of a copolymer of polylactic/polyglycolic acid. Six-month re-entry revealed substantial clinical fill of the furcation defect. Comparison radiographs also demonstrated fill in the region. PMID:15948509

  19. Ceramic identity contributes to mechanical properties and osteoblast behavior on macroporous composite scaffolds.

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    Morales-Hernandez, Diana G; Genetos, Damian C; Working, David M; Murphy, Kaitlin C; Leach, J Kent

    2012-01-01

    Implants formed of metals, bioceramics, or polymers may provide an alternative to autografts for treating large bone defects. However, limitations to each material motivate the examination of composites to capitalize on the beneficial aspects of individual components and to address the need for conferring bioactive behavior to the polymer matrix. We hypothesized that the inclusion of different bioceramics in a ceramic-polymer composite would alter the physical properties of the implant and the cellular osteogenic response. To test this, composite scaffolds formed from poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLG) and either hydroxyapatite (HA), ?-tricalcium phosphate (TCP), or bioactive glass (Bioglass 45S®, BG) were fabricated, and the physical properties of each scaffold were examined. We quantified cell proliferation by DNA content, osteogenic response of human osteoblasts (NHOsts) to composite scaffolds by alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity, and changes in gene expression by qPCR. Compared to BG-PLG scaffolds, HA-PLG and TCP-PLG composite scaffolds possessed greater compressive moduli. NHOsts on BG-PLG substrates exhibited higher ALP activity than those on control, HA-, or TCP-PLG scaffolds after 21 days, and cells on composites exhibited a 3-fold increase in ALP activity between 7 and 21 days versus a minimal increase on control scaffolds. Compared to cells on PLG controls, RUNX2 expression in NHOsts on composite scaffolds was lower at both 7 and 21 days, while expression of genes encoding for bone matrix proteins (COL1A1 and SPARC) was higher on BG-PLG scaffolds at both time points. These data demonstrate the importance of selecting a ceramic when fabricating composites applied for bone healing. PMID:24955539

  20. Fabrication of a novel poly(3-hydroxyoctanoate)/ nanoscale bioactive glass composite film with potential as a multifunctional wound dressing

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    Rai, Ranjana; Keshavarz, Tajalli; Roy, Ipsita [Department of Molecular and Applied Biosciences, University of Westminster, London W1W 6UW (United Kingdom); Boccaccini, Aldo R. [Department of Materials, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom)] [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Erlangen, Nuremberg Cauestr. 6. 91058 (Germany); Knowles, Jonathan C.; Salih, Vehid; Mordon, Nicola [Division of Biomterials and Tissue Engineering, UCL Eastman Dental Institute, London WCIX 8LD (United Kingdom); Locke, Ian C.; Gordge, Michael P. [Department of Biomedical Sciences, School of Lifesciences, University of Westminster, London W1W 6UW (United Kingdom); McCormick, Aine [Haemophilia Reference Centre, St. Thomas' Hospital, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7EH (United Kingdom)

    2010-06-02

    Fabrication of a composite scaffold of nanobioglass (n-BG) 45S5 and poly(3-hydroxyocatnoate), P(3HO) was studied for the first time with the aim of developing a novel, multifunctional wound dressing. The incorporation of n-BG accelerated blood clotting time and its incorporation in the polymer matrix enhanced the wettability, surface roughness and bio-compatibility of the scaffold.

  1. Inhibition of enamel demineralization and bond-strength properties of bioactive glass containing 4-META/MMA-TBB-based resin adhesive.

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    Kohda, Naohisa; Iijima, Masahiro; Kawaguchi, Kyotaro; Toshima, Hirokazu; Muguruma, Takeshi; Endo, Kazuhiko; Mizoguchi, Itaru

    2015-06-01

    We investigated the enamel demineralization-prevention ability and shear bond strength (SBS) properties of 4-methacryloxyethyl trimellitic anhydride/methyl methacrylate-tri-n-butyl borane (4-META/MMA-TBB)-based resin containing various amounts (0-50%) of bioactive glass (BG). Disk-shaped specimens were immersed in distilled water and ions released were analysed by inductively coupled plasma atomic-emission spectroscopy. Samples were also immersed in lactic acid solution (pH 4.6) to estimate acid-neutralizing ability. Brackets were bonded to human premolars with BG-containing resins and the bonded teeth were alternately immersed in demineralizing (pH 4.55) and remineralizing (pH 6.8) solutions for 14 d. The enamel hardness was determined by nanoindentation testing at twenty equidistant distances from the external surface. The SBS for each sample was examined. The amounts of ions released [calcium (Ca), sodium (Na), silicon (Si), and boron (B)] and the acid-neutralizing ability increased with increasing BG content. After alternating immersion, the specimens bonded with the BG-containing resin with high BG content were harder than those in the other groups in some locations 1-18.5 ?m from the enamel surface. Bioactive glass-containing (10-40%) resin had bond strength equivalent to the control specimen. Thus, the SBS obtained for BG-containing resin (6.5-9.2 MPa) was clinically acceptable, suggesting that this material has the ability to prevent enamel demineralization. PMID:25903115

  2. Physical and degradation properties of PLGA scaffolds fabricated by salt fusion technique

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    Mekala, Naveen Kumar; Baadhe, Rama Raju; Parcha, Sreenivasa Rao; Yalavarthy, Prameela Devi

    2013-01-01

    Tissue engineering scaffolds require a controlled pore size and interconnected pore structures to support the host tissue growth. In the present study, three dimensional (3D) hybrid scaffolds of poly lactic acid (PLA) and poly glycolic acid (PGA) were fabricated using solvent casting/particulate leaching. In this case, partially fused NaCl particles were used as porogen (200-300µ) to improve the overall porosity (?90%) and internal texture of scaffolds. Differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) analysis of these porous scaffolds revealed a gradual reduction in glass transition temperature (Tg) (from 48°C to 42.5°C) with increase in hydrophilic PGA content. The potential applications of these scaffolds as implants were further tested for their biocompatibility and biodegradability in four simulated body fluid (SBF) types in vitro. Whereas, simulated body fluid (SBF) Type1 with the optimal amount of HCO3? ions was found to be more appropriate and sensible for testing the bioactivity of scaffolds. Among three combinations of polymer scaffolds, sample B with a ratio of 75:25 of PLA: PGA showed greater stability in body fluids (pH 7.2) with an optimum degradation rate (9% to 12% approx). X-ray diffractogram also confirmed a thin layer of hydroxyapatite deposition over sample B with all SBF types in vitro. PMID:23885272

  3. Present and future of glass-ionomers and calcium-silicate cements as bioactive materials in dentistry: Biophotonics-based interfacial analyses in health and disease

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    Watson, Timothy F.; Atmeh, Amre R.; Sajini, Shara; Cook, Richard J.; Festy, Frederic

    2014-01-01

    Objective Since their introduction, calcium silicate cements have primarily found use as endodontic sealers, due to long setting times. While similar in chemistry, recent variations such as constituent proportions, purities and manufacturing processes mandate a critical understanding of service behavior differences of the new coronal restorative material variants. Of particular relevance to minimally invasive philosophies is the potential for ion supply, from initial hydration to mature set in dental cements. They may be capable of supporting repair and remineralization of dentin left after decay and cavity preparation, following the concepts of ion exchange from glass ionomers. Methods This paper reviews the underlying chemistry and interactions of glass ionomer and calcium silicate cements, with dental tissues, concentrating on dentin–restoration interface reactions. We additionally demonstrate a new optical technique, based around high resolution deep tissue, two-photon fluorescence and lifetime imaging, which allows monitoring of undisturbed cement–dentin interface samples behavior over time. Results The local bioactivity of the calcium-silicate based materials has been shown to produce mineralization within the subjacent dentin substrate, extending deep within the tissues. This suggests that the local ion-rich alkaline environment may be more favorable to mineral repair and re-construction, compared with the acidic environs of comparable glass ionomer based materials. Significance The advantages of this potential re-mineralization phenomenon for minimally invasive management of carious dentin are self-evident. There is a clear need to improve the bioactivity of restorative dental materials and these calcium silicate cement systems offer exciting possibilities in realizing this goal. PMID:24113131

  4. Bioactive glass-mesoporous silica coatings on Ti6Al4V through enameling and triblock-copolymer-templated sol-gel processing.

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    Gomez-Vega, J M; Hozumi, A; Saiz, E; Tomsia, A P; Sugimura, H; Takai, O

    2001-09-01

    The combination of thick glass coatings that can protect Ti6Al4V from corrosion in the body fluids, and mesoporous silica films able to readily induce the formation of apatite when immersed in a simulated body fluid (SBF), has been investigated in this work as a possible route towards more resistant and long-lasting implants. Glasses in the system Si-Ca-Mg-Na-K-P-O with thermal expansion coefficients close to that of Ti6Al4V were prepared and used to coat this alloy by an enameling technique. However, the glasses apt to coat Ti6Al4V exhibited a very limited capacity to induce apatite formation in SBF. In order to enhance their bioactivity, a thin film of mesoporous silica was applied on the exterior of the specimens by spin coating a sol-gel solution. When tested in SBF, these coatings induced apatite formation after 7 days. The mesoporosity of the silica film was created through a triblock-copolymer-templating process. The diameters of the mesochannels could be adjusted by changing the size of the directing agent. A preferred alignment of the mesostructure was observed. The removal of the organic templates could be achieved through a photocalcination treatment, which, compared to conventional thermocalcination, offered several advantages. PMID:11372056

  5. Conversion from a Bio-inert Glass to a Glass with Bio-active Layer by Heat-treatment in an Oxidation Atmosphere

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    Kang, Eun-Tae; Kim, Jong-Po

    The surface of iron-bearing bio-inert glasses was modified by heat-treatment in an oxidizing atmosphere near the glass transition temperature. The modified surfaces after 7 days immersion in simulated body fluid (SBF) solution were analyzed by means of micro-Raman spectroscopy, SEM, and EDS. All investigated glasses except for the glass with NC = 2.6 were able to form hyroxycarbonate apatite (HCA) on their surfaces. The thickness of an HCA surface layer increased with decreased oxygen partial pressure. The cross-sectional micrographs were nearly similar to the 45S5 Bioglass®.

  6. The Potential of Encapsulating “Raw Materials” in 3D Osteochondral Gradient Scaffolds

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    Mohan, Neethu; Gupta, Vineet; Sridharan, BanuPriya; Sutherland, Amanda; Detamore, Michael S.

    2015-01-01

    Scaffolds with continuous gradients in material composition and bioactive signals enable a smooth transition of properties at the interface. Components like chondroitin sulfate (CS) and bioactive glass (BG) in 3D scaffolds may serve as “raw materials” for synthesis of new extracellular matrix (ECM), and may have the potential to completely or partially replace expensive growth factors. We hypothesized that scaffolds with gradients of ECM components would enable superior performance of engineered constructs. Raw material encapsulation altered the appearance, structure, porosity, and degradation of the scaffolds. They allowed the scaffolds to better retain their 3D structure during culture and provided a buffering effect to the cells in culture. Following seeding of rat mesenchymal stem cells, there were several instances where glycosaminoglycan (GAG), collagen, or calcium contents were higher with the scaffolds containing raw materials (CS or BG) than with those containing transforming growth factor (TGF)-?3 or bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-2. It was also noteworthy that a combination of both CS and TGF-?3 increased the secretion of collagen type II. Moreover, cells seeded in scaffolds containing opposing gradients of CS/TGF-?3 and BG/BMP-2 produced clear regional variations in the secretion of tissue-specific ECM. The study demonstrated raw materials have the potential to create a favorable microenvironment for cells; they can significantly enhance the synthesis of certain extracellular matrix (ECM) components when compared to expensive growth factors; either alone or in combination with growth factors they can enhance the secretion of tissue specific matrix proteins. Raw materials are promising candidates that can be used to either replace or be used in combination with growth factors. Success with raw materials in lieu of growth factors could have profound implications in terms of lower cost and faster regulatory approval for more rapid translation of regenerative medicine products to the clinic. PMID:24293388

  7. Characterization of cytochrome P450-mediated bioactivation of a compound containing the chemical scaffold, 4,5-dihydropyrazole-1-carboxylic acid-(4-chlorophenyl amide), to a chemically reactive p-chlorophenyl isocyanate intermediate in human liver microsomes.

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    Chen, Hao; Zientek, Michael; Jalaie, Mehran; Zhang, Yanhua; Bigge, Christopher; Mutlib, Abdul

    2009-09-01

    Compound A (Cmpd A) was previously reported to form p-chlorophenyl isocyanate (CPIC), which was trapped by GSH to yield S- (N- [p-chlorophenyl] carbamoyl) glutathione adduct (SCPG) in the presence of human liver microsomes. In this study, P450 3A4 and 2C9 were demonstrated to be the enzymes mediating the activation of Cmpd A to CPIC in human liver microsomes based on inhibitory and correlation studies. Enzyme kinetics studies indicated that P450 3A4 was the primary enzyme involved in the activation of Cmpd A. In silico P450 3A4 active site docking of Cmpd A exhibited a low energy pose that orientated the pyrazole ring proximate to the heme iron atom, in which the distance between the C-3 and potential activated oxygen species was shown to be 3.4 A. Quantum molecular calculations showed that the electron density on C-3 was relatively higher than those on C-4 and C-5. These measurements suggested that the C-3 of Cmpd A was the preferred site of oxidation and hence predisposed Cmpd A in forming CPIC as previously proposed. The in silico prediction was corroborated by studies with the C-3 substituted analogue (methyl at C-3), which showed minimal conversion to CPIC in human liver microsomes. These results demonstrated a pivotal role for P450 3A4 in bioactivating Cmpd A by oxidizing at C-3 of the pyrazoline, hence facilitating the CPIC formation. Evidence of the bioactivation to CPIC in vivo was obtained by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC/MS) analysis of urine samples from human subjects administered a structural analogue of Cmpd A. The presence of S-(N-[p-chlorophenyl] carbamoyl) N-acetyl l-cysteine (SCPAC) as well as p-chlorophenyl aniline (CPA) was unequivocally demonstrated in the urine samples. The chemical scaffold, 4,5-dihydropyrazole-1-carboxylic acid-[(4-chlorophenyl)-amide], was demonstrated to possess potential metabolic liability in forming a reactive intermediate, CPIC, in humans. Bioactivation to CPIC may cause undesirable side effects through its reactivity and subsequent conversion to CPA, an established rodent carcinogen. PMID:19697924

  8. Bioactive glass-ceramic coatings prepared by pulsed laser deposition from RKKP targets (sol-gel vs melt-processing route)

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    Rau, J.V., E-mail: giulietta.rau@ism.cnr.it [Istituto di Struttura della Materia, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via del Fosso del Cavaliere, 100-00133 Rome (Italy); Teghil, R. [Universita della Basilicata, Dipartimento di Chimica 'A.M. Tamburro', Via dell'Ateneo Lucano, 10-85100 Potenza (Italy) [Universita della Basilicata, Dipartimento di Chimica 'A.M. Tamburro', Via dell'Ateneo Lucano, 10-85100 Potenza (Italy); CNR-IMIP U.O.S. di Potenza, Zona Industriale di Tito scalo (PZ) (Italy); Fosca, M. [Istituto di Struttura della Materia, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via del Fosso del Cavaliere, 100-00133 Rome (Italy) [Istituto di Struttura della Materia, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via del Fosso del Cavaliere, 100-00133 Rome (Italy); Universita di Roma 'La Sapienza', Dipartimento di Chimica, Piazzale Aldo Moro, 5-00185 Rome (Italy); De Bonis, A. [Universita della Basilicata, Dipartimento di Chimica 'A.M. Tamburro', Via dell'Ateneo Lucano, 10-85100 Potenza (Italy) [Universita della Basilicata, Dipartimento di Chimica 'A.M. Tamburro', Via dell'Ateneo Lucano, 10-85100 Potenza (Italy); CNR-IMIP U.O.S. di Potenza, Zona Industriale di Tito scalo (PZ) (Italy); Cacciotti, I.; Bianco, A. [Universita di Roma 'Tor Vergata', Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, UR INSTM 'Roma Tor Vergata', Via del Politecnico, 1-00133 Rome (Italy)] [Universita di Roma 'Tor Vergata', Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, UR INSTM 'Roma Tor Vergata', Via del Politecnico, 1-00133 Rome (Italy); Albertini, V. Rossi [Istituto di Struttura della Materia, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via del Fosso del Cavaliere, 100-00133 Rome (Italy)] [Istituto di Struttura della Materia, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via del Fosso del Cavaliere, 100-00133 Rome (Italy); Caminiti, R. [Universita di Roma 'La Sapienza', Dipartimento di Chimica, Piazzale Aldo Moro, 5-00185 Rome (Italy)] [Universita di Roma 'La Sapienza', Dipartimento di Chimica, Piazzale Aldo Moro, 5-00185 Rome (Italy); Ravaglioli, A. [Parco Torricelli delle Arti e delle Scienze, Via Granarolo, 64-48018 Faenza (Ra) (Italy)] [Parco Torricelli delle Arti e delle Scienze, Via Granarolo, 64-48018 Faenza (Ra) (Italy)

    2012-05-15

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Bioactive glass-ceramic coatings for bone tissue repair and regeneration. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Pulsed Lased Deposition allowed congruent transfer of target composition to coating. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Target was prepared by sol-gel process suitable for compositional tailoring. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Titanium, widely used for orthopaedics and dental implants, was used as substrate. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The physico-chemical properties of the prepared coatings are reported. -- Abstract: The deposition of innovative glass-ceramic composition (i.e. RKKP) coatings by Pulsed Lased Deposition (PLD) technique is reported. RKKP was synthesised following two methodologies: melt-processing and sol-gel, the latter being particularly suitable to tailor the compositional range. The PLD advantage with respect to other deposition techniques is the congruent transfer of the target composition to the coating. The physico-chemical properties of films were investigated by Scanning Electron and Atomic Force Microscopies, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, Angular and Energy Dispersive X-ray Diffraction, and Vickers microhardness. The deposition performed at 12 J/cm{sup 2} and 500 Degree-Sign C allows to prepare crystalline films with the composition that replicates rather well that of the initial targets. The 0.6 {mu}m thin melt-processing RKKP films, possessing the hardness of 25 GPa, and the 4.3 {mu}m thick sol-gel films with the hardness of 17 GPa were obtained.

  9. Synthesis, cytotoxicity, and hydroxyapatite formation in 27-Tris-SBF for sol-gel based CaO-P2O5-SiO2-B2O3-ZnO bioactive glasses

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    Kaur, Gurbinder; Pickrell, G.; Kimsawatde, G.; Homa, D.; Allbee, H. A.; Sriranganathan, N.

    2014-03-01

    CaO-P2O5-SiO2-B2O3-ZnO bioactive glasses were prepared via an optimized sol-gel method. The current investigation was focused on producing novel zinc based calcium phosphoborosilicate glasses and to evaluate their mechanical, rheological, and biocompatible properties. The morphology and composition of these glasses were studied using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The particle size, mechanical and flexural strength was also determined. Furthermore, the zeta potential of all the glasses were determined to estimate their flocculation tendency. The thermal analysis and weight loss measurements were carried out using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) respectively. For assessing the in-vitro bioactive character of synthesized glasses, the ability for apatite formation on their surface upon their immersion in simulated body fluid (SBF) was checked using SEM and pH measurements. MTS assay cytotoxicity assay and live-dead cell viability test were conducted on J774A.1 cells murine macrophage cells for different glass concentrations.

  10. Synthesis, cytotoxicity, and hydroxyapatite formation in 27-Tris-SBF for sol-gel based CaO-P2O5-SiO2-B2O3-ZnO bioactive glasses

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    Kaur, Gurbinder; Pickrell, G.; Kimsawatde, G.; Homa, D.; Allbee, H. A.; Sriranganathan, N.

    2014-01-01

    CaO-P2O5-SiO2-B2O3-ZnO bioactive glasses were prepared via an optimized sol–gel method. The current investigation was focused on producing novel zinc based calcium phosphoborosilicate glasses and to evaluate their mechanical, rheological, and biocompatible properties. The morphology and composition of these glasses were studied using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The particle size, mechanical and flexural strength was also determined. Furthermore, the zeta potential of all the glasses were determined to estimate their flocculation tendency. The thermal analysis and weight loss measurements were carried out using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) respectively. For assessing the in-vitro bioactive character of synthesized glasses, the ability for apatite formation on their surface upon their immersion in simulated body fluid (SBF) was checked using SEM and pH measurements. MTS assay cytotoxicity assay and live-dead cell viability test were conducted on J774A.1 cells murine macrophage cells for different glass concentrations. PMID:24637634

  11. Microrobotically Fabricated Biological Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering

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    Amrinder S. Nain; Franklin Chung; Michael Rule; Julie A. Jadlowiec; Phil G. Campbell; Cristina H. Amon; Metin Sitti

    2007-01-01

    A microrobotic method for fabricating multilayered poly(lactic acid) (PLA) biological scaffolds using micropipettes for tissue engineering applications is presented. Biological scaffolds are fabricated over several different substrates by drawing and solidification of a viscous liquid polymer solution pumped continuously through a glass micropipette. The proposed method produces highly aligned, multilayered, crisscrossed fiber scaffolds with user specified pore sizes and diameters

  12. Therapeutic effects of novel resin bonding systems containing bioactive glasses on mineral-depleted areas within the bonded-dentine interface.

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    Sauro, Salvatore; Osorio, Raquel; Watson, Timothy F; Toledano, Manuel

    2012-06-01

    This study aimed in evaluating the effects of two experimental resin bonding systems containing conventional Bioglass 45S5 (BAG) or Zinc-polycarboxylated bioactive glass (BAG-Zn) micro-fillers on the resin-bonded dentine interface after storage in a simulated body fluid solution (SBFS). Three resin bonding systems were formulated: Resin-A: (BAG containing); Resin-B; (BAG-Zn containing); Resin-C (no filler). The ability of the experimental resins to evoke apatite formation was evaluated using confocal Raman spectroscopy. Acid-etched dentine specimens were bonded, and prepared for AFM/nano-indentation analysis in a fully-hydrated status to evaluate the modulus of elasticity (Ei) and hardness (Hi) across the interface at different SBFS storage periods. Further resin-dentine specimens were tested for microtensile bond strength after 24 h or 3 months of SBFS storage. SEM examination was performed after de-bonding and confocal laser microscopy was used to evaluate the ultramorphology of the interfaces and micropermeability. The resin A and B showed a consistent presence of apatite (967 cm(-1)), reduced micropermeability within the resin-dentine interface and a significant increase of the Ei and Hi along the bonded-dentine interface after prolonged SBFS storage. Bond strength values were affected by the resin system (P < 0.0001) and by storage time (P < 0.0001) both after 24 h and 3 months of SBFS storage. In conclusion, resin bonding systems containing bioactive fillers may a have therapeutic effect on the nano-mechanical properties and sealing ability of mineral-depleted resin-dentine interface. PMID:22466816

  13. Mechanical properties and in vitro cellular behavior of zinc-containing nano-bioactive glass doped biphasic calcium phosphate bone substitutes.

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    Badr-Mohammadi, Mohammad-Reza; Hesaraki, Saeed; Zamanian, Ali

    2014-01-01

    In the present study, different amounts (0.5-5 wt%) of a sol gel-derived zinc-containing nano-bioactive glass (NBG-Zn) powder were added to biphasic calcium phosphate (BCP). The mixtures were sintered at 1,100-1,300 °C and physical characteristics, mechanical properties, phase composition and morphology of them were studied. The samples were also soaked in human blood plasma for 15 days to evaluate variations in their surface morphologies. Rat calvarium-derived osteoblastic cells were seeded on tops of various samples and cell adhesion, proliferation, and alkaline phosphatase activity were evaluated at different culturing periods. The maximum bending strength (62 MPa) was obtained for BCP containing 0.5 wt% NBG-Zn at temperature 1,200 °C. This value was approximately 80% higher than that of pure BCP. The bending strength failed when both sintering temperature and amount of added NBG-Zn increased. At 1,100 °C, NBG-Zn additive did not change the phase composition of BCP. At temperatures 1,200 and 1,300 °C, both alpha-tricalcium calcium phosphate (?-TCP) and beta-tricalcium phosphate (?-TCP and) phases were detected. However, adding higher amount of NBG-Zn to BCP resulted in elevation of ?-TCP at 1,200 °C and progression of ?-TCP at 1,300 °C. Based on the microscopic observations, adding 0.5 wt% NBG-Zn to BCP led to disappearance of grain boundaries, reduction of micropores and formation of a monolithic microstructure. No calcium phosphate precipitation was observed on sample surfaces after soaking in blood plasma, but some pores were produced by phase dissolution. The size and volume of these pores were directly proportional to NBG-Zn content. Based on the cell studies, both BCP and NBG-Zn-added BCP samples supported attachment and proliferation of osteoblasts, but higher alkaline phosphatase enzyme was synthesized within the cells cultured on NBG-Zn-added BCP. Overall, biphasic calcium phosphate materials with improved mechanical and biological properties can be produced by using small quantity of zinc-containing bioactive glass particles. PMID:24101184

  14. Solid-State 31P and 1H NMR Investigations of Amorphous and Crystalline Calcium Phosphates Grown Biomimetically From a Mesoporous Bioactive Glass

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    2011-01-01

    By exploiting 1H and 31P magic-angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, we explore the proton and orthophosphate environments in biomimetic amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP) and hydroxy-apatite (HA), as grown in vitro at the surface of a 10CaO–85SiO2–5P2O5 mesoporous bioactive glass (MBG) in either a simulated body fluid or buffered water. Transmission electron microscopy confirmed the presence of a calcium phosphate layer comprising nanocrystalline HA. Two-dimensional 1H–31P heteronuclear correlation NMR established predominantly 1H2O?31PO43– and O1H?31PO43– contacts in the amorphous and crystalline component, respectively, of the MBG surface-layer; these two pairs exhibit distinctly different 1H?31P cross-polarization dynamics, revealing a twice as large squared effective 1H–31P dipolar coupling constant in ACP compared with HA. These respective observations are mirrored in synthetic (well-crystalline) HA, and the amorphous calcium orthophosphate (CaP) clusters that are present in the pristine MBG pore walls: besides highlighting very similar local 1H and 31P environments in synthetic and biomimetic HA, our findings evidence closely related NMR characteristics, and thereby similar local structures, of the CaP clusters in the pristine MBG relative to biomimetic ACP. PMID:22132242

  15. Remineralization potential of bioactive glass and casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate on initial carious lesion: An in-vitro pH-cycling study

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    Mehta, Adit Bharat; Kumari, Veena; Jose, Rani; Izadikhah, Vajiheh

    2014-01-01

    Aims: The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the remineralization potential of bioactive-Glass (BAG) (Novamin®/Calcium-sodium-phosphosilicate) and casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate (CPP-ACP) containing dentifrice. Materials and Methods: A total of 30 sound human premolars were decoronated, coated with nail varnish except for a 4 mm × 4 mm window on the buccal surface of crown and were randomly divided in two groups (n = 15). Group A — BAG dentifrice and Group B — CPP-ACP dentifrice. The baseline surface microhardness (SMH) was measured for all the specimens using the vickers microhardness testing machine. Artificial enamel carious lesions were created by inserting the specimens in de-mineralizing solution for 96 h. SMH of demineralized specimens was evaluated. 10 days of pH-cycling regimen was carried out. SMH of remineralized specimens was evaluated. Statistical Analysis: Data was analyzed using ANOVA and multiple comparisons within groups was done using Bonferroni method (post-hoc tests) to detect significant differences at P < 0.05 levels. Results: Group A showed significantly higher values (P < 0.05) when compared with the hardness values of Group B. Conclusions: Within the limits; the present study concluded that; both BAG and CPP-ACP are effective in remineralizing early enamel caries. Application of BAG more effectively remineralized the carious lesion when compared with CPP-ACP. PMID:24554851

  16. Influence of heat treatments upon the mechanical properties and in vitro bioactivity of ZrO2-toughened MgO-CaO-SiO2-P2O5-CaF2 glass-ceramics.

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    Li, Huan-Cai; Wang, Dian-Gang; Meng, Xiang-Guo; Chen, Chuan-Zhong

    2014-09-01

    Zirconia-toughened MgO-CaO-SiO2-P2O5-CaF2 glass-ceramics are prepared using sintering techniques, and a series of heat treatment procedures are designed to obtain a glass-ceramic with improved properties. The crystallization behavior, phase composition, and morphology of the glass-ceramics are characterized. The bending strength, elastic modulus, fracture toughness, and microhardness of the glass-ceramics are investigated, and the effect mechanism of heat treatments upon the mechanical properties is discussed. The bioactivity of glass-ceramics is then evaluated using the in vitro simulated body fluid (SBF) soaking test, and the mechanism whereby apatite forms on the glass-ceramic surfaces in the SBF solution is discussed. The results indicate that the main crystal phase of the G-24 sample undergoing two heat treatment procedures is Ca5(PO4)3F (fluorapatite), and those of the G-2444 sample undergoing four heat treatment procedures are Ca5(PO4)3F and ?-CaSiO3 (?-wollastonite). The heat treatment procedures are found to greatly influence the mechanical properties of the glass-ceramic, and an apatite layer is induced on the glass-ceramic surface after soaking in the SBF solution. PMID:25280855

  17. Porous bioactive materials

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    Zhang, Kai

    Bioactive materials chemically bond to tissues through the development of biologically active apatite. Porous structures in biomaterials are designed to enhance bioactivity, grow artificial tissues and achieve better integration with host tissues in the body. The goal of this research is to design, fabricate and characterize novel porous bioactive materials. 3D ordered macroporous bioactive glasses (3DOM-BGs, pore size: 200--1000 nm) were prepared using a sol-gel process and colloidal crystal templates. 3DOM-BGs are more bioactive and degradable than mesoporous (pore size <50 nm) sol-gel BGs in simulated body fluid (SBF). Apatite formation and 3DOM-BG degradation rates increased with the decrease of soaking ratio. Apatite induction time in SBF increased with 3DOM-BG calcination temperature (600--800°C). Apatite formation and 3DOMBG degradation were slightly enhanced for a phosphate containing composition. Large 3DOM-BG particles formed less apatite and degraded less completely as compared with small particles. An increase in macropore size slowed down 3DOM-BG degradation and apatite formation processes. After heating the converted apatite at a temperature higher than 700°C, highly crystalline hydroxyapatite and a minor tri-calcium phosphate phase formed. 3DOM-BGs have potential applications as bone/periodontal fillers, and drugs and biological factors delivery agents. Anchoring artificial soft tissues (e.g., cartilage) to native bone presents a challenge. Porous polymer/bioactive glass composites are candidate materials for engineering artificial soft tissue/bone interfaces. Porous composites consisting of polymer matrices (e.g., polysulfone, polylactide, and polyurethane) and bioactive glass particles were prepared by polymer phase separation techniques adapted to include ceramic particles. Composites (thickness: 200--500 mum) have asymmetric structures with dense top layers and porous structures beneath. Porous structures consist of large pores (>100 mum) in a network of smaller (<10 mum) interconnected pores. Dense layers can be removed and large pores exposed by abrasion or salt leaching techniques. Composite modulus was enhanced with the increase of glass content, due to the change in composition and pore content. The growth of bone-like apatite on and inside composites after soaking in SBF demonstrated their potential for integration with bone. Cell culture studies revealed that composite surfaces were suitable for attachment, spreading and proliferation of chondrocytes.

  18. Recent advances in bone tissue engineering scaffolds.

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    Bose, Susmita; Roy, Mangal; Bandyopadhyay, Amit

    2012-10-01

    Bone disorders are of significant concern due to increase in the median age of our population. Traditionally, bone grafts have been used to restore damaged bone. Synthetic biomaterials are now being used as bone graft substitutes. These biomaterials were initially selected for structural restoration based on their biomechanical properties. Later scaffolds were engineered to be bioactive or bioresorbable to enhance tissue growth. Now scaffolds are designed to induce bone formation and vascularization. These scaffolds are often porous, made of biodegradable materials that harbor different growth factors, drugs, genes, or stem cells. In this review, we highlight recent advances in bone scaffolds and discuss aspects that still need to be improved. PMID:22939815

  19. Recent advances in bone tissue engineering scaffolds

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    Bose, Susmita; Roy, Mangal; Bandyopadhyay, Amit

    2012-01-01

    Bone disorders are of significant concern due to increase in the median age of our population. Traditionally, bone grafts have been used to restore damaged bone. Synthetic biomaterials are now being used as bone graft substitutes. These biomaterials were initially selected for structural restoration based on their biomechanical properties. Later scaffolds were engineered to be bioactive or bioresorbable to enhance tissue growth. Now scaffolds are designed to induce bone formation and vascularization. These scaffolds are often porous, biodegradable materials that harbor different growth factors, drugs, genes or stem cells. In this review, we highlight recent advances in bone scaffolds and discuss aspects that still need to be improved. PMID:22939815

  20. Development of Electrospun Tissue Engineering Scaffolds with Tunable Properties 

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    Nezarati, Roya M

    2014-07-12

    have developed methods to tune scaffold mechanical properties and bioactivity through modulation of electrospun mesh microarchitecture and in situ gelatin crosslinking. First, we developed methods to improve mesh reproducibility by investigating...

  1. Influence of composition and surface characteristics on the in vitro bioactivity of SiO(2)-CaO-P(2)O(5)-MgO sol-gel glasses.

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    Pérez-Pariente, J; Balas, F; Román, J; Salinas, A J; Vallet-Regí, M

    1999-11-01

    Glasses in the system SiO(2)-CaO-P(2)O(5)-MgO were prepared by the sol-gel method. These glasses featured SiO(2) contents in the range 60-80 mol %, 4 mol % of P(2)O(5), and a CaO/MgO molar ratio of 4. Because of their composition and surface properties, all the glasses showed in vitro bioactivity, as evidenced by the formation of an apatite-like layer on their surface when soaked in an acellular medium with ionic composition similar to human blood plasma. An increase in the CaO content of the glasses also caused an increase in their porosity. Higher porosity facilitated the apatite nucleation on the sample surface during the first days of the in vitro test. On the other hand, those glasses with higher SiO(2) content also showed higher surface area values, as well as higher calcium phosphate layer growth rates. For longer soaking periods, the grown layer was analyzed, revealing a two-phase composition: apatite and whitlockite. PMID:10449627

  2. Relevance of PEG in PLA-based blends for tissue engineering 3D-printed scaffolds.

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    Serra, Tiziano; Ortiz-Hernandez, Monica; Engel, Elisabeth; Planell, Josep A; Navarro, Melba

    2014-05-01

    Achieving high quality 3D-printed structures requires establishing the right printing conditions. Finding processing conditions that satisfy both the fabrication process and the final required scaffold properties is crucial. This work stresses the importance of studying the outcome of the plasticizing effect of PEG on PLA-based blends used for the fabrication of 3D-direct-printed scaffolds for tissue engineering applications. For this, PLA/PEG blends with 5, 10 and 20% (w/w) of PEG and PLA/PEG/bioactive CaP glass composites were processed in the form of 3D rapid prototyping scaffolds. Surface analysis and differential scanning calorimetry revealed a rearrangement of polymer chains and a topography, wettability and elastic modulus increase of the studied surfaces as PEG was incorporated. Moreover, addition of 10 and 20% PEG led to non-uniform 3D structures with lower mechanical properties. In vitro degradation studies showed that the inclusion of PEG significantly accelerated the degradation rate of the material. Results indicated that the presence of PEG not only improves PLA processing but also leads to relevant surface, geometrical and structural changes including modulation of the degradation rate of PLA-based 3D printed scaffolds. PMID:24656352

  3. Effect of Platelet-Rich Plasma and Bioactive Glass Powder for the Improvement of Rotator Cuff Tendon-to-Bone Healing in a Rabbit Model

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    Wu, Yang; Dong, Yu; Chen, Shiyi; Li, Yunxia

    2014-01-01

    To test the hypothesis that a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) plus bioactive glass (BG) mixture could shorten the tendon-bone healing process in rotator cuff tendon repair, thirty mature male New Zealand white rabbits were randomly divided into three groups, Control, PRP, and PRP + BG. All groups underwent a surgical procedure to establish a rotator cuff tendon healing model. Mechanical examinations and histological assays were taken to verify the adhesion of the tendon-bone. Real-time PCR was adopted to analyze Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 (BMP-2). The maximum load-to-failure value in mechanical examinations was significantly higher in the PRP + BG group than that in the control group after six weeks (Control 38.73 ± 8.58, PRP 54.49 ± 8.72, PRP + BG 79.15 ± 7.62, p < 0.001), but it was not significantly different at 12 weeks (PRP 74.27 ± 7.74, PRP + BG 82.57 ± 6.63, p = 0.145). In histological assays, H&E (hematoxylin-eosin) staining showed that the interface between the tendon-bone integration was much sturdier in the PRP + BG group compared to the other two groups at each time point, and more ordered arranged tendon fibers can be seen at 12 weeks. At six weeks, the mRNA expression levels of BMP-2 in the PRP + BG group were higher than those in the other groups (PRP + BG 0.65 ± 0.11, PRP 2.284 ± 0.07, Control 0.12 ± 0.05, p < 0.05). However, there was no significant difference in the mRNA expression levels of BMP-2 among the three groups at 12 weeks (p = 0.922, 0.067, 0.056). BMP-2 levels in PRP and PRP+BG groups were significantly lower at 12 weeks compared to six weeks (p = 0.006, <0.001).We found that the PRP + BG mixture could enhance tendon-bone healing in rotator cuff tendon repair. PMID:25464384

  4. Biodegradable Elastomeric Scaffolds with Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor Release

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    Guan, Jianjun; Stankus, John J.; Wagner, William R.

    2009-01-01

    Scaffolds that better approximate the mechanical properties of cardiovascular and other soft tissues might provide a more appropriate mechanical environment for tissue development or healing in vivo. An ability to induce local angiogenesis by controlled release of an angiogenic factor, such as basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), from a biodegradable scaffold with mechanical properties more closely approximating soft tissue could find application in a variety of settings. Toward this end biodegradable poly(ester urethane)urea (PEUU) scaffolds loaded with bFGF were fabricated by thermally induced phase separation. Scaffold morphology, mechanical properties, release kinetics, hydrolytic degradation and bioactivity of the released bFGF were assessed. The scaffolds had interconnected pores with porosities of 90% or greater and pore sizes ranging from 34–173 ?m. Scaffolds had tensile strengths of 0.25–2.8 MPa and elongations at break of 81–443%. Incorporation of heparin into the scaffold increased the initial burst release of bFGF, while the initial bFGF loading content did not change release kinetics significantly. The released bFGF remained bioactive over 21 days as assessed by smooth muscle mitogenicity. Scaffolds loaded with bFGF showed slightly higher degradation rates than unloaded control scaffolds. Smooth muscle cells seeded into the scaffolds with bFGF showed higher cell densities than for control scaffolds after 7 days of culture. The bFGF-releasing PEUU scaffolds thus exhibited a combination of mechanical properties and bioactivity that might be attractive for use in cardiovascular and other soft tissue applications. PMID:17509717

  5. Sol-gel derived porous bioactive nanocomposites: Synthesis and in vitro bioactivity

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    Shankhwar, Nisha; Kothiyal, G. P.; Srinivasan, A.

    2013-06-01

    Porous bioactive composites consisting of SiO2-CaO-Na2O-P2O5 bioactive glass-ceramic and synthetic water soluble polymer Polyvinylpyrrolidone [PVP (C6H9NO)n, MW˜40000 g/mol] have been synthesized by sol-gel route. As-prepared polymeric composites were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) technique. Two major bone mineral phases, viz., hydroxyapatite [Ca10(PO4)6(OH)2] and wollastonite [calcium silicate (CaSiO3)] have been identified in the XRD patterns of the composites. Presence of these bone minerals indicates the bioactive nature of the composites. In vitro bioactivity tests confirm bioactivity in the porous composites. The flexibility offered by these bioactive polymer composites is advantageous for its application as implant material.

  6. Hybrid nanofibrous scaffolds from electrospinning of a synthetic biodegradable elastomer and urinary bladder matrix

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    Stankus, John J.; Freytes, Donald O.; Badylak, Stephen F.; Wagner, William R.

    2010-01-01

    Synthetic materials can be electrospun into submicron or nanofibrous scaffolds to mimic extracellular matrix (ECM) scale and architecture with reproducible composition and adaptable mechanical properties. However, these materials lack the bioactivity present in natural ECM. ECM-derived scaffolds contain bioactive molecules that exert in vivo mimicking effects as applied for soft tissue engineering, yet do not possess the same flexibility in mechanical property control as some synthetics. The objective of the present study was to combine the controllable properties of a synthetic, biodegradable elastomer with the inherent bioactivity of an ECM derived scaffold. A hybrid electrospun scaffold composed of a biodegradable poly(ester-urethane)urea (PEUU) and a porcine ECM scaffold (urinary bladder matrix, UBM) was fabricated and characterized for its bioactive and physical properties both in vitro and in vivo. Increasing amounts of PEUU led to linear increases in both tensile strength and breaking strain while UBM incorporation led to increased in vitro smooth muscle cell adhesion and proliferation and in vitro mass loss. Subcutaneous implantation of the hybrid scaffolds resulted in increased scaffold degradation and a large cellular infiltrate when compared with electrospun PEUU alone. Electrospun UBM/PEUU combined the attractive bioactivity and mechanical features of its individual components to result in scaffolds with considerable potential for soft tissue engineering applications. PMID:18419942

  7. Piezoelectric PU/PVDF electrospun scaffolds for wound healing applications.

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    Guo, Hong-Feng; Li, Zhen-Sheng; Dong, Shi-Wu; Chen, Wei-Jun; Deng, Ling; Wang, Yu-Fei; Ying, Da-Jun

    2012-08-01

    Previous studies have shown that piezoelectric materials may be used to prepare bioactive electrically charged surfaces. In the current study, polyurethane/polyvinylidene fluoride (PU/PVDF) scaffolds were prepared by electrospinning. The mechanical property and piezoelectric property of the scaffolds were evaluated. The crystalline phase of PVDF in the scaffolds was characterised by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). In vitro cell culture was performed to investigate cytocompatibility of the scaffolds. Wound-healing assay, cell-adhesion assay, quantitative RT-PCR and Western blot analyses were performed to investigate piezoelectric effect of the scaffolds on fibroblast activities. Further, the scaffolds were subcutaneously implanted in Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats to investigate their biocompatibility and the piezoelectric effect on fibrosis in vivo. The results indicated that the electrospinning process had changed PVDF crystalline phase from the nonpiezoelectric ? phase to the piezoelectric ? phase. The fibroblasts cultured on the scaffolds showed normal morphology and proliferation. The fibroblasts cultured on the piezoelectric-excited scaffolds showed enhanced migration, adhesion and secretion. The scaffolds that were subcutaneously implanted in SD rats showed higher fibrosis level due to the piezoelectrical stimulation, which was caused by random animal movements followed by mechanical deformation of the scaffolds. The scaffolds are potential candidates for wound healing applications. PMID:22503631

  8. Electrospun silk-BMP-2 scaffolds for bone tissue engineering

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    Chunmei Li; Charu Vepari; Hyoung-Joon Jin; Hyeon Joo Kim; David L. Kaplan

    2006-01-01

    Silk fibroin fiber scaffolds containing bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP-2) and\\/or nanoparticles of hydroxyapatite (nHAP) prepared via electrospinning were used for in vitro bone formation from human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs). BMP-2 survived the aqueous-based electrospinnig process in bioactive form. hMSCs were cultured for up to 31 days under static conditions in osteogenic media on the scaffolds (silk\\/PEO\\/BMP-2,

  9. In vitro endothelialization of electrospun terpolymer scaffolds: evaluation of scaffold type and cell source.

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    Heath, Daniel E; Kobe, Christopher; Jones, Desiree; Moldovan, Nicanor I; Cooper, Stuart L

    2013-01-01

    A family of methacrylic terpolymer biomaterials was electrospun into three-dimensional scaffolds. The glass transition temperature of the polymer correlates with the morphology of the resulting scaffold. Glassy materials produce scaffolds with discrete fibers and large pore areas (1531±1365??m(2)), while rubbery materials produce scaffolds with fused fibers and smaller pore areas (154±110??m(2)). Three different endothelial-like cell populations were seeded onto these scaffolds under static conditions: human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs), adult human peripheral blood-derived outgrowth endothelial cells, and umbilical cord blood-derived human blood outgrowth endothelial cells. Cellular behavior depended on both cell type and scaffold topography. Specifically, cord blood-derived outgrowth endothelial cells showed more robust adhesion and growth on all scaffolds in comparison to other cell types as measured by the density of adherent cells, the number of proliferative cells, and the enzymatic activity of the adherent cells. Peripheral blood-derived outgrowth cells exhibited less ability to inhabit the terpolymer interfaces in comparison to their cord blood-derived counterparts. HUVECs also exhibited less of a capacity to colonize the terpolymer interfaces in comparison to the cord blood-derived cells. However, the mature endothelial cells did show scaffold-dependent behavior. Specifically, we observed an increase in their ability to populate the low-porosity scaffolds. All cells maintained an endothelial phenotype after 1 week of culture on the electrospun scaffolds. PMID:22834688

  10. Bioglass®/chitosan-polycaprolactone bilayered composite scaffolds intended for osteochondral tissue engineering.

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    Yao, Qingqing; Nooeaid, Patcharakamon; Detsch, Rainer; Roether, Judith A; Dong, Yanming; Goudouri, Ourania-Menti; Schubert, Dirk W; Boccaccini, Aldo R

    2014-12-01

    Polymer-coated 45S5 Bioglass(®) (BG)/chitosan-polycaprolactone (BG/CS-PCL) bilayered composite scaffolds were prepared via foam replication and freeze-drying techniques for application in osteochondral tissue engineering. The CS-PCL coated and uncoated BG scaffolds were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The mechanical properties of the coated scaffolds were significantly improved in comparison to uncoated scaffolds. The bioactivity and biodegradation behavior of scaffolds were studied in simulated body fluid (SBF) for up to 28 days. The interface between the BG scaffold and the polymer coating layer was observed by SEM and a suitable interpenetration of the polymer into the scaffold struts was found. The effects of coated and uncoated BG scaffolds on MG-63 osteoblast-like cells were evaluated by cell viability, adhesion and proliferation. PMID:24677705

  11. Preparation of high strength macroporous hydroxyapatite scaffold.

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    Swain, S K; Bhattacharyya, S

    2013-01-01

    Hydroxyapatite (HAp) powder was prepared from CaNO3·4H2O and (NH4)2HPO4 by wet-chemical method and has phase stable up to 1250 °C. High strength macroporous HAp-naphthalene (HN) and HAp-naphthalene-benzene (HNB) scaffolds were fabricated by adapting sintering method. The resulting HAp scaffolds have porosity about 60 vol.% with compressive strength of ~11 MPa and average pore diameter in the range of ~125 ?m. The incorporation of benzene in HN scaffold reduces the strength whereas enhanced both the porosity and pore size distribution. XRD, FTIR, SEM and mercury porosimeter techniques were used to study the phase purity, morphology, pore size and pore size distribution of scaffold. The study compared the effect of concentration of naphthalene on strength, porosity and pore size distribution on both HN and HNB scaffold. In-vitro bioactivity studies on HN and HNB scaffolds show the nucleation of spherical carbonated apatite particles on the surface in SBF solution. PMID:25428044

  12. Design Strategies of Biodegradable Scaffolds for Tissue Regeneration

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    Bitar, Khalil N; Zakhem, Elie

    2014-01-01

    There are numerous available biodegradable materials that can be used as scaffolds in regenerative medicine. Currently, there is a huge emphasis on the designing phase of the scaffolds. Materials can be designed to have different properties in order to match the specific application. Modifying scaffolds enhances their bioactivity and improves the regeneration capacity. Modifications of the scaffolds can be later characterized using several tissue engineering tools. In addition to the material, cell source is an important component of the regeneration process. Modified materials must be able to support survival and growth of different cell types. Together, cells and modified biomaterials contribute to the remodeling of the engineered tissue, which affects its performance. This review focuses on the recent advancements in the designs of the scaffolds including the physical and chemical modifications. The last part of this review also discusses designing processes that involve viability of cells. PMID:25288907

  13. High-resolution (1)H NMR investigations of the capacity of dentifrices containing a "smart" bioactive glass to influence the metabolic profile of and deliver calcium ions to human saliva.

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    Grootveld, Martin; Silwood, Christopher J L; Winter, Walter T

    2009-10-01

    Dentifrices containing H(2)O-reactive bioactive glasses alleviate hypersensitivity in teeth via the blockage of open dentinal tubules. Here, the ability of two such products to release Ca(2+) ions into human saliva was investigated, together with their influence on the status of this biofluid's (1)H NMR-detectable biomolecules. Human salivary supernatants were equilibrated with increasing volumes of those derived from each dentifrice (5.00 min at 37 degrees C). These biofluids were also equilibrated at 37 degrees C with a preselected quantity of the intact products (samples were collected at increasing timepoints). Salivary Ca(2+) concentrations were monitored by a (1)H NMR technique involving ethylenediamine tetra-acetate addition and/or atomic absorption spectrometry. Added Ca(2+)- and dentifrice supernatant volume (DSV)-induced modifications to the salivary (1)H NMR profile were explored by spectral titration. Data acquired demonstrated added DSV-dependent increases in salivary Ca(2+) concentrations and (Ca(2+)-independent) modifications to the intensities of selected salivary (1)H NMR signals, particularly those of the malodorous amines methyl-, dimethyl-, and trimethylamines, which were diminished by up to 80% of their prior values. Time-dependent elevations in salivary Ca(2+) level were observed on equilibration with the intact dentifrices. Added Ca(2+) ions exerted a concentration-dependent influence on a range of resonances (including those of citrate, succinate, pyruvate, and lactate). These data provide valuable information regarding the mechanisms of action of the products tested. PMID:19388087

  14. Investigation of fabrication and environmental effects on bioceramic bone scaffolds

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    Vivanco Morales, Juan Francisco

    2011-12-01

    Bioactive ceramic materials like tricalcium phosphates (TCP) have been emerging as viable material alternatives to the current therapies of bone scaffolding to target fracture healing and osteoporosis. Once scaffolds are implanted at the defect site they should provide mechanical and biological functions, ultimately serving to facilitate with surrounding native tissue. Optimal osteogenic signal expression and subsequent differentiation of cells seeded on the scaffold in both in vivo and in vitro conditions is known to be influenced by scaffold properties and biomechanical environmental conditions. Thus, the objective of this research was to investigate the effect of fabrication and environmental variables on the properties of bioceramic scaffolds for bone tissue engineering applications. Specifically, the effect of sintering temperature in the range of 950°C -1150°C of a cost-effective on a large scale manufacturing process, on the physical and mechanical properties of bioceramic bone scaffolds, was investigated. In addition, the effect of a controlled environment was investigated by implementing a bioreactor and bone loading system to study the response of ex vivo trabecular bone to compressive load while perfused with culture medium. Collectively, this thesis demonstrates that: (1) the sintering temperature to fabricate bioceramic scaffolds can be tuned to structural properties, and (2) the use of a controlled mechanical and biochemical environment can enhance bone tissue development. These findings support the development of clinically successful bioceramic scaffolds that may stimulate bone regeneration and scaffold integration while providing structural integrity.

  15. Biomaterials 28 (2007) 49014911 Stresscorrosion crack growth of SiNaKMgCaPO bioactive

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    Ritchie, Robert

    2007-01-01

    (SCCG) behavior of a new series of bioactive glasses designed to fabricate coatings on Ti and Co­Cr-based implant alloys. These glasses should provide improved implant fixation between implant and exhibit good, suggests that these glasses could be excellent materials for biological implants. Unfortu- nately, glass

  16. Electrical properties of phosphate glasses

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    Mogus-Milankovic, A.; Santic, A.; Reis, S. T.; Day, D. E.

    2009-07-01

    Investigation of the electrical properties of phosphate glasses where transition metal oxide such as iron oxide is the network former and network modifier is presented. Phosphate glasses containing iron are electronically conducting glasses where the polaronic conduction is due to the electron hopping from low to high iron valence state. The identification of structural defects caused by ion/polaron migration, the analysis of dipolar states and electrical conductivity in iron phosphate glasses containing various alkali and mixed alkali ions was performed on the basis of the impedance spectroscopy (IS). The changes in electrical conductivity from as-quenched phosphate glass to fully crystallized glass (glass-ceramics) by IS are analyzed. A change in the characteristic features of IS follows the changes in glass and crystallized glass network. Using IS, the contribution of glass matrix, crystallized grains and grain boundary to the total electrical conductivity for iron phosphate glasses was analyzed. It was shown that decrease in conductivity is caused by discontinuities in the conduction pathways as a result of the disruption of crystalline network where two or more crystalline phases are formed. Also, phosphate-based glasses offer a unique range of biomaterials, as they form direct chemical bonding with hard/soft tissue. The surface charges of bioactive glasses are recognized to be the most important factors in determining biological responses. The improved bioactivity of the bioactive glasses as a result of the effects of the surface charges generated by electrical polarization is discussed.

  17. Designing Bioactive Delivery Systems for Tissue Regeneration

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    Davis, Hillary E.

    2010-01-01

    The direct infusion of macromolecules into defect sites generally does not impart adequate physiological responses. Without the protection of delivery systems, inductive molecules may likely redistribute away from their desired locale and are vulnerable to degradation. In order to achieve efficacy, large doses supplied at interval time periods are necessary, often at great expense and ensuing detrimental side effects. The selection of a delivery system plays an important role in the rate of re-growth and functionality of regenerating tissue: not only do the release kinetics of inductive molecules and their consequent bioactivities need to be considered, but also how the delivery system interacts and integrates with its surrounding host environment. In the current review, we describe the means of release of macromolecules from hydrogels, polymeric microspheres, and porous scaffolds along with the selection and utilization of bioactive delivery systems in a variety of tissue-engineering strategies. PMID:20676773

  18. Novel bioactive materials with different mechanical properties.

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    Kokubo, Tadashi; Kim, Hyun-Min; Kawashita, Masakazu

    2003-06-01

    Some ceramics, such as Bioglass, sintered hydroxyapatite, and glass-ceramic A-W, spontaneously bond to living bone. They are called bioactive materials and are already clinically used as important bone substitutes. However, compared with human cortical bone, they have lower fracture toughness and higher elastic moduli. Therefore, it is desirable to develop bioactive materials with improved mechanical properties. All the bioactive materials mentioned above form a bone-like apatite layer on their surfaces in the living body, and bond to bone through this apatite layer. The formation of bone-like apatite on artificial material is induced by functional groups, such as Si-OH, Ti-OH, Zr-OH, Nb-OH, Ta-OH, -COOH, and PO(4)H(2). These groups have specific structures revealing negatively charge, and induce apatite formation via formations of an amorphous calcium compound, e.g., calcium silicate, calcium titanate, and amorphous calcium phosphate. These fundamental findings provide methods for preparing new bioactive materials with different mechanical properties. Tough bioactive materials can be prepared by the chemical treatment of metals and ceramics that have high fracture toughness, e.g., by the NaOH and heat treatments of titanium metal, titanium alloys, and tantalum metal, and by H(3)PO(4) treatment of tetragonal zirconia. Soft bioactive materials can be synthesized by the sol-gel process, in which the bioactive silica or titania is polymerized with a flexible polymer, such as polydimethylsiloxane or polytetramethyloxide, at the molecular level to form an inorganic-organic nano-hybrid. The biomimetic process has been used to deposit nano-sized bone-like apatite on fine polymer fibers, which were textured into a three-dimensional knit framework. This strategy is expected to ultimately lead to bioactive composites that have a bone-like structure and, hence, bone-like mechanical properties. PMID:12699652

  19. Macroporous nanowire nanoelectronic scaffolds for synthetic tissues

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    Tian, Bozhi; Liu, Jia; Dvir, Tal; Jin, Lihua; Tsui, Jonathan H.; Qing, Quan; Suo, Zhigang; Langer, Robert; Kohane, Daniel S.; Lieber, Charles M.

    2012-11-01

    The development of three-dimensional (3D) synthetic biomaterials as structural and bioactive scaffolds is central to fields ranging from cellular biophysics to regenerative medicine. As of yet, these scaffolds cannot electrically probe the physicochemical and biological microenvironments throughout their 3D and macroporous interior, although this capability could have a marked impact in both electronics and biomaterials. Here, we address this challenge using macroporous, flexible and free-standing nanowire nanoelectronic scaffolds (nanoES), and their hybrids with synthetic or natural biomaterials. 3D macroporous nanoES mimic the structure of natural tissue scaffolds, and they were formed by self-organization of coplanar reticular networks with built-in strain and by manipulation of 2D mesh matrices. NanoES exhibited robust electronic properties and have been used alone or combined with other biomaterials as biocompatible extracellular scaffolds for 3D culture of neurons, cardiomyocytes and smooth muscle cells. Furthermore, we show the integrated sensory capability of the nanoES by real-time monitoring of the local electrical activity within 3D nanoES/cardiomyocyte constructs, the response of 3D-nanoES-based neural and cardiac tissue models to drugs, and distinct pH changes inside and outside tubular vascular smooth muscle constructs.

  20. The use of anatomically drop-shaped bioactive glass S53P4 implants in the reconstruction of orbital floor fractures-A prospective long-term follow-up study.

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    Stoor, P; Mesimäki, Karri; Lindqvist, Christian; Kontio, Risto

    2015-07-01

    An isolated fracture of the orbital floor needs reconstruction if there is a clear herniation of adipose tissue or of the rectus inferior muscle into the maxillary sinus. A prospective study was carried out treating 20 patients with an isolated blow-out fracture of the orbital floor or with a combined zygomatico-orbito-maxillary complex fracture, using a newly designed anatomically drop-shaped implants made of bioactive glass (BAG) S53P4. Computed tomography (CT) was performed immediately postoperatively to confirm the correct position of the plate. The patients were followed up for an average of 32 months clinically and radiologically with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for an average of 31 months. None of the patients had any signs of complications related to the implant and the clinical outcome was very good. None of the patients had persisting diplopia. The level of the pupillas was normal in 15 of 20 patients. Minor hypo-ophthalmos ranging from 0.5 to 1.0 mm was observed in three patients, and moderate hypo-ophthalmos of 2.0 mm was seen in one patient. Hyperophthalmos of 1.0 mm was seen in one patient. Minor enophthalmos on the operated side ranging from 0.5 to 1.0 mm was seen in eight patients. Mild to moderate paraesthesia of the infraorbital nerve was observed in six patients. The immediate postoperative CT and the long term follow-up MRI revealed that the drop-shaped BAG implants retained their correct position in the orbital floor and did not show any evidence of losing their original shape or material resorption. No adverse tissue reaction was associated with the material. Due to the anatomical drop shape, the implants could successfully maintain the orbital volume and compensate for the retrobulbar adipose tissue atrophy. PMID:25957104

  1. Development of high strength hydroxyapatite for bone tissue regeneration using nanobioactive glass composites

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    Shrivastava, Pragya; Dalai, Sridhar; Sudera, Prerna; Sivam, Santosh Param; Vijayalakshmi, S.; Sharma, Pratibha

    2013-02-01

    With an increasing demand of biocompatible bone substitutes for the treatment of bone diseases and bone tissue regeneration, bioactive glass composites are being tested to improvise the osteoconductive as well as osteoinductive properties. Nanobioactive glass (nBG) composites, having composition of SiO2 70 mol%, CaO 26 mol % and P2O5 4 mol% were prepared by Freeze drying method using PEG-PPG-PEG co-polymer. Polymer addition improves the mechanical strength and porosity of the scaffold of nBG. Nano Bioactive glass composites upon implantation undergo specific reactions leading to the formation of crystalline hydroxyapatite (HA). This is tested in vitro using Simulated Body Fluid (SBF). This high strength hydroxyapatite (HA) layer acts as osteoconductive in cellular environment, by acting as mineral base of bones, onto which new bone cells proliferate leading to new bone formation. Strength of the nBG composites as well as HA is in the range of cortical and cancellous bone, thus proving significant for bone tissue regeneration substitutes.

  2. Continuous gradient scaffolds for rapid screening of cell-material interactions and interfacial tissue regeneration.

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    Bailey, Brennan M; Nail, Lindsay N; Grunlan, Melissa A

    2013-09-01

    In tissue engineering, the physical and chemical properties of the scaffold mediates cell behavior, including regeneration. Thus a strategy that permits rapid screening of cell-scaffold interactions is critical. Herein, we have prepared eight "hybrid" hydrogel scaffolds in the form of continuous gradients such that a single scaffold contains spatially varied properties. These scaffolds are based on combining an inorganic macromer (methacrylated star polydimethylsiloxane, PDMSstar-MA) and organic macromer (poly(ethylene glycol)diacrylate, PEG-DA) as well as both aqueous and organic fabrication solvents. Having previously demonstrated its bioactivity and osteoinductivity, PDMSstar-MA is a particularly powerful component to incorporate into instructive gradient scaffolds based on PEG-DA. The following parameters were varied to produce the different gradients or gradual transitions in: (1) the wt.% ratio of PDMSstar-MA to PEG-DA macromers, (2) the total wt.% macromer concentration, (3) the number average molecular weight (Mn) of PEG-DA and (4) the Mn of PDMSstar-MA. Upon dividing each scaffold into four "zones" perpendicular to the gradient, we were able to demonstrate the spatial variation in morphology, bioactivity, swelling and modulus. Among these gradient scaffolds are those in which swelling and modulus are conveniently decoupled. In addition to rapid screening of cell-material interactions, these scaffolds are well suited for regeneration of interfacial tissues (e.g. osteochondral tissues) that transition from one tissue type to another. PMID:23707502

  3. Continuous gradient scaffolds for rapid screening of cell-material interactions and interfacial tissue regeneration

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    Bailey, Brennan M.; Nail, Lindsay N.; Grunlan, Melissa A.

    2013-01-01

    In tissue engineering, the physical and chemical properties of the scaffold mediates cell behavior including regeneration. Thus, a strategy that permits rapid screening of cell-scaffold interactions is critical. Herein, we have prepared eight “hybrid” hydrogel scaffolds in the form of continuous gradients such that a single scaffold contains spatially varied properties. These scaffolds are based on combining an inorganic macromer [methacrylated star polydimethylsiloxane, PDMSstar-MA] and organic macromer [poly(ethylene glycol)diacrylate, PEG-DA] as well both aqueous and organic fabrication solvents. Having previously demonstrated its bioactivity and osteoinductivity, PDMSstar-MA is a particularly powerful component to incorporate into instructive gradient scaffolds based on PEG-DA. The following parameters were varied to produce the different gradients or gradual transitions in: (1) the wt% ratio of PDMSstar-MA to PEG-DA macromers, (2) the total wt% macromer concentration, (3) the number average molecular weight (Mn) of PEG-DA and (4) the Mn of PDMSstar-MA. Upon dividing each scaffold into four “zones” perpendicular to the gradient, we were able to demonstrate the spatial variation in morphology, bioactivity, swelling and modulus. Among these gradient scaffolds are those in which swelling and modulus are conveniently decoupled. In addition to rapid screening of cell-material interactions, these scaffolds are well-suited for regeneration of interfacial tissues (e.g. osteochondral tissues) that transition from one tissue type to another. PMID:23707502

  4. Bioactivation of particles

    DOEpatents

    Pinaud, Fabien (Berkeley, CA); King, David (San Francisco, CA); Weiss, Shimon (Los Angeles, CA)

    2011-08-16

    Particles are bioactivated by attaching bioactivation peptides to the particle surface. The bioactivation peptides are peptide-based compounds that impart one or more biologically important functions to the particles. Each bioactivation peptide includes a molecular or surface recognition part that binds with the surface of the particle and one or more functional parts. The surface recognition part includes an amino-end and a carboxy-end and is composed of one or more hydrophobic spacers and one or more binding clusters. The functional part(s) is attached to the surface recognition part at the amino-end and/or said carboxy-end.

  5. Evaluation of Osteoconductive Scaffolds in the Canine Femoral Multi-Defect Model

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    Luangphakdy, Viviane; Walker, Esteban; Shinohara, Kentaro; Pan, Hui; Hefferan, Theresa; Bauer, Thomas W.; Stockdale, Linda; Saini, Sunil; Dadsetan, Mahrokh; Runge, M. Brett; Vasanji, Amit; Griffith, Linda; Yaszemski, Michael

    2013-01-01

    Treatment of large segmental bone defects remains an unsolved clinical challenge, despite a wide array of existing bone graft materials. This project was designed to rapidly assess and compare promising biodegradable osteoconductive scaffolds for use in the systematic development of new bone regeneration methodologies that combine scaffolds, sources of osteogenic cells, and bioactive scaffold modifications. Promising biomaterials and scaffold fabrication methods were identified in laboratories at Rutgers, MIT, Integra Life Sciences, and Mayo Clinic. Scaffolds were fabricated from various materials, including poly(L-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA), poly(L-lactide-co-?-caprolactone) (PLCL), tyrosine-derived polycarbonate (TyrPC), and poly(propylene fumarate) (PPF). Highly porous three-dimensional (3D) scaffolds were fabricated by 3D printing, laser stereolithography, or solvent casting followed by porogen leaching. The canine femoral multi-defect model was used to systematically compare scaffold performance and enable selection of the most promising substrate(s) on which to add cell sourcing options and bioactive surface modifications. Mineralized cancellous allograft (MCA) was used to provide a comparative reference to the current clinical standard for osteoconductive scaffolds. Percent bone volume within the defect was assessed 4 weeks after implantation using both MicroCT and limited histomorphometry. Bone formed at the periphery of all scaffolds with varying levels of radial ingrowth. MCA produced a rapid and advanced stage of bone formation and remodeling throughout the defect in 4 weeks, greatly exceeding the performance of all polymer scaffolds. Two scaffold constructs, TyrPCPL/TCP and PPF4SLA/HAPLGA Dip, proved to be significantly better than alternative PLGA and PLCL scaffolds, justifying further development. MCA remains the current standard for osteoconductive scaffolds. PMID:23215980

  6. Selective laser sintering fabrication of nano-hydroxyapatite/poly-?-caprolactone scaffolds for bone tissue engineering applications

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    Xia, Yan; Zhou, Panyu; Cheng, Xiaosong; Xie, Yang; Liang, Chong; Li, Chao; Xu, Shuogui

    2013-01-01

    The regeneration of functional tissue in osseous defects is a formidable challenge in orthopedic surgery. In the present study, a novel biomimetic composite scaffold, here called nano-hydroxyapatite (HA)/poly-?-caprolactone (PCL) was fabricated using a selective laser sintering technique. The macrostructure, morphology, and mechanical strength of the scaffolds were characterized. Scanning electronic microscopy (SEM) showed that the nano-HA/PCL scaffolds exhibited predesigned, well-ordered macropores and interconnected micropores. The scaffolds have a range of porosity from 78.54% to 70.31%, and a corresponding compressive strength of 1.38 MPa to 3.17 MPa. Human bone marrow stromal cells were seeded onto the nano-HA/PCL or PCL scaffolds and cultured for 28 days in vitro. As indicated by the level of cell attachment and proliferation, the nano-HA/PCL showed excellent biocompatibility, comparable to that of PCL scaffolds. The hydrophilicity, mineralization, alkaline phosphatase activity, and Alizarin Red S staining indicated that the nano-HA/PCL scaffolds are more bioactive than the PCL scaffolds in vitro. Measurements of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) release kinetics showed that after nano-HA was added, the material increased the rate of rhBMP-2 release. To investigate the in vivo biocompatibility and osteogenesis of the composite scaffolds, both nano-HA/PCL scaffolds and PCL scaffolds were implanted in rabbit femur defects for 3, 6, and 9 weeks. The wounds were studied radiographically and histologically. The in vivo results showed that both nano-HA/PCL composite scaffolds and PCL scaffolds exhibited good biocompatibility. However, the nano-HA/PCL scaffolds enhanced the efficiency of new bone formation more than PCL scaffolds and fulfilled all the basic requirements of bone tissue engineering scaffolds. Thus, they show large potential for use in orthopedic and reconstructive surgery. PMID:24204147

  7. Injectable scaffolds for bone regeneration.

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    Yasmeen, Sabina; Lo, Man Kit; Bajracharya, Salina; Roldo, Marta

    2014-11-01

    Clinical treatments of significant bone defects involve invasive procedures such as the application of auto- and allografts. These procedures present many limitations including the potential for infection and rejection. There is therefore a need to develop novel therapeutic strategies able to exploit the natural regenerative potential of bone and that can be delivered in a less invasive manner. Among the materials studied for the development of novel scaffolds, stimuli-responsive gels containing hydroxyapatite and carbon nanotubes as nanofillers have generated great interest. In the present work, chitosan gels containing chitosan grafted CNTs and chitosan-hydroxyapatite complex have been formed by cross-linking with glycerol phosphate. The addition of the nanofillers afforded hydrogels with a faster sol/gel transition at 37 °C and enhanced mechanical properties. The thermosensitive composite gels also showed a good bioactivity profile associated with potential for the prolonged delivery of protein drugs. The inclusion of chemically cross-linked CNTs and HA in thermosensitive gels afforded injectable composite materials with enhanced properties, including reduction of gelation time, improved mechanical properties, good bioactivity, and prolonged drug release. PMID:25296391

  8. Diamond as a scaffold for bone growth.

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    Fox, Kate; Palamara, Joseph; Judge, Roy; Greentree, Andrew D

    2013-04-01

    Diamond is an attractive material for biomedical implants. In this work, we investigate its capacity as a bone scaffold. It is well established that the bioactivity of a material can be evaluated by examining its capacity to form apatite-like calcium phosphate phases on its surface when exposed to simulated body fluid. Accordingly, polycrystalline diamond (PCD) and ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCD) deposited by microwave plasma chemical vapour deposition were exposed to simulated body fluid and assessed for apatite growth when compared to the bulk silicon. Scanning electron microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy showed that both UNCD and PCD are capable of acting as a bone scaffold. The composition of deposited apatite suggests that UNCD and PCD are suitable for in vivo implantation with UNCD possible favoured in applications where rapid osseointegration is essential. PMID:23386207

  9. Study on a hydroxypropyl chitosan-gelatin based scaffold for corneal stroma tissue engineering

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    Wang, Shilu; Liu, Wanshun; Han, Baoqin; Yang, Lingling

    2009-07-01

    Hydroxypropyl chitosan (HPCTS) was crosslinked with gelatin (GEL) and chondroitin sulfate (CS) by 1,4-butanediol diglycidyl ether to synthesize a scaffold. In this study, this scaffold was tested in physical and biological characteristics as a bioactive corneal stroma surrogate. The results showed the scaffold exhibited 83-88% light transmission values at wavelengths of visible light. Besides that, the scaffold had 96% water content and allowed NaCl and glucose to permeate. Moreover, it was suitable for keratocytes growing on its surface. In the biological part, we compared the scaffold with CS-free ones to investigate the potential effect of CS and found out that CS notablely improved cell compatibility of the scaffold.

  10. Biomimetic magnetic silk scaffolds.

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    Samal, Sangram K; Dash, Mamoni; Shelyakova, Tatiana; Declercq, Heidi A; Uhlarz, Marc; Bañobre-López, Manuel; Dubruel, Peter; Cornelissen, Maria; Herrmannsdörfer, Thomas; Rivas, Jose; Padeletti, Giuseppina; De Smedt, Stefaan; Braeckmans, Kevin; Kaplan, David L; Dediu, V Alek

    2015-03-25

    Magnetic silk fibroin protein (SFP) scaffolds integrating magnetic materials and featuring magnetic gradients were prepared for potential utility in magnetic-field assisted tissue engineering. Magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) were introduced into SFP scaffolds via dip-coating methods, resulting in magnetic SFP scaffolds with different strengths of magnetization. Magnetic SFP scaffolds showed excellent hyperthermia properties achieving temperature increases up to 8 °C in about 100 s. The scaffolds were not toxic to osteogenic cells and improved cell adhesion and proliferation. These findings suggest that tailored magnetized silk-based biomaterials can be engineered with interesting features for biomaterials and tissue-engineering applications. PMID:25734962

  11. Polycaprolactone nanofiber interspersed collagen type-I scaffold for bone regeneration: a unique injectable osteogenic scaffold.

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    Baylan, Nuray; Bhat, Samerna; Ditto, Maggie; Lawrence, Joseph G; Lecka-Czernik, Beata; Yildirim-Ayan, Eda

    2013-08-01

    There is an increasing demand for an injectable cell coupled three-dimensional (3D) scaffold to be used as bone fracture augmentation material. To address this demand, a novel injectable osteogenic scaffold called PN-COL was developed using cells, a natural polymer (collagen type-I), and a synthetic polymer (polycaprolactone (PCL)). The injectable nanofibrous PN-COL is created by interspersing PCL nanofibers within pre-osteoblast cell embedded collagen type-I. This simple yet novel and powerful approach provides a great benefit as an injectable bone scaffold over other non-living bone fracture stabilization polymers, such as polymethylmethacrylate and calcium content resin-based materials. The advantages of injectability and the biomimicry of collagen was coupled with the structural support of PCL nanofibers, to create cell encapsulated injectable 3D bone scaffolds with intricate porous internal architecture and high osteoconductivity. The effects of PCL nanofiber inclusion within the cell encapsulated collagen matrix has been evaluated for scaffold size retention and osteocompatibility, as well as for MC3T3-E1 cells osteogenic activity. The structural analysis of novel bioactive material proved that the material is chemically stable enough in an aqueous solution for an extended period of time without using crosslinking reagents, but it is also viscous enough to be injected through a syringe needle. Data from long-term in vitro proliferation and differentiation data suggests that novel PN-COL scaffolds promote the osteoblast proliferation, phenotype expression, and formation of mineralized matrix. This study demonstrates for the first time the feasibility of creating a structurally competent, injectable, cell embedded bone tissue scaffold. Furthermore, the results demonstrate the advantages of mimicking the hierarchical architecture of native bone with nano- and micro-size formation through introducing PCL nanofibers within macron-size collagen fibers and in promoting osteoblast phenotype progression for bone regeneration. PMID:23804651

  12. The CARLSBAD Database: A Confederated Database of Chemical Bioactivities

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    Mathias, Stephen L.; Hines-Kay, Jarrett; Yang, Jeremy J.; Zahoransky-Kohalmi, Gergely; Bologa, Cristian G.; Ursu, Oleg; Oprea, Tudor I.

    2013-01-01

    Many bioactivity databases offer information regarding the biological activity of small molecules on protein targets. Information in these databases is often hard to resolve with certainty because of subsetting different data in a variety of formats; use of different bioactivity metrics; use of different identifiers for chemicals and proteins; and having to access different query interfaces, respectively. Given the multitude of data sources, interfaces and standards, it is challenging to gather relevant facts and make appropriate connections and decisions regarding chemical–protein associations. The CARLSBAD database has been developed as an integrated resource, focused on high-quality subsets from several bioactivity databases, which are aggregated and presented in a uniform manner, suitable for the study of the relationships between small molecules and targets. In contrast to data collection resources, CARLSBAD provides a single normalized activity value of a given type for each unique chemical–protein target pair. Two types of scaffold perception methods have been implemented and are available for datamining: HierS (hierarchical scaffolds) and MCES (maximum common edge subgraph). The 2012 release of CARLSBAD contains 439 985 unique chemical structures, mapped onto 1,420 889 unique bioactivities, and annotated with 277 140 HierS scaffolds and 54 135 MCES chemical patterns, respectively. Of the 890 323 unique structure–target pairs curated in CARLSBAD, 13.95% are aggregated from multiple structure–target values: 94 975 are aggregated from two bioactivities, 14 544 from three, 7 930 from four and 2214 have five bioactivities, respectively. CARLSBAD captures bioactivities and tags for 1435 unique chemical structures of active pharmaceutical ingredients (i.e. ‘drugs’). CARLSBAD processing resulted in a net 17.3% data reduction for chemicals, 34.3% reduction for bioactivities, 23% reduction for HierS and 25% reduction for MCES, respectively. The CARLSBAD database supports a knowledge mining system that provides non-specialists with novel integrative ways of exploring chemical biology space to facilitate knowledge mining in drug discovery and repurposing. Database URL: http://carlsbad.health.unm.edu/carlsbad/. PMID:23794735

  13. Review: Biodegradable Polymeric Scaffolds. Improvements in Bone Tissue Engineering through Controlled Drug Delivery

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    Theresa A. Holland; Antonios G. Mikos

    Recent advances in biology, medicine, and engineering have led to the discovery of new therapeutic\\u000a agents and novel materials for the repair of large bone defects caused by trauma, congenital defects, or\\u000a bone tumors. These repair strategies often utilize degradable polymeric scaffolds for the controlled localized\\u000a delivery of bioactive molecules to stimulate bone ingrowth as the scaffold degrades. Polymer composition,

  14. Self-assembling peptide scaffolds for regenerative medicine

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    Matson, John B.

    2012-01-01

    Biomaterials made from self-assembling, short peptides and peptide derivatives have great potential to generate powerful new therapies in regenerative medicine. The high signaling capacity and therapeutic efficacy of peptidic scaffolds has been established in several animal models, and the development of more complex, hierarchical structures based on peptide materials is underway. This highlight discusses several classes of self-assembling peptide-based materials, including peptide amphiphiles, Fmoc-peptides, self-complementary ionic peptides, hairpin peptides, and others. The self-assembly designs, bioactive signalling strategies, and cell signalling capabilities of these bioactive materials are reported. The future challenges of the field are also discussed, including short-term goals such as integration with biopolymers and traditional implants, and long term goals, such as immune system programming, subcellular targeting, and the development of highly integrated scaffold systems. PMID:22080255

  15. Customized biomimetic scaffolds created by indirect three-dimensional printing for tissue engineering.

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    Lee, Ju-Yeon; Choi, Bogyu; Wu, Benjamin; Lee, Min

    2013-12-01

    Three-dimensional printing (3DP) is a rapid prototyping technique that can create complex 3D structures by inkjet printing of a liquid binder onto powder biomaterials for tissue engineering scaffolds. Direct fabrication of scaffolds from 3DP, however, imposes a limitation on material choices by manufacturing processes. In this study, we report an indirect 3DP approach wherein a positive replica of desired shapes was printed using gelatin particles, and the final scaffold was directly produced from the printed mold. To create patient-specific scaffolds that match precisely to a patient's external contours, we integrated our indirect 3DP technique with imaging technologies and successfully created custom scaffolds mimicking human mandibular condyle using polycaprolactone and chitosan for potential osteochondral tissue engineering. To test the ability of the technique to precisely control the internal morphology of the scaffolds, we created orthogonal interconnected channels within the scaffolds using computer-aided-design models. Because very few biomaterials are truly osteoinductive, we modified inert 3D printed materials with bioactive apatite coating. The feasibility of these scaffolds to support cell growth was investigated using bone marrow stromal cells (BMSC). The BMSCs showed good viability in the scaffolds, and the apatite coating further enhanced cellular spreading and proliferation. This technique may be valuable for complex scaffold fabrication. PMID:24060622

  16. Nanofibrous architecture of silk fibroin scaffolds prepared with a mild self-assembly process

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    Lu, Qiang; Wang, Xiuli; Lu, Shenzhou; Li, Mingzhong; Kaplan, David L; Zhu, Hesun

    2010-01-01

    Besides excellent biocompatibility and biodegradability, a useful tissue engineering scaffold should provide suitable macropores and nanofibrous structure, similar to extracellular matrix (ECM), to induce desired cellular activities and to guide tissue regeneration. In the present study, a mild process to prepare porous and nanofibrous silk based scaffolds from aqueous solution is described. Using collagen to control the self-assembly of silk, nanofibrous silk scaffolds were firstly achieved through lyophilization. Water annealing was used to generate insolubility in the silk based scaffolds, thereby avoiding the use of organic solvents. The nano-fibrils formed in the silk-collagen scaffolds had diameters of 20-100 nanometers, similar with native collagen in ECM. The silk-collagen scaffolds dissolved slowly in PBS solution, with about a 28% mass lost after 4 weeks. Following the dissolution or degradation, the nanofibrous structure inside the macropore walls emerged and interacted with cells directly. During in vitro cell culture, the nanofibrous silk-collagen scaffolds containing 7.4% collagen demonstrated significantly improved cell-compatibility when compared with salt-leached silk scaffolds and silk-collagen scaffolds containing 20% collagen that emerged less nano-fibrils. Therefore, this new process provides useful scaffolds for tissue engineering applications. Furthermore, the process involves all-aqueous, room temperature and pressure processing without the use of toxic chemicals or solvents, offering new green chemistry approaches, as well as options to load bioactive drugs or growth factors into process. PMID:20970185

  17. Customized biomimetic scaffolds created by indirect three-dimensional printing for tissue engineering

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    Lee, Ju-Yeon; Choi, Bogyu; Wu, Benjamin; Lee, Min

    2013-01-01

    Three-dimensional printing (3DP) is a rapid prototyping (RP) technique that can create complex 3D structures by inkjet printing of a liquid binder onto powder biomaterials for tissue engineering scaffolds. Direct fabrication of scaffolds from 3DP, however, imposes a limitation on material choices by manufacturing processes. In this study, we report an indirect 3DP approach wherein a positive replica of desired shapes was printed using gelatin particles, and the final scaffold was directly produced from the printed mold. To create patient-specific scaffolds that match precisely to a patient’s external contours, we integrated our indirect 3DP technique with imaging technologies and successfully created custom scaffolds mimicking human mandibular condyle using polycaprolactone (PCL) and chitosan (CH) for potential osteochondral tissue engineering. To test the ability of the technique to precisely control the internal morphology of the scaffolds, we created orthogonal interconnected channels within the scaffolds using computer-aided-design (CAD) models. Because very few biomaterials are truly osteoinductive, we modified inert 3D printed materials with bioactive apatite coating. The feasibility of these scaffolds to support cell growth was investigated using bone marrow stromal cells (BMSC). The BMSCs showed good viability in the scaffolds, and the apatite-coating further enhanced cellular spreading and proliferation. This technique may be valuable for complex scaffold fabrication. PMID:24060622

  18. Novel Polypyrrole-Coated Polylactide Scaffolds Enhance Adipose Stem Cell Proliferation and Early Osteogenic Differentiation

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    Pelto, Jani; Björninen, Miina; Pälli, Aliisa; Talvitie, Elina; Hyttinen, Jari; Mannerström, Bettina; Suuronen Seppanen, Riitta; Kellomäki, Minna; Miettinen, Susanna; Haimi, Suvi

    2013-01-01

    An electrically conductive polypyrrole (PPy) doped with a bioactive agent is an emerging functional biomaterial for tissue engineering. We therefore used chondroitin sulfate (CS)-doped PPy coating to modify initially electrically insulating polylactide resulting in novel osteogenic scaffolds. In situ chemical oxidative polymerization was used to obtain electrically conductive PPy coating on poly-96L/4D-lactide (PLA) nonwoven scaffolds. The coated scaffolds were characterized and their electrical conductivity was evaluated in hydrolysis. The ability of the coated and conductive scaffolds to enhance proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of human adipose stem cells (hASCs) under electrical stimulation (ES) in three-dimensional (3D) geometry was compared to the noncoated PLA scaffolds. Electrical conductivity of PPy-coated PLA scaffolds (PLA-PPy) was evident at the beginning of hydrolysis, but decreased during the first week of incubation due to de-doping. PLA-PPy scaffolds enhanced hASC proliferation significantly compared to the plain PLA scaffolds at 7 and 14 days. Furthermore, the alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity of the hASCs was generally higher in PLA-PPy seeded scaffolds, but due to patient variation, no statistical significance could be determined. ES did not have a significant effect on hASCs. This study highlights the potential of novel PPy-coated PLA scaffolds in bone tissue engineering. PMID:23126228

  19. Injectable PolyMIPE Scaffolds for Soft Tissue Regeneration

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    Moglia, Robert S.; Robinson, Jennifer L.; Muschenborn, Andrea D.; Touchet, Tyler J.; Maitland, Duncan J.; Cosgriff-Hernandez, Elizabeth

    2013-01-01

    Injury caused by trauma, burns, surgery, or disease often results in soft tissue loss leading to impaired function and permanent disfiguration. Tissue engineering aims to overcome the lack of viable donor tissue by fabricating synthetic scaffolds with the requisite properties and bioactive cues to regenerate these tissues. Biomaterial scaffolds designed to match soft tissue modulus and strength should also retain the elastomeric and fatigue-resistant properties of the tissue. Of particular design importance is the interconnected porous structure of the scaffold needed to support tissue growth by facilitating mass transport. Adequate mass transport is especially true for newly implanted scaffolds that lack vasculature to provide nutrient flux. Common scaffold fabrication strategies often utilize toxic solvents and high temperatures or pressures to achieve the desired porosity. In this study, a polymerized medium internal phase emulsion (polyMIPE) is used to generate an injectable graft that cures to a porous foam at body temperature without toxic solvents. These poly(ester urethane urea) scaffolds possess elastomeric properties with tunable compressive moduli (20–200 kPa) and strengths (4–60 kPa) as well as high recovery after the first conditioning cycle (97–99%). The resultant pore architecture was highly interconnected with large voids (0.5–2 mm) from carbon dioxide generation surrounded by water-templated pores (50–300 ?m). The ability to modulate both scaffold pore architecture and mechanical properties by altering emulsion chemistry was demonstrated. Permeability and form factor were experimentally measured to determine the effects of polyMIPE composition on pore interconnectivity. Finally, initial human mesenchymal stem cell (hMSC) cytocompatibility testing supported the use of these candidate scaffolds in regenerative applications. Overall, these injectable polyMIPE foams show strong promise as a biomaterial scaffold for soft tissue repair. PMID:24563552

  20. Biodegradable polylactic acid microstructures for scaffold applications

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    Gou-Jen Wang; Kuan-Hsuan Ho; Cheng-Chih Hsueh

    2008-01-01

    In this research, we present a simple and cost effective soft lithographic process to fabricate polylactic acid (PLA) scaffolds\\u000a for tissue engineering. In which, the negative photoresist JSR THB-120N was spun on a glass subtract followed by conventional\\u000a UV lithographic processes to fabricate the master to cast the PDMS elastomeric mold. A thin poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) layer\\u000a was used as

  1. Bioactive scaffolds for potential bone regenerative medical applications 

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    Sharp, Duncan McNeill Craig

    2011-07-05

    Fracture non-unions and bone defects represent a recalcitrant problem in the field of orthopaedic surgery. Although the current gold-standard treatment, autologous bone grafting, has a relatively high success rate, the ...

  2. Application of Bioactive Molecules in Pulp-capping Situations

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    M. Goldberg; F. Decup; D. Buch; E. Soheili Majd; J.-J. Lasfargues; E. Salih; L. Stanislawski

    2001-01-01

    To evaluate the effects of bioactive molecules in pulpal wound healing, we carried out experiments using the rat upper molars as an in vivo model. Cavities were prepared on the mesial aspect, and pulp perforation was accomplished by the application of pressure with the tip of a steel probe. After the pulp-capping procedure, the cavities were filled with a glass-ionomer

  3. Bioactivity-guided navigation of chemical space.

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    Bon, Robin S; Waldmann, Herbert

    2010-08-17

    A central aim of biological research is to elucidate the many roles of proteins in complex, dynamic living systems; the selective perturbation of protein function is an important tool in achieving this goal. Because chemical perturbations offer opportunities often not accessible with genetic methods, the development of small-molecule modulators of protein function is at the heart of chemical biology research. In this endeavor, the identification of biologically relevant starting points within the vast chemical space available for the design of compound collections is a particularly relevant, yet difficult, task. In this Account, we present our research aimed at linking chemical and biological space to define suitable starting points that guide the synthesis of compound collections with biological relevance. Both protein folds and natural product (NP) scaffolds are highly conserved in nature. Whereas different amino acid sequences can make up ligand-binding sites in proteins with highly similar fold types, differently substituted NPs characterized by particular scaffold classes often display diverse biological activities. Therefore, we hypothesized that (i) ligand-binding sites with similar ligand-sensing cores embedded in their folds would bind NPs with similar scaffolds and (ii) selectivity is ensured by variation of both amino acid side chains and NP substituents. To investigate this notion in compound library design, we developed an approach termed biology-oriented synthesis (BIOS). BIOS employs chem- and bioinformatic methods for mapping biologically relevant chemical space and protein space to generate hypotheses for compound collection design and synthesis. BIOS also provides hypotheses for potential bioactivity of compound library members. On the one hand, protein structure similarity clustering (PSSC) is used to identify ligand binding sites with high subfold similarity, that is, high structural similarity in their ligand-sensing cores. On the other hand, structural classification by scaffold trees (for example, structural classification of natural products or SCONP), when combined with software tools like "Scaffold Hunter", enables the hierarchical structural classification of small-molecule collections in tree-like arrangements, their annotation with bioactivity data, and the intuitive navigation of chemical space. Brachiation (in a manner analogous to tree-swinging primates) within the scaffold trees serves to identify new starting points for the design and synthesis of small-molecule libraries, and PSSC may be used to select potential protein targets. The introduction of chemical diversity in compound collections designed according to the logic of BIOS is essential for the frequent identification of small molecules with diverse biological activities. The continuing development of synthetic methodology, both on solid phase and in solution, enables the generation of focused small-molecule collections with sufficient substituent, stereochemical, and scaffold diversity to yield comparatively high hit rates in biochemical and biological screens from relatively small libraries. BIOS has also allowed the identification of new ligand classes for several different proteins and chemical probes for the study of protein function in cells. PMID:20481515

  4. Biofabrication of a PLGA-TCP-based porous bioactive bone substitute with sustained release of icaritin.

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    Xie, Xin-Hui; Wang, Xin-Luan; Zhang, Ge; He, Yi-Xin; Leng, Yang; Tang, Ting-Ting; Pan, Xiaohua; Qin, Ling

    2012-12-18

    A phytomolecule, icaritin, has been identified and shown to be osteopromotive for the prevention of osteoporosis and osteonecrosis. This study aimed to produce a bioactive poly (l-lactide-co-glycolide)-tricalcium phosphate (PLGA-TCP)-based porous scaffold incorporating the osteopromotive phytomolecule icaritin, using a fine spinning technology. Both the structure and the composition of icaritin-releasing PLGA-TCP-based scaffolds were evaluated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The porosity was quantified by both water absorption and micro-computed tomography (micro-CT). The mechanical properties were evaluated using a compression test. In vitro release of icaritin from the PLGA-TCP scaffold was quantified by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The attachment, proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) on the composite scaffold were evaluated. Both an in vitro cytotoxicity test and an in vivo test via muscular implantation were conducted to confirm the scaffold's biocompatibility. The results showed that the PLGA-TCP-icaritin composite scaffold was porous, with interconnected macro- (about 480?µm) and micropores (2-15?µm). The mechanical properties of the PLGA-TCP-icaritin scaffold were comparable with those of the pure PLGA-TCP scaffold, yet was spinning direction-dependent. Icaritin content was detected in the medium and increased with time. The PLGA-TCP-icaritin scaffold facilitated the attachment, proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of BMSCs. In vitro cytotoxicity test and in vivo intramuscular implantation showed that the composite scaffold had no toxicity with good biocompatibility. In conclusion, an osteopromotive phytomolecule, icaritin, was successfully incorporated into PLGA-TCP to form an innovative porous composite scaffold with sustained release of osteopromotive icaritin, and this scaffold had good biocompatibility and osteopromotion, suggesting its potential for orthopaedic applications. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. PMID:23255530

  5. Bioactive supramolecular peptide nanofibers for regenerative medicine.

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    Arslan, Elif; Garip, I Ceren; Gulseren, Gulcihan; Tekinay, Ayse B; Guler, Mustafa O

    2014-09-01

    Recent advances in understanding of cell-matrix interactions and the role of the extracellular matrix (ECM) in regulation of cellular behavior have created new perspectives for regenerative medicine. Supramolecular peptide nanofiber systems have been used as synthetic scaffolds in regenerative medicine applications due to their tailorable properties and ability to mimic ECM proteins. Through designed bioactive epitopes, peptide nanofiber systems provide biomolecular recognition sites that can trigger specific interactions with cell surface receptors. The present Review covers structural and biochemical properties of the self-assembled peptide nanofibers for tissue regeneration, and highlights studies that investigate the ability of ECM mimetic peptides to alter cellular behavior including cell adhesion, proliferation, and/or differentiation. PMID:24574311

  6. Scaffolding: A Broader View.

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    Reid, D. Kim

    1998-01-01

    This commentary on C. Addison Stone's paper on the scaffolding metaphor for the learning disabilities field identifies issues in the metaphor's use and concludes that effective special education has been inhibited by isolation of interventions from theory and by the way teacher education is structured. Use of the scaffolding metaphor to refocus…

  7. Hierarchical scaffolding with Bambus.

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    Pop, Mihai; Kosack, Daniel S; Salzberg, Steven L

    2004-01-01

    The output of a genome assembler generally comprises a collection of contiguous DNA sequences (contigs) whose relative placement along the genome is not defined. A procedure called scaffolding is commonly used to order and orient these contigs using paired read information. This ordering of contigs is an essential step when finishing and analyzing the data from a whole-genome shotgun project. Most recent assemblers include a scaffolding module; however, users have little control over the scaffolding algorithm or the information produced. We thus developed a general-purpose scaffolder, called Bambus, which affords users significant flexibility in controlling the scaffolding parameters. Bambus was used recently to scaffold the low-coverage draft dog genome data. Most significantly, Bambus enables the use of linking data other than that inferred from mate-pair information. For example, the sequence of a completed genome can be used to guide the scaffolding of a related organism. We present several applications of Bambus: support for finishing, comparative genomics, analysis of the haplotype structure of genomes, and scaffolding of a mammalian genome at low coverage. Bambus is available as an open-source package from our Web site. PMID:14707177

  8. Strategies for neurotrophin-3 and chondroitinase ABC release from freeze-cast chitosan-alginate nerve-guidance scaffolds.

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    Francis, Nicola L; Hunger, Philipp M; Donius, Amalie E; Wegst, Ulrike G K; Wheatley, Margaret A

    2014-06-01

    Freeze casting, or controlled unidirectional solidification, can be used to fabricate chitosan-alginate (C-A) scaffolds with highly aligned porosity that are suitable for use as nerve-guidance channels. To augment the guidance of growth across a spinal cord injury lesion, these scaffolds are now evaluated in vitro to assess their ability to release neurotrophin-3 (NT-3) and chondroitinase ABC (chABC) in a controlled manner. Protein-loaded microcapsules were incorporated into C-A scaffolds prior to freeze casting without affecting the original scaffold architecture. In vitro protein release was not significantly different when comparing protein loaded directly into the scaffolds with release from scaffolds containing incorporated microcapsules. NT-3 was released from the C-A scaffolds for 8?weeks in vitro, while chABC was released for up to 7?weeks. Low total percentages of protein released from the scaffolds over this time period were attributed to limitation of diffusion by the interpenetrating polymer network matrix of the scaffold walls. NT-3 and chABC released from the scaffolds retained bioactivity, as determined by a neurite outgrowth assay, and the promotion of neurite growth across an inhibitory barrier of chondroitin sulphate proteoglycans. This demonstrates the potential of these multifunctional scaffolds for enhancing axonal regeneration through growth-inhibiting glial scars via the sustained release of chABC and NT-3. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. PMID:24889394

  9. Porous polycaprolactone/nanohydroxyapatite tissue engineering scaffolds fabricated by combining NaCl and PEG as co-porogens: structure, property, and chondrocyte-scaffold interaction in vitro.

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    Liu, Li; Wang, Yuanyuan; Guo, Shengrong; Wang, Zhenyu; Wang, Wei

    2012-05-01

    In this study, porous polycaprolactone/nanohydroxyapatite (PCL/nHA) composite scaffolds were fabricated using a modified melt-molding/leaching technique, by the combination of salt particulate (NaCl) and water-soluble polymer (PEG) as co-porogens. The porogens were kept at a constant proportion of 70% in the blends but varied in the NaCl/PEG ratio and the PEG variety to generate PCL/nHA scaffolds with various pore architectures. The resultant composite scaffolds were investigated on their morphologies, physicochemical properties, mechanical properties, and in vitro degradation. The cell-scaffold interactions were evaluated in vitro using chondrocyte. Generally, the PCL/nHA scaffolds exhibited multimodal pore morphologies consisting of macropores and interconnected micropores, created by the extraction of NaCl particulate and continuous PEG phase. The evolution of porogens led to much effect on the overall pore architecture of the scaffolds; subsequently, their physiochemical and mechanical properties and degradation behaviors, as well as the cell binding and proliferation. The PCL/nHA scaffold prepared from NaCl/PEG 4000 (20/50) presented more macropores (>50 ?m) with interconnectivity and showed higher strength and improved bioactivity than the others. All of these results suggest promising potentials of PCL/nHA scaffolds developed in this study desired for cartilage tissue engineering. PMID:22447487

  10. Functionalized self-assembling peptide nanofiber hydrogel as a scaffold for rabbit nucleus pulposus cells.

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    Wang, Baichuan; Wu, Yongchao; Shao, Zengwu; Yang, Shuhua; Che, Biao; Sun, Caixia; Ma, Zhilin; Zhang, Yannan

    2012-03-01

    In this study, a new functionalized peptide RLN was designed containing the bioactive motif link N, the amino terminal peptide of link protein. A link N nanofiber scaffold (LN-NS) was self-assembled by mixing peptide solution of RLN and RADA16. The characterization of LN-NS was tested using atomic force microscopy (AFM). The biocompatibility and bioactivity of this nanofiber scaffold for rabbit nucleus pulposus cells (NPCs) were also evaluated. This designer functionalized nanofiber scaffold exhibited little cytotoxicity and promoted NPCs adhesion obviously. In three-dimensional cell culture experiments, confocal reconstructed images testified that the functionalized LN-NS-guided NPCs migration from the surface into the hydrogel considerably, in which the RADA16 scaffold did not. Moreover, the functionalized LN-NS significantly stimulated the biosynthesis of extracelluar matrices (ECM) by NPCs. Our findings demonstrate that the functionalized nanofiber scaffold containing link N had excellent biocompatibility and bioactivity with rabbit NPCs and could be useful in the nucleus pulposus regeneration. PMID:22213420

  11. Exogenous phytoestrogenic molecule icaritin incorporated into a porous scaffold for enhancing bone defect repair.

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    Wang, Xin-Luan; Xie, Xin-Hui; Zhang, Ge; Chen, Shi-Hui; Yao, Dong; He, Kai; Wang, Xiao-Hong; Yao, Xin-Sheng; Leng, Yang; Fung, Kwok-Pui; Leung, Kwok-Sui; Qin, Ling

    2013-01-01

    This study was designed to develop a bioactive scaffold to enhance bone defect repair in steroid-associated osteonecrosis (SAON). Icaritin, a metabolite of the herb Epimedium, has been identified as an angiogenic and osteogenic phytomolecule. Icaritin was homogenized into poly lactic-co-glycolic acid/tricalcium phosphate (PLGA/TCP) to form an icaritin-releasing porous composite scaffold (PLGA/TCP/icaritin) by fine-spinning technology. In vitro, high performance liquid chromatography was used to determine the release of icaritin during degradation of PLGA/TCP/icaritin. The osteogenic effects of PLGA/TCP/icaritin were evaluated using rat bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs). In vivo, the osteogenic effect of PLGA/TCP/icaritin was determined within a bone tunnel after core decompression in SAON rabbits and angiography within scaffolds was examined in rabbit muscle pouch model. In vitro study confirmed the sustainable release of icaritin from PLGA/TCP/icaritin with the bioactive scaffold promoting the proliferation and osteoblastic differentiation of rat BMSCs. In vivo study showed that PLGA/TCP/icaritin significantly promoted new bone formation within the bone defect after core decompression in SAON rabbits and enhanced neovascularization in the rabbit muscle pouch experiment. In conclusion, PLGA/TCP/icaritin is an innovative local delivery system that demonstrates sustainable release of osteogenic phytomolecule icaritin enhancing bone repair in an SAON rabbit model. The supplement of scaffold materials with bioactive phytomolecule(s) might improve treatment efficiency in challenging orthopedic conditions. PMID:22807243

  12. Ag-doped 45S5 Bioglass®-based bone scaffolds by molten salt ion exchange: processing and characterisation.

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    Newby, P J; El-Gendy, R; Kirkham, J; Yang, X B; Thompson, I D; Boccaccini, A R

    2011-03-01

    There is increasing interest in developing scaffolds with therapeutic and antibacterial potential for bone tissue engineering. Silver is a proven antibacterial agent which bacteria such as MRSA have little or no defense against. Using an ion exchange method, silver ions have been introduced into 45S5 Bioglass(®) based scaffolds that were fabricated using the foam replication technique. This technique allows the introduction of Ag(+) ions onto the surface of the scaffold without compromising the scaffold bioactivity and other physical properties such as porosity. Controlling the amount of Ag(+) ions introduced onto the surface of the scaffold was achieved by tailoring the ion exchange parameters to fabricate samples with repeatable and predictable Ag(+) ion release behavior. In vitro studies in simulated body fluid were carried out to ensure that the scaffolds maintained their bioactivity after the introduction of Ag(+) ions. It was also shown that the addition of low concentrations (2000:1 w/w) of silver ions supported the attachment and viability of human periodontal ligament stromal cells on the 3D scaffolds. This work has thus confirmed ion exchange as an effective technique to introduce Ag(+) ions into 45S5 Bioglass(®) scaffolds without compromising the basic properties of 45S5 Bioglass(®) which are required for applications in bone tissue engineering. PMID:21293911

  13. Alginate/lactose-modified chitosan hydrogels: a bioactive biomaterial for chondrocyte encapsulation.

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    Marsich, Eleonora; Borgogna, Massimiliano; Donati, Ivan; Mozetic, Pamela; Strand, Berit L; Salvador, Santiago Gomez; Vittur, Franco; Paoletti, Sergio

    2008-02-01

    A new bioactive scaffold was prepared from a binary polysaccharide mixture composed of a polyanion (alginate) and a polycation (a lactose-modified chitosan, chitlac). Its potential use for articular chondrocytes encapsulation and cartilage reconstructive surgery applications has been studied. The hydrogel combines the ability of alginate to act as a 3D supporting structure with the capability of the second component (chitlac) to provide interactions with porcine articular chondrocytes. Physico-chemical characterization of the scaffold was accomplished by gel kinetics and compression measurements and demonstrated that alginate-chitlac mixture (AC-mixture) hydrogels exhibit better mechanical properties when compared with sole alginate hydrogels. Furthermore, biochemical and biological studies showed that these 3D scaffolds are able to maintain chondrocyte phenotype and particularly to significantly stimulate and promote chondrocyte growth and proliferation. In conclusion, the present study can be considered as a first step towards an engineered, biologically active scaffold for chondrocyte in vitro cultivation, expansion, and cell delivery. PMID:17618521

  14. New Bioactive Fatty Acids

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    Many oxygenated fatty acids are bioactive compounds. Nocardia cholesterolicum and Flavobacterium DS5 convert oleic acid to 10 hydroxy stearic acid and linoleic acid to 10-hydroxy-12(Z)-octadecanoic acid. Pseudomonas aeruginosa PR3 converts oleic acid to new compounds, 7,10-dihydroxy-8(E)-octadecen...

  15. Electrostatic Control of Bioactivity

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    Goldberger, Joshua E.; Berns, Eric J.; Bitton, Ronit; Newcomb, Christina J.; Stupp, Samuel I. (NWU)

    2012-03-15

    The power of independence: When exhibited on the surface of self-assembling peptide-amphiphile nanofibers, the hydrophobic laminin-derived IKVAV epitope induced nanofiber bundling through interdigitation with neighboring fibers and thus decreased the bioactivity of the resulting materials. The inclusion of charged amino acids in the peptide amphiphiles disrupted the tendency to bundle and led to significantly enhanced neurite outgrowth.

  16. The development of collagen-GAG scaffold-membrane composites for tendon tissue engineering.

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    Caliari, Steven R; Ramirez, Manuel A; Harley, Brendan A C

    2011-12-01

    Current tissue engineering approaches for tendon defects require improved biomaterials to balance microstructural and mechanical design criteria. Collagen-glycosaminoglycan (CG) scaffolds have shown considerable success as in vivo regenerative templates and in vitro constructs to study cell behavior. While these scaffolds possess many advantageous qualities, their mechanical properties are typically orders of magnitude lower than orthopedic tissues such as tendon. Taking inspiration from mechanically efficient core-shell composites in nature such as plant stems and porcupine quills, we have created core-shell CG composites that display high bioactivity and improved mechanical integrity. These composites feature integration of a low density, anisotropic CG scaffold core with a high density, CG membrane shell. CG membranes were fabricated via an evaporative process that allowed separate tuning of membrane thickness and elastic moduli and were found to be isotropic in-plane. The membranes were then integrated with an anisotropic CG scaffold core via freeze-drying and subsequent crosslinking. Increasing the relative thickness of the CG membrane shell was shown to increase composite tensile elastic modulus by as much as a factor of 36 in a manner consistent with predictions from layered composites theory. CG scaffold-membrane composites were found to support tendon cell viability, proliferation, and metabolic activity in vitro, suggesting they maintain sufficient permeability while demonstrating improved mechanical strength. This work suggests an effective, biomimetic approach for balancing strength and bioactivity requirements of porous scaffolds for tissue engineering. PMID:21880362

  17. Effects of compatibility of deproteinized antler cancellous bone with various bioactive factors on their osteogenic potential.

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    Zhang, Xuehui; Xu, Mingming; Song, Lin; Wei, Yan; Lin, Yuanhua; Liu, Wentao; Heng, Boon C; Peng, Hui; Wang, Ying; Deng, Xuliang

    2013-12-01

    Combinations of calcium phosphate scaffolds and bioactive factors are promising niche-mimetic solutions for repairing large-sized bone defects. However, the importance of compatibility between scaffolds and bioactive factors on their osteogenic outcomes has been largely ignored. This study aimed to investigate the compatibility of calcinated antler cancellous bone (CACB) scaffolds with various bioactive factors including icariin (ICA), velvet antler polypeptides (VAP) or recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) as well as their combinational osteogenic potential in vitro and in vivo. Scanning electron microscopy and fourier transform infrared spectroscopy confirmed the uniform distribution and chemical stability of the reagents on CABC. In vitro release profiles showed relative steady release of ICA from ICA/CACB, burst VAP release from VAP/CACB, and minimal rhBMP-2 release from rhBMP-2/CACB composites. When compared with VAP and rhBMP-2, incorporation of ICA within CACB resulted in most increased cell attachment, proliferation, alkaline phosphatase activity, osteogenic gene expression, and mineralization of rat bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells. In rabbit mandible critical-sized defects, the most extensive osteogenesis and neovascularization were observed in the ICA/CACB group. Differences between the VAP/CACB and rhBMP-2/CACB groups were not apparent. Interestingly, low pro-inflammatory (TNF-?, IL-6) and high anti-inflammatory (IL-10) mRNA levels were observed at scaffold implantation sites which were in close association with amount of new bone formation. These findings highlight that the compatibility between scaffolds and bioactive factors should been taken into account when considering the formula of optimized bone defect repair. PMID:24008040

  18. Bioactive factors for tissue regeneration: state of the art

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    Ohba, Shinsuke; Hojo, Hironori; Chung, Ung-il

    2012-01-01

    Summary There are three components for the creation of new tissues: cell sources, scaffolds, and bioactive factors. Unlike conventional medical strategies, regenerative medicine requires not only analytical approaches but also integrative ones. Basic research has identified a number of bioactive factors that are necessary, but not sufficient, for organogenesis. In skeletal development, these factors include bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs), transforming growth factor ? TGF-?, Wnts, hedgehogs (Hh), fibroblast growth factors (FGFs), insulin-like growth factors (IGFs), SRY box-containing gene (Sox) 9, Sp7, and runt-related transcription factors (Runx). Clinical and preclinical studies have been extensively performed to apply the knowledge to bone and cartilage regeneration. Given the large number of findings obtained so far, it would be a good time for a multi-disciplinary, collaborative effort to optimize these known factors and develop appropriate drug delivery systems for delivering them. PMID:23738297

  19. Bioactive factors for tissue regeneration: state of the art.

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    Ohba, Shinsuke; Hojo, Hironori; Chung, Ung-Il

    2012-07-01

    THERE ARE THREE COMPONENTS FOR THE CREATION OF NEW TISSUES: cell sources, scaffolds, and bioactive factors. Unlike conventional medical strategies, regenerative medicine requires not only analytical approaches but also integrative ones. Basic research has identified a number of bioactive factors that are necessary, but not sufficient, for organogenesis. In skeletal development, these factors include bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs), transforming growth factor ? TGF-?, Wnts, hedgehogs (Hh), fibroblast growth factors (FGFs), insulin-like growth factors (IGFs), SRY box-containing gene (Sox) 9, Sp7, and runt-related transcription factors (Runx). Clinical and preclinical studies have been extensively performed to apply the knowledge to bone and cartilage regeneration. Given the large number of findings obtained so far, it would be a good time for a multi-disciplinary, collaborative effort to optimize these known factors and develop appropriate drug delivery systems for delivering them. PMID:23738297

  20. In vitro and animal study of novel nano-hydroxyapatite/poly(epsilon-caprolactone) composite scaffolds fabricated by layer manufacturing process.

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    Heo, Su-Jin; Kim, Seung-Eon; Wei, Jie; Kim, Dong Hwa; Hyun, Young-Taek; Yun, Hui-Suk; Kim, Hyung Keun; Yoon, Taek Rim; Kim, Su-Hyang; Park, Su-A; Shin, Ji Won; Shin, Jung-Woog

    2009-05-01

    The purpose of this study was to propose a computer-controllable scaffold structure made by a layer manufacturing process (LMP) with addition of nano- or micro-sized particles and to investigate the effects of particle size in vitro. In addition, the superiority of this LMP method over the conventional scaffolds made by salt leaching and gas forming process was investigated through animal study. Using the LMP, we have created a new nano-sized hydroxyapatite/poly(epsilon-caprolactone) composite (n-HPC) scaffold and a micro-sized hydroxyapatite/poly(epsilon-caprolactone) composite (m-HPC) scaffold for bone tissue engineering applications. The scaffold macropores were well interconnected, with a porosity of 73% and a pore size of 500 microm. The compressive modulus of the n-HPC and m-HPC scaffolds was 6.76 and 3.18 MPa, respectively. We compared the cellular responses to the two kinds of scaffolds. Both n-HPC and m-HPC exhibited good in vitro biocompatibility. Attachment and proliferation of mesenchymal stem cells were better on the n-HPC than on the m-HPC scaffold. Moreover, significantly higher alkaline phosphatase activity and calcium content were observed on the n-HPC than on the m-HPC scaffold. In an animal study, the LMP scaffolds enhanced bone formation, owing to their well-interconnected pores. Radiological and histological examinations confirmed that the new bony tissue had grown easily into the entire n-HPC scaffold fabricated by LMP. We suggest that the well-interconnected pores in the LMP scaffolds might encourage cell attachment, proliferation, and migration to stimulate cell functions, thus enhancing bone formation in the LMP scaffolds. This study shows that bioactive and biocompatible n-HPC composite scaffolds prepared using an LMP have potential applications in bone tissue engineering. PMID:18803480

  1. Scaffolds in Tendon Tissue Engineering

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    Longo, Umile Giuseppe; Lamberti, Alfredo; Petrillo, Stefano; Maffulli, Nicola; Denaro, Vincenzo

    2012-01-01

    Tissue engineering techniques using novel scaffold materials offer potential alternatives for managing tendon disorders. Tissue engineering strategies to improve tendon repair healing include the use of scaffolds, growth factors, cell seeding, or a combination of these approaches. Scaffolds have been the most common strategy investigated to date. Available scaffolds for tendon repair include both biological scaffolds, obtained from mammalian tissues, and synthetic scaffolds, manufactured from chemical compounds. Preliminary studies support the idea that scaffolds can provide an alternative for tendon augmentation with an enormous therapeutic potential. However, available data are lacking to allow definitive conclusion on the use of scaffolds for tendon augmentation. We review the current basic science and clinical understanding in the field of scaffolds and tissue engineering for tendon repair. PMID:22190961

  2. Denatured collagen as support for a FGF2 delivery system: physicochemical characterizations and in vitro release kinetics and bioactivity

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    Marie-France Côté; Gaetan Laroche; Edith Gagnon; Pascale Chevallier; Charles J Doillon

    2004-01-01

    Collagen-based materials have scaffold properties to support bioactive molecules such as growth factor (GF). Gelatin, a denatured collagen, may have also some potential to interact with GF. An alternative process to denature collagen using trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) was investigated. Physicochemical characterization (XPS, DSC, isoelectric point, water uptake) of TFA-denatured collagen was comparable to regular gelatin, except a significant hydrophilicity and

  3. Functionally graded bioactive coatings: From fabrication to testing

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    Foppiano, Silvia

    Every year about half a million Americans undergo total joint replacement surgery of some kind. This number is expected to steadily increase in the future. About 20% of these patients will need a revision surgery because of implant failure, with a significant increase in health care cost. Current implant materials for load bearing applications must be strong enough to support the loads involved in daily activities, and bioinert, to limit reactivity in the body that may cause inflammatory and other adverse reactions. Metal alloys are typically used as materials for load bearing implants and rely on mechanical interlocking to achieve fixation which can be improved by using bone cements. To improve implant osteointegration, metal implants have been coated with a bone-like mineral: hydroxyapatite (HA). The plasma spray technique is commonly used to apply the HA coating. Such implants do not require the use of bone cement. Plasma sprayed HA coated implants are FDA approved and currently on the market, but their properties are not reproducible or reliable. Thus, coating delamination can occur. Our research group developed a novel family of bioactive glasses which were enameled onto titanium alloy using a functionally graded approach. We stratified the coating with different glass compositions to fulfill different functions. We coupled a first glass layer, with a good CTE match to the alloy, with a second layer of bioactive glass obtaining a functionally graded bioactive coating (FGC). In this thesis for the first time the cytocompatibility of novel bioactive glasses, and their functionally graded coatings on Ti6Al4V, was studied with an in vitro bone model (MC3T3-E1.4 mouse preosteblast cells). The novel bioactive glasses are cytocompatible and no compositional change is required. The fabrication process is reproducible, introduces a small (average 6 vol%) amount of crystallization, which does not significantly affect bioactivity in SBF as tested. The coatings are cytocompatible, but should be preconditioned in SBF prior to their use. Preconditioning stabilizes the coatings, eliminates possible contaminants introduced during processing and handling, and yields dissolution products capable of inducing specific gene expression (e.g. Runx-2). Future research will involve identification of such dissolution products as well as in vivo testing.

  4. Titanium scaffolds for osteointegration: mechanical, in vitro and corrosion behaviour.

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    Cachinho, Sandra C P; Correia, Rui N

    2008-01-01

    While titanium has been successful as an orthopaedic or dental implant material, performance problems still persist concerning implant-bone interfacial strength and mechanical modulus mismatch between metal and tissue. Porous structures are an advantageous alternative because the elastic modulus can be adjusted to match that of bone, thereby preventing bone resorption. Furthermore, to achieve early and strong stabilization theses structures may be coated with bioactive deposits, as hydroxyapatite. In the present work, titanium porous scaffolds were produced from TiH(2) slurry by a replication sponge reactive sintering method, and coated with hydroxyapatite by the sol-gel process. The obtained structures were microstructurally and mechanically characterized. Their in vitro bioactivity was investigated by soaking in a simulated body fluid (SBF). Electrochemical characterization was also performed in order to evaluate the effect of coating on corrosion resistance. The scaffolds exhibit a three-dimensionally interconnected porous structure that can be mechanically and morphologically compared to trabecular bone. Their in vitro bioactivity suggests potential for osseous integration. Coating also improves corrosion resistance in physiologically saline environment. PMID:17607517

  5. Multiscale Photoacoustic Microscopy of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube-Incorporated Tissue Engineering Scaffolds

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    Cai, Xin; Paratala, Bhavna S.; Hu, Song

    2012-01-01

    Three-dimensional polymeric scaffolds provide structural support and function as substrates for cells and bioactive molecules necessary for tissue regeneration. Noninvasive real-time imaging of scaffolds and/or the process of tissue formation within the scaffold remains a challenge. Microcomputed tomography, the widely used technique to characterize polymeric scaffolds, shows poor contrast for scaffolds immersed in biological fluids, thereby limiting its utilities under physiological conditions. In this article, multiscale photoacoustic microscopy (PAM), consisting of both acoustic-resolution PAM (AR-PAM) and optical-resolution PAM (OR-PAM), was employed to image and characterize single-walled carbon-nanotube (SWNT)–incorporated poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) polymer scaffolds immersed in biological buffer. SWNTs were incorporated to reinforce the mechanical properties of the scaffolds, and to enhance the photoacoustic signal from the scaffolds. By choosing excitation wavelengths of 570 and 638?nm, multiscale PAM could spectroscopically differentiate the photoacoustic signals generated from blood and from carbon-nanotube-incorporated scaffolds. OR-PAM, providing a fine lateral resolution of 2.6??m with an adequate tissue penetration of 660??m, successfully quantified the average porosity and pore size of the scaffolds to be 86.5%±1.2% and 153±15??m in diameter, respectively. AR-PAM further extended the tissue penetration to 2?mm at the expense of lateral resolution (45??m). Our results suggest that PAM is a promising tool for noninvasive real-time imaging and monitoring of tissue engineering scaffolds in vitro, and in vivo under physiological conditions. PMID:22082018

  6. Effect of a synthetic link N peptide nanofiber scaffold on the matrix deposition of aggrecan and type II collagen in rabbit notochordal cells.

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    Ma, Kaige; Wu, Yongchao; Wang, Baichuan; Yang, Shuhua; Wei, Yulong; Shao, Zengwu

    2013-02-01

    Self-assembling peptide nanofiber scaffolds have been studied extensively as biological materials for 3-dimensional cell culture and repairing tissue defects in animals. However, few studies have applied peptide nanofiber scaffolds in the tissue engineering of intervertebral discs (IVDs). In this study, a novel functionalized peptide scaffold was specifically designed for IVD tissue engineering, and notochordal cells (NCs) as an alternative cell source for IVD degeneration were selected to investigate the bioactive scaffold material. The novel RADA16-Link N self-assembling peptide scaffold material was designed by direct coupling to a bioactive motif link N. The link N nanofiber scaffold (LN-NS) material was obtained by mixing pure RADA16-I and RADA16-Link N (1:1) designer peptide solutions. Although live/dead cell assays showed that LN-NS and RADA16-I scaffold materials were both biocompatible with NCs, the LN-NS material significantly promoted NC adhesion compared with that of the pure RADA16-I SAP scaffold material. The depositions of aggrecan and type II collagen, which are significant markers for IVD cells, were remarkably increased. Furthermore, the results indicated that the link N motif, the matrix analog of the nucleus pulposus, significantly promoted the accumulation of other extracellular matrices in vitro. We conclude that the novel LN-NS material is a promising biological scaffold material, and may have a broad range of applications in IVD tissue engineering. PMID:23154913

  7. Preparation and osteogenic properties of magnesium calcium phosphate biocement scaffolds for bone regeneration

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    Li, X.; Niu, Y.; Guo, H.; Chen, H.; Li, F.; Zhang, J.; Chen, W.; Wu, Z.; Deng, Y.; Wei, J.; Liu, C.

    2013-07-01

    The regenerative treatment of large osseous defects remains a formidable challenge in today. In the present study, we have synthesized biodegradable magnesium calcium phosphate biocement (MCPB) scaffolds with interconnected macroporous structure (100-600 ?m), as well as good bioactivity, biocompatibility and proper degradatibility. The results revealed that the porosity increased from 52% to 80% of MCPB scaffolds while the compressive strength decreased from 6.1 MPa to 1.2 MPa. We further assessed the effects of scaffolds on the rabbit femur cavity defect model in vivo by using synchrotron radiation X-ray microCT and microCT imaging, indicating that the MCPB scaffolds underwent gradually degradation and promoted the extensive neo-bone formation.

  8. Mechanical properties, biological activity and protein controlled release by poly(vinyl alcohol)-bioglass/chitosan-collagen composite scaffolds: a bone tissue engineering applications.

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    Pon-On, Weeraphat; Charoenphandhu, Narattaphol; Teerapornpuntakit, Jarinthorn; Thongbunchoo, Jirawan; Krishnamra, Nateetip; Tang, I-Ming

    2014-05-01

    In the present study, composite scaffolds made with different weight ratios (0.5:1, 1:1 and 2:1) of bioactive glass (15Ca:80Si:5P) (BG)/polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) (PVABG) and chitosan (Chi)/collagen (Col) (ChiCol) were prepared by three mechanical freeze-thaw followed by freeze-drying to obtain the porous scaffolds. The mechanical properties and the in vitro biocompatibility of the composite scaffolds to simulated body fluid (SBF) and to rat osteoblast-like UMR-106 cells were investigated. The results from the studies indicated that the porosity and compressive strength were controlled by the weight ratio of PVABG:ChiCol. The highest compressive modulus of the composites made was 214.64 MPa which was for the 1:1 weight ratio PVABG:ChiCol. Mineralization study in SBF showed the formation of apatite crystals on the PVABG:ChiCol surface after 7 days of incubation. In vitro cell availability and proliferation tests confirmed the osteoblast attachment and growth on the PVABG:ChiCol surface. MTT and ALP tests on the 1:1 weight ratio PVABG:ChiCol composite indicated that the UMR-106 cells were viable. Alkaline phosphatase activity was found to increase with increasing culturing time. In addition, we showed the potential of PVABG:ChiCol drug delivery through PBS solution studies. 81.14% of BSA loading had been achieved and controlled release for over four weeks was observed. Our results indicated that the PVABG:ChiCol composites, especially the 1:1 weight ratio composite exhibited significantly improved mechanical, mineral deposition, biological properties and controlled release. This made them potential candidates for bone tissue engineering applications. PMID:24656353

  9. Nanofibrous yet injectable polycaprolactone-collagen bone tissue scaffold with osteoprogenitor cells and controlled release of bone morphogenetic protein-2.

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    Subramanian, Gayathri; Bialorucki, Callan; Yildirim-Ayan, Eda

    2015-06-01

    In this work, we developed a nanofibrous, yet injectable orthobiologic tissue scaffold that is capable of hosting osteoprogenitor cells and controlling kinetic release profile of the encapsulated pro-osteogenic factor without diminishing its bioactivity over 21days. This innovative injectable scaffold was synthesized by incorporating electrospun and subsequently O2 plasma-functionalized polycaprolactone (PCL) nanofibers within the collagen type-I solution along with MC3T3-E1 cells (pre-osteoblasts) and bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP2). Through changing the PCL nanofiber concentration within the injectable scaffolds, we were able to tailor the mechanical strength, protein retention capacity, bioactivity preservation, and osteoinductive potential of the scaffolds. The nanofibrous internal structure of the scaffold allowed us to use a low dose of BMP2 (200ng/ml) to achieve osteoblastic differentiation in in vitro culture. The osteogenesis capacity of the injectable scaffolds were evaluated though measuring MC3T3-E1 cell proliferation, ALP activity, matrix mineralization, and early- and late-osteoblast specific gene expression profiles over 21days. The results demonstrated that the nanofibrous injectable scaffold provides not only an osteoinductive environment for osteoprogenitor cells to differentiate, but also a suitable biomechanical and biochemical environment to act as a reservoir for osteogenic factors with controlled release profile. PMID:25842103

  10. Biocompatibility of a porous alumina ceramic scaffold coated with hydroxyapatite and bioglass.

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    Kido, Hueliton Wilian; Ribeiro, Daniel Araki; de Oliveira, Poliani; Parizotto, Nivaldo Antônio; Camilo, Claudia Cristiane; Fortulan, Carlos Alberto; Marcantonio, Elcio; da Silva, Victor Hugo Pereira; Renno, Ana Claudia Muniz

    2014-07-01

    This study aimed to evaluate the osteointegration and genotoxic potential of a bioactive scaffold, composed of alumina and coated with hydroxyapatite and bioglass, after their implantation in tibias of rats. For this purpose, Wistar rats underwent surgery to induce a tibial bone defect, which was filled with the bioactive scaffolds. Histology analysis (descriptive and morphometry) of the bone tissue and the single-cell gel assay (comet) in multiple organs (blood, liver, and kidney) were used to reach this aim after a period of 30, 60, 90, and 180 days of material implantation. The main findings showed that the incorporation of hydroxyapatite and bioglass in the alumina scaffolds produced a suitable environment for bone ingrowth in the tibial defects and did not demonstrate any genotoxicity in the organs evaluated in all experimental periods. These results clearly indicate that the bioactive scaffolds used in this study present osteogenic potential and still exhibit local and systemic biocompatibility. These findings are promising once they convey important information about the behavior of this novel biomaterial in biological system and highlight its possible clinical application. PMID:23894045

  11. Gel scaffolds of BMP-2-binding peptide amphiphile nanofibers for spinal arthrodesis.

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    Lee, Sungsoo S; Hsu, Erin L; Mendoza, Marco; Ghodasra, Jason; Nickoli, Michael S; Ashtekar, Amruta; Polavarapu, Mahesh; Babu, Jacob; Riaz, Rehan M; Nicolas, Joseph D; Nelson, David; Hashmi, Sohaib Z; Kaltz, Stuart R; Earhart, Jeffrey S; Merk, Bradley R; McKee, Jeff S; Bairstow, Shawn F; Shah, Ramille N; Hsu, Wellington K; Stupp, Samuel I

    2015-01-01

    Peptide amphiphile (PA) nanofibers formed by self-assembly can be customized for specific applications in regenerative medicine through the use of molecules that display bioactive signals on their surfaces. Here, the use of PA nanofibers with binding affinity for the bone promoting growth factor BMP-2 to create a gel scaffold for osteogenesis is reported. With the objective of reducing the amount of BMP-2 used clinically for successful arthrodesis in the spine, amounts of growth factor incorporated in the scaffolds that are 10 to 100 times lower than that those used clinically in collagen scaffolds are used. The efficacy of the bioactive PA system to promote BMP-2-induced osteogenesis in vivo is investigated in a rat posterolateral lumbar intertransverse spinal fusion model. PA nanofiber gels displaying BMP-2-binding segments exhibit superior spinal fusion rates relative to controls, effectively decreasing the required therapeutic dose of BMP-2 by 10-fold. Interestingly, a 42% fusion rate is observed for gels containing the bioactive nanofibers without the use of exogenous BMP-2, suggesting the ability of the nanofiber to recruit endogenous growth factor. Results obtained here demonstrate that bioactive biomaterials with capacity to bind specific growth factors by design are great targets for regenerative medicine. PMID:24753455

  12. A comparison study of different physical treatments on cartilage matrix derived porous scaffolds for tissue engineering applications

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    Moradi, Ali; Pramanik, Sumit; Ataollahi, Forough; Khalil, Alizan Abdul; Kamarul, Tunku; Pingguan-Murphy, Belinda

    2014-12-01

    Native cartilage matrix derived (CMD) scaffolds from various animal and human sources have drawn attention in cartilage tissue engineering due to the demonstrable presence of bioactive components. Different chemical and physical treatments have been employed to enhance the micro-architecture of CMD scaffolds. In this study we have assessed the typical effects of physical cross-linking methods, namely ultraviolet (UV) light, dehydrothermal (DHT) treatment, and combinations of them on bovine articular CMD porous scaffolds with three different matrix concentrations (5%, 15% and 30%) to assess the relative strengths of each treatment. Our findings suggest that UV and UV–DHT treatments on 15% CMD scaffolds can yield architecturally optimal scaffolds for cartilage tissue engineering.

  13. Correlation between properties and microstructure of laser sintered porous ?-tricalcium phosphate bone scaffolds

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    Shuai, Cijun; Feng, Pei; Zhang, Liyang; Gao, Chengde; Hu, Huanlong; Peng, Shuping; Min, Anjie

    2013-10-01

    A porous ?-tricalcium phosphate (?-TCP) bioceramic scaffold was successfully prepared with our homemade selective laser sintering system. Microstructure observation by a scanning electron microscope showed that the grains grew from 0.21 to 1.32 ?m with the decrease of laser scanning speed from 250 to 50 mm min-1. The mechanical properties increased mainly due to the improved apparent density when the laser scanning speed decreased to 150 mm min-1. When the scanning speed was further decreased, the grain size became larger and the mechanical properties severely decreased. The highest Vickers hardness and fracture toughness of the scaffold were 3.59 GPa and 1.16 MPa m1/2, respectively, when laser power was 11 W, spot size was 1 mm in diameter, layer thickness was 0.1-0.2 mm and laser scanning speed was 150 mm min-1. The biocompatibility of these scaffolds was assessed in vitro with MG63 osteoblast-like cells and human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells. The results showed that all the prepared scaffolds are suitable for cell attachment and differentiation. Moreover, the smaller the grain size, the better the cell biocompatibility. The porous scaffold with a grain size of 0.71 ?m was immersed in a simulated body fluid for different days to assess the bioactivity. The surface of the scaffold was covered by a bone-like apatite layer, which indicated that the ?-TCP scaffold possesses good bioactivity. These discoveries demonstrated the evolution rule between grain microstructure and the properties that give a useful reference for the fabrication of ?-TCP bone scaffolds.

  14. Composite Scaffold of Poly(Vinyl Alcohol) and Interfacial Polyelectrolyte Complexation Fibers for Controlled Biomolecule Delivery

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    Cutiongco, Marie Francene A.; Choo, Royden K. T.; Shen, Nathaniel J. X.; Chua, Bryan M. X.; Sju, Ervi; Choo, Amanda W. L.; Le Visage, Catherine; Yim, Evelyn K. F.

    2015-01-01

    Controlled delivery of hydrophilic proteins is an important therapeutic strategy. However, widely used methods for protein delivery suffer from low incorporation efficiency and loss of bioactivity. The versatile interfacial polyelectrolyte complexation (IPC) fibers have the capacity for precise spatiotemporal release and protection of protein, growth factor, and cell bioactivity. Yet its weak mechanical properties limit its application and translation into a viable clinical solution. To overcome this limitation, IPC fibers can be incorporated into polymeric scaffolds such as the biocompatible poly(vinyl alcohol) hydrogel (PVA). Therefore, we explored the use of a composite scaffold of PVA and IPC fibers for controlled biomolecule release. We first observed that the permeability of biomolecules through PVA films were dependent on molecular weight. Next, IPC fibers were incorporated in between layers of PVA to produce PVA–IPC composite scaffolds with different IPC fiber orientation. The composite scaffold demonstrated excellent mechanical properties and efficient biomolecule incorporation. The rate of biomolecule release from PVA–IPC composite grafts exhibited dependence on molecular weight, with lysozyme showing near-linear release for 1?month. Angiogenic factors were also incorporated into the PVA–IPC grafts, as a potential biomedical application of the composite graft. While vascular endothelial growth factor only showed a maximum cumulative release of 3%, the smaller PEGylated-QK peptide showed maximum release of 33%. Notably, the released angiogenic biomolecules induced endothelial cell activity thus indicating retention of bioactivity. We also observed lack of significant macrophage response against PVA–IPC grafts in a rabbit model. Showing permeability, mechanical strength, precise temporal growth factor release, and bioinertness, PVA–IPC fibers composite scaffolds are excellent scaffolds for controlled biomolecule delivery in soft tissue engineering. PMID:25692128

  15. The in vitro bioactivity of two novel hydrophilic, partially degradable bone cements.

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    Boesel, Luciano F; Cachinho, Sandra C P; Fernandes, Maria H V; Reis, Rui L

    2007-03-01

    Composite bone cements were prepared with bioactive glasses (MgO-SiO(2)-3CaO.P(2)O(5)) of different reactivities. The matrix of these so-called hydrophilic, partially degradable and bioactive cements was composed of a starch/cellulose acetate blend and poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate). The addition of 30 wt.% of glasses to this system made them bioactive in acellular medium: a dense apatite layer formed on the surface after 7 days of immersion in simulated body fluid. This was demonstrated both by microscopic and infrared spectroscopic techniques. The composition of the glass and, consequently, its structure was found to have important effects on the rate of the apatite formation. The combination of reactivity obtained by one formulation with the hydrophilic and degradable character of these cements makes them a very promising alternative to conventional acrylic bone cements, by allowing a better stabilization of the implant and a stronger adhesion to the bone. PMID:17166784

  16. Broad spectrum bioactive sunscreens.

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    Velasco, Maria Valéria Robles; Sarruf, Fernanda Daud; Salgado-Santos, Idalina Maria Nunes; Haroutiounian-Filho, Carlos Alberto; Kaneko, Telma Mary; Baby, André Rolim

    2008-11-01

    The development of sunscreens containing reduced concentration of chemical UV filters, even though, possessing broad spectrum effectiveness with the use of natural raw materials that improve and infer UV absorption is of great interest. Due to the structural similarities between polyphenolic compounds and organic UV filters, they might exert photoprotection activity. The objective of the present research work was to develop bioactive sunscreen delivery systems containing rutin, Passiflora incarnata L. and Plantago lanceolata extracts associated or not with organic and inorganic UV filters. UV transmission of the sunscreen delivery system films was performed by using diffuse transmittance measurements coupling to an integrating sphere. In vitro photoprotection efficacy was evaluated according to the following parameters: estimated sun protection factor (SPF); Boot's Star Rating category; UVA/UVB ratio; and critical wavelength (lambda(c)). Sunscreen delivery systems obtained SPF values ranging from 0.972+/-0.004 to 28.064+/-2.429 and bioactive compounds interacted with the UV filters positive and negatively. This behavior may be attributed to: the composition of the delivery system; the presence of inorganic UV filter and quantitative composition of the organic UV filters; and the phytochemical composition of the P. incarnata L. and P. lanceolata extracts. Among all associations of bioactive compounds and UV filters, we found that the broad spectrum sunscreen was accomplished when 1.68% (w/w) P. incarnata L. dry extract was in the presence of 7.0% (w/w) ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, 2.0% (w/w) benzophenone-3 and 2.0% (w/w) TiO(2). It was demonstrated that this association generated estimated SPF of 20.072+/-0.906 and it has improved the protective defense against UVA radiation accompanying augmentation of the UVA/UVB ratio from 0.49 to 0.52 and lambda(c) from 364 to 368.6nm. PMID:18662760

  17. Impregnation of ?-tricalcium phosphate robocast scaffolds by in situ polymerization.

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    Martínez-Vázquez, Francisco J; Perera, Fidel H; van der Meulen, Inge; Heise, Andreas; Pajares, Antonia; Miranda, Pedro

    2013-11-01

    Ring-opening polymerization of ?-caprolactone (?-CL) and L-lactide (LLA) was performed to impregnate ?-tricalcium phosphate (?-TCP) scaffolds fabricated by robocasting. Concentrated colloidal inks prepared from ?-TCP commercial powders were used to fabricate porous structures consisting of a 3D mesh of interpenetrating rods. ?-CL and LLA were in situ polymerized within the ceramic structure by using a lipase and stannous octanoate, respectively, as catalysts. The results show that both the macropores inside the ceramic mesh and the micropores within the ceramic rods are full of polymer in either case. The mechanical properties of scaffolds impregnated by in situ polymerization (ISP) are significantly increased over those of the bare structures, exhibiting similar values than those obtained by other, more aggressive, impregnation methods such as melt-immersion (MI). ISP using enzymatic catalysts requires a reduced processing temperature which could facilitate the incorporation of growth factors and other drugs into the polymer composition, thus enhancing the bioactivity of the composite scaffold. The implications of these results for the optimization of the mechanical and biological performance of scaffolds for bone tissue engineering applications are discussed. PMID:23526780

  18. Monosaccharides as Scaffolds for the Synthesis of Novel Compounds

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    Murphy, Paul V.; Velasco-Torrijos, Trinidad

    This chapter focuses on monosaccharides and scaffolds their derivatives as scaffolds for the synthesis of primarily bioactive compounds. Such carbohydrate derivatives have been designed to modulate mainly protein-protein and peptide-protein interactions although modulators of carbohydrate-protein and carbohydrate-nucleic acid interactions have also been of interest. The multiple hydroxyl groups that are present on saccharides have made pyranose, furanose and iminosugars ideal templates or scaffolds to which recognition or pharmacophoric groups can be grafted to generate novel compounds for medicinal chemistry. The synthesis of compounds for evaluations require strategies for regioselective reactions of saccharide hydroxyl groups and use of orthogonally stable protecting groups. Syntheses have been carried out on the solid phase and in solution. Also the use of uronic acids, amino sugars and sugar amino acids has facilitated the synthesis of peptidomimetics and prospecting libraries as they enable, through presence of amino or carboxylic acid groups, chemoselective approaches to be employed in solution and on solid phase. Sugar amino acids are readily incorporated, as peptide isosteres, to generate sugar-peptide hybrids or for the synthesis of novel carbopeptoids . The synthesis of new cyclic compounds, derived in part from saccharides, and their application as scaffolds is an emerging area and recent examples include spirocyclic compounds, benzodiazepine-saccharide hybrids and macrolide-saccharide hybrids. Potent bioactive saccharide derivatives have been identified that include enzyme inhibitors , somatostatin receptor ligands, integrin ligands, anti-viral compounds, shiga toxin inhibitors and cell growth inhibitors. Some saccharide derivatives have demonstrated improved cellular permeability when compared with peptides and are in clinical trials.

  19. Bioactivity in Organic Chemistry Courses.

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    Ferguson, Lloyd N.

    1980-01-01

    Presented are three ways in which bioactivity of organic compounds has been introduced in organic chemistry courses. One is to point out a typical bioactivity of a given functional group. A second is to discuss biorganic mechanisms. A third is to draw structure-activity correlations (SAR). (Author/HM)

  20. Tissue engineering scaffolds based on photocured dimethacrylate polymers for in vitro optical imaging.

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    Landis, Forrest A; Stephens, Jean S; Cooper, James A; Cicerone, Marcus T; Lin-Gibson, Sheng

    2006-06-01

    Model tissue engineering scaffolds based on photocurable resin mixtures with sodium chloride have been prepared for optical imaging studies of cell attachment. A photoactivated ethoxylated bisphenol A dimethacrylate was mixed with sieved sodium chloride (NaCl) crystals and photocured to form a cross-linked composite. Upon soaking in water, the NaCl dissolved to leave a porous scaffold with desirable optical properties, mechanical integrity, and controlled porosity. Scaffolds were prepared with salt crystals that had been sieved to average diameters of 390, 300, 200, and 100 microm, yielding porosities of approximately 75 vol %. Scanning electron microscopy and X-ray microcomputed tomography confirmed that the pore size distribution of the scaffolds could be controlled using this photocuring technique. Compression tests showed that for scaffolds with 84% (by mass fraction) salt, the larger pore size scaffolds were more rigid, while the smaller pore size scaffolds were softer and more readily compressible. The prepared scaffolds were seeded with osteoblasts, cultured between 3 and 18 d, and examined using confocal microscopy. Because the cross-linked polymer in the scaffolds is an amorphous glass, it was possible to optically image cells that were over 400 microm beneath the surface of the sample. PMID:16768394

  1. Odontogenic stimulation of human dental pulp cells with bioactive nanocomposite fiber.

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    Kim, Ga-Hyun; Park, Yong-Duk; Lee, So-Youn; El-Fiqi, Ahmed; Kim, Jung-Ju; Lee, Eun-Jung; Kim, Hae-Won; Kim, Eun-Cheol

    2015-01-01

    The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of a composite nanofibrous matrix made of biopolymer blend polycaprolactone-gelatin (BP) and mesoporous bioactive glass nanoparticles (BGNs) on the odontogenic differentiation of human dental pulp cells (HDPCs). BGN-BP nanomatrices, with BGN content of up to 20 wt%, were produced via electrospinning. The differentiation of the HDPCs was evaluated by using an ALP activity assay, calcified nodule formation, and mRNA expression for markers. Integrin and its underlying signal pathways were assessed via reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction and Western blot analysis. Although cell growth and attachment on the BGN-BP nanomatrix was similar to that on BP, ALP activity, mineralized nodule formation, and mRNA, expressions involving ALP, osteocalcin, osteopontin, dentin sialophosphoprotein, and dentin matrix protein-1 were greater on BGN-BP. BGN-BP upregulated the key adhesion receptors (integrin components ?1, ?2, ?5, and ?1) and activated integrin downstream pathways, such as phosphorylated-focal adhesion kinase (p-FAK), and p-paxillin. In addition, BGN-BP activated BMP receptors, BMP-2 mRNA, and p-Smad 1/5/8, and such activation was blocked by the BMP antagonist, noggin. Furthermore, BGN-BP induced phosphorylation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase, protein kinase 38, and c-Jun-N-terminal kinase mitogen-activated protein kinases and activated expression of the transcription factors Runx2 and Osterix in HDPCs. Collectively, the results indicated for the first time that a BGN-BP composite nanomatrix promoted odontogenic differentiation of HDPCs through the integrin, BMP, and mitogen-activated protein kinases signaling pathway. Moreover, the nanomatrix is considered to be promising scaffolds for the culture of HDPCs and dental tissue engineering. PMID:25098335

  2. Biodegradable Polylactic Acid (PLA) Microstructures for Scaffold Applications

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    Wang, G -J; Hsueh, C -C

    2008-01-01

    In this research, we present a simple and cost effective soft lithographic process to fabricate PLA scaffolds for tissue engineering. In which, the negative photoresist JSR THB-120N was spun on a glass subtract followed by conventional UV lithographic processes to fabricate the master to cast the PDMS elastomeric mold. A thin poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) layer was used as a mode release such that the PLA scaffold can be easily peeled off. The PLA precursor solution was then cast onto the PDMS mold to form the PLA microstructures. After evaporating the solvent, the PLA microstructures can be easily peeled off from the PDMS mold. Experimental results show that the desired microvessels scaffold can be successfully transferred to the biodegradable polymer PLA.

  3. Development of ethyl alcohol-precipitated silk sericin/polyvinyl alcohol scaffolds for accelerated healing of full-thickness wounds.

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    Siritienthong, Tippawan; Ratanavaraporn, Juthamas; Aramwit, Pornanong

    2012-12-15

    Silk sericin has been recently reported for its advantageous biological properties to promote wound healing. In this study, we established that the ethyl alcohol (EtOH) could be used to precipitate sericin and form the stable sericin/polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) scaffolds without the crosslinking. The sericin/PVA scaffolds were fabricated via freeze-drying and subsequently precipitating in various concentrations of EtOH. The EtOH-precipitated sericin/PVA scaffolds showed denser structure, higher compressive modulus, but lower water swelling ability than the non-precipitated scaffolds. Sericin could be released from the EtOH-precipitated sericin/PVA scaffolds in a sustained manner. After cultured with L929 mouse fibroblasts, the 70 vol% EtOH-precipitated sericin/PVA scaffolds showed the highest potential to promote cell proliferation. After applied to the full-thickness wounds of rats, the 70 vol% EtOH-precipitated sericin/PVA scaffolds showed significantly higher percentage of wound size reduction and higher extent of type III collagen formation and epithelialization, compared with the control scaffolds without sericin. The accelerated wound healing by the 70 vol% EtOH-precipitated sericin/PVA scaffolds was possibly due to (1) the bioactivity of sericin itself to promote wound healing, (2) the sustained release of precipitated sericin from the scaffolds, and (3) the activation and recruitment of wound healing-macrophages by sericin to the wounds. This finding suggested that the EtOH-precipitated sericin/PVA scaffolds were more effective for the wound healing, comparing with the EtOH-precipitated PVA scaffolds without sericin. PMID:23022662

  4. Extracellular matrix formation in self-assembled minimalistic bioactive hydrogels based on aromatic peptide amphiphiles

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    Zhou, Mi; Ulijn, Rein V

    2014-01-01

    The hitherto inconsistency in clinical performance for engineered skin drives the current development of novel cell-scaffolding materials; one challenge is to only extract essential characteristics from the complex native ECM (extracellular matrix) and incorporate them into a scaffold with minimal complexity to support normal cell functions. This study involved small-molecule-based bioactive hydrogels produced by the co-assembly of two aromatic peptide amphiphiles: Fmoc-FF (Fluorenylmethoxycarbonyl-diphenylalanine) and Fmoc-RGD (arginine–glycine–aspartic acid). Three-dimensionally cultured human dermal fibroblasts deposited dense ECM networks including fibronectin and collagen I within the hydrogels in a 14-day culture. The fibroblasts organized the fibrous ECM and contracted the gel without differentiating into myofibroblasts. The stiffness of the cell-gel constructs increased dramatically due to ECM formation and gel contraction. This created an economical biomimetic model-scaffold to further understand skin reconstruction in vitro and supplied a design pathway to create versatile cell-scaffolds with varied bioactivities and simplicity. PMID:24812581

  5. Three-dimensional porous gelapin-simvastatin scaffolds promoted bone defect healing in rabbits.

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    Moshiri, Ali; Shahrezaee, Mostafa; Shekarchi, Babak; Oryan, Ahmad; Azma, Kamran

    2015-06-01

    Treatment of large bone defects (LBDs) is technically demanding. Tissue engineering is an option. A bioactive graft may be produced by combining tissue scaffolds and healing promotive factors in order to accelerate bone repair. We investigated the role of Simvastatin (Sim)-embedded porous Gelapin (Gel) scaffold on experimental bone healing. At first, the effectiveness of different concentrations of Gel and Sim powders was investigated in an experimentally induced femoral hole model in rabbits (n = 6) for 30 days. Then bone bioactive grafts were produced by combination of the effective concentrations of Gel, Sim, and Genipin. The bioimplants were subcutaneously tested in a rabbit model (n = 9) to determine their biocompatibility and biodegradability for 10-30 days. Finally, a large radial bone defect model was produced in rabbits (n = 20), and the bioimplants were inserted in the defects. The untreated and autograft-treated bone defects were served as controls. The animals were euthanized after 30 and 60 days of bone injury. The bone samples were evaluated by radiography, three-dimensional CT scan, bone densitometry, histopathology, and nano-indentation. At a concentration of 5 mg/hole, Sim closed the femoral bone holes after 30 days, while in the defect, autograft, and Gel groups, the holes were open. Both the Gel and Gel-Sim scaffolds were biocompatible and biodegradable. Subcutaneously, the Gel-Sim scaffold was replaced with the newly regenerated ectopic bone after 30 days. After implantation of the Gel-Sim scaffold in the radial bone defects, the scaffold was completely replaced with new woven bone after 30 days which was then matured and remodeled into a cortical bone after 60 days. Sixty days after bone injury, the Gel-Sim-treated defects had significantly higher bone volume, matrix mineralization, elastic modulus, and contact hardness when compared to the controls. The Gel-Sim scaffold may be a suitable option in managing LBDs. PMID:25804980

  6. Development of a Multi-Functional Biopolymer Scaffold for Neural Tissue Engineering

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    Francis, Nicola Louise

    Spinal cord injury (SCI) affects approximately 270,000 people in the U.S., with approximately 12,000 new cases occurring every year. Several strategies have been investigated to enhance axonal regeneration after SCI, however, the resulting growth can be random and disorganized. Bioengineered scaffolds provide a physical substrate for the guidance of regenerating axons towards their targets, and can be produced by freeze casting. This technique involves the controlled directional solidification of an aqueous solution or suspension, resulting in a linearly aligned porous structure caused by ice templating. In this thesis, freeze casting was used to create novel porous chitosan-alginate (C/A) scaffolds with longitudinally aligned channels and a compressive modulus (5.08 ± 0.61 kPa) comparable to that of native spinal cord tissue. These C/A scaffolds supported the viability, attachment, and directionally oriented growth of chick dorsal root ganglia (DRG) neurites in vitro, with surface adsorptions of polycations and laminin promoting significantly longer neurite growth than the uncoated scaffolds (p<0.001). In order to integrate therapeutic biomolecules within the scaffolds for sustained release, alginate and chitosan microcapsules produced by spray drying were used to encapsulate brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and neurotrophin-3 (NT-3), and the enzyme chondroitinase ABC (chABC) prior to scaffold incorporation. BDNF and NT-3 were released from the C/A scaffolds in a sustained manner for 8 weeks in vitro, while chABC was released for up to 35 days. However, up to 85% of biomolecules emained entrapped within the scaffold walls, due to limitation of diffusion by the scaffold wall mesh size. Release of bioactive chABC and neurotrophins from the multifunctional scaffolds promoted the growth of DRG neurites through an in vitro barrier of chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans, a main inhibitory component of the growth-inhibiting glial scar in the injured spinal cord. The present data suggest these multi-functional scaffolds are suitable for use and future testing in vivo as a combination strategy for spinal cord repair due to their ability to promote the directionally oriented growth of neurites and their ability to provide the sustained release of therapeutic bioactive molecules for the stimulation of axonal growth through the glial scar.

  7. Scaffolding in technology-enhanced learning environments

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    Priya Sharma; Michael J. Hannafin

    2007-01-01

    Scaffolding has proven an especially interesting and promising area for supporting teaching and learning practices. Particular interest has emerged in scaffolding student learning in technology-enhanced environments. In this paper, we discuss how scaffolding is implemented in technology-enhanced environments, provide an overview of scaffolding processes and techniques in various contexts, and then provide empirically based guidelines for designing scaffolding in technological

  8. In situ controlled release of rhBMP-2 in gelatin-coated 3D porous poly(?-caprolactone) scaffolds for homogeneous bone tissue formation.

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    Zhang, Qingchun; Tan, Ke; Zhang, Yan; Ye, Zhaoyang; Tan, Wen-Song; Lang, Meidong

    2014-01-13

    In tissue engineering, incorporation of bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) into biomaterial scaffolds is an attractive strategy to stimulate bone repair. However, suboptimal release of BMP-2 remains a great concern, which may cause unfavorable bone formation as well as severe inflammation. In this study, genipin-cross-linked gelatin entrapped with recombinant human BMP-2 (rhBMP-2) was exploited to decorate the interior surface of three-dimensional porous poly(?-caprolactone) (PCL) scaffolds. With gelatin-coating, PCL scaffolds demonstrated enhanced water uptake and improved compressive moduli. Intriguingly, a unique release profile of rhBMP-2 composed of a transient burst release followed by a sustained release was achieved in coated scaffolds. These coated scaffolds well supported growth and osteogenesis of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) in vitro, indicating the retaining of rhBMP-2 bioactivity. When hMSCs-seeded scaffolds were implanted subcutaneously in nude mice for 4 weeks, better bone formation was observed in gelatin/rhBMP-2-coated scaffolds. Specifically, the spatial distribution of newly formed bone was more uniform in gelatin-coated scaffolds than in uncoated scaffolds, which displayed preferential bone formation at the periphery. These results collectively demonstrated that gelatin-coating of porous PCL scaffolds is a promising approach for delivering rhBMP-2 to stimulate improved bone regeneration. PMID:24266740

  9. Cdk2 Silencing via a DNA/PCL Electrospun Scaffold Suppresses Proliferation and Increases Death of Breast Cancer Cells

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    Achille, Clément; Sundaresh, Sowmya; Chu, Benjamin; Hadjiargyrou, Michael

    2012-01-01

    RNA interference (RNAi) is a promising approach for cancer treatment. Site specific and controlled delivery of RNAi could be beneficial to the patient, while at the same time reducing undesirable off-target side effects. We utilized electrospinning to generate a biodegradable scaffold capable of incorporating and delivering a bioactive plasmid encoding for short hairpin (sh) RNA against the cell cycle specific protein, Cdk2. Three electrospun scaffolds were constructed, one using polycaprolactone (PCL) alone (Control) and PCL with plasmid DNA encoding for either Cdk2 (Cdk2i) and EGFP (EGFPi, also served as a control) shRNA. Scaffold fiber diameters ranged from 1 to 20 µm (DNA containing) and 0.2–3 µm (Control). While the electrospun fibers remained intact for more than two weeks in physiological buffer, degradation was visible during the third week of incubation. Approximately 20–60 ng/ml (?2.5% cumulative release) of intact and bioactive plasmid DNA was released over 21 days. Further, Cdk2 mRNA expression in cells plated on the Cdk2i scaffold was decreased by ?51% and 30%, in comparison with that of cells plated on Control or EGFPi scaffold, respectively. This decrease in Cdk2 mRNA by the Cdk2i scaffold translated to a ?40% decrease in the proliferation of the breast cancer cell line, MCF-7, as well as the presence of increased number of dead cells. Taken together, these results represent the first successful demonstration of the delivery of bioactive RNAi-based plasmid DNA from an electrospun polymer scaffold, specifically, in disrupting cell cycle regulation and suppressing proliferation of cancer cells. PMID:23285007

  10. Computer Simulation of Scaffold Degradation

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    Erkizia, G.; Rainer, A.; De Juan-Pardo, E. M.; Aldazabal, J.

    2010-11-01

    Scaffolds are porous biocompatible materials with suitable microarchitectures that are designed to allow for cell adhesion, growth and proliferation. They are used in combination with cells in regenerative medicine to promote tissue regeneration by means of a controlled deposition of natural extracellular matrix by the hosted cells therein. This healing process is in many cases accompanied by scaffold degradation up to its total disappearance when the scaffold is made of a biodegradable material. This work presents a computational model that simulates the degradation of scaffolds. The model works with three-dimensional microstructures, which have been previously discretised into small cubic homogeneous elements, called voxels. The model simulates the evolution of the degradation of the scaffold using a Monte Carlo algorithm, which takes into account the curvature of the surface of the fibres. The simulation results obtained in this study are in good agreement with empirical degradation measurements performed by mass loss on scaffolds after exposure to an etching alkaline solution.

  11. Development of a novel smart scaffold for human skeletal muscle regeneration.

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    Shah, Rishma; Knowles, Jonathan C; Hunt, Nigel P; Lewis, Mark P

    2013-07-23

    Skeletal muscle defects are notoriously difficult to manage and the current methods used are associated with many limitations. Engineered skeletal muscle tissue has the potential to provide a solution that circumvents these disadvantages. Our previous work has identified a novel three-dimensionally aligned degradable phosphate glass fibre scaffold that can support myoblast differentiation and maturation. This current study has further developed the scaffold by encasing the fibres within a collagen gel to produce a smart composite scaffold that provides key biomimetic cues and supports the formation of a tissue that may be implanted in vivo. The constructs formed were approximately 30?mm long and microscopic examination confirmed favourable unidirectional cell alignment. There was good cell survival, and gene expression studies demonstrated upregulation of the myogenic regulatory factors and developmental and adult myosin heavy chain isoforms indicating myofibre formation and maturation respectively. Compared with the three-dimensional glass fibre scaffolds, the composite scaffolds had later gene upregulation, however, the use of collagen gels reinforced with degradable aligned glass fibres offers the opportunity to create a tissue analogue that can be easily manipulated. Furthermore, the glass fibre ends could support tendon/bone formation, and the channels formed as the fibres degrade could allow for vascular ingrowth. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. PMID:23878056

  12. Production and characterization of chitosan/gelatin/?-TCP scaffolds for improved bone tissue regeneration.

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    Serra, I R; Fradique, R; Vallejo, M C S; Correia, T R; Miguel, S P; Correia, I J

    2015-10-01

    Recently, bone tissue engineering emerged as a viable therapeutic alternative, comprising bone implants and new personalized scaffolds to be used in bone replacement and regeneration. In this study, biocompatible scaffolds were produced by freeze-drying, using different formulations (chitosan, chitosan/gelatin, chitosan/?-TCP and chitosan/gelatin/?-TCP) to be used as temporary templates during bone tissue regeneration. Sample characterization was performed through attenuated total reflectance-Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and energy dispersive spectroscopy analysis. Mechanical characterization and porosity analysis were performed through uniaxial compression test and liquid displacement method, respectively. In vitro studies were also done to evaluate the biomineralization activity and the cytotoxic profile of the scaffolds. Scanning electron and confocal microscopy analysis were used to study cell adhesion and proliferation at the scaffold surface and within their structure. Moreover, the antibacterial activity of the scaffolds was also evaluated through the agar diffusion method. Overall, the results obtained revealed that the produced scaffolds are bioactive and biocompatible, allow cell internalization and show antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus aureus. Such, make these 3D structures as potential candidates for being used on the bone tissue regeneration, since they promote cell adhesion and proliferation and also prevent biofilm development at their surfaces, which is usually the main cause of implant failure. PMID:26117793

  13. Molecular scaffold analysis of natural products databases in the public domain.

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    Yongye, Austin B; Waddell, Jacob; Medina-Franco, José L

    2012-11-01

    Natural products represent important sources of bioactive compounds in drug discovery efforts. In this work, we compiled five natural products databases available in the public domain and performed a comprehensive chemoinformatic analysis focused on the content and diversity of the scaffolds with an overview of the diversity based on molecular fingerprints. The natural products databases were compared with each other and with a set of molecules obtained from in-house combinatorial libraries, and with a general screening commercial library. It was found that publicly available natural products databases have different scaffold diversity. In contrast to the common concept that larger libraries have the largest scaffold diversity, the largest natural products collection analyzed in this work was not the most diverse. The general screening library showed, overall, the highest scaffold diversity. However, considering the most frequent scaffolds, the general reference library was the least diverse. In general, natural products databases in the public domain showed low molecule overlap. In addition to benzene and acyclic compounds, flavones, coumarins, and flavanones were identified as the most frequent molecular scaffolds across the different natural products collections. The results of this work have direct implications in the computational and experimental screening of natural product databases for drug discovery. PMID:22863071

  14. Functionally graded bioactive coatings: Reproducibility and stability of the coating under cell culture conditions

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    Silvia Foppiano; Sally J. Marshall; Eduardo Saiz; Antoni P. Tomsia; Grayson W. Marshall

    2006-01-01

    This work sought to provide a basic protocol for treatment of functionally graded bioactive glass coatings (FGC) that reliably adhere to titanium alloy (Ti6Al4V) prior to in vivo evaluation. The effect of the fabrication process on glass structure and reproducibility of the coating’s properties, and the effect of cell culture conditions on the integrity of the coating were assessed. The

  15. A modular lead-oriented synthesis of diverse piperazine, 1,4-diazepane and 1,5-diazocane scaffolds.

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    James, Thomas; Maclellan, Paul; Burslem, George M; Simpson, Iain; Grant, J Andrew; Warriner, Stuart; Sridharan, Visuvanathar; Nelson, Adam

    2014-04-28

    Piperazines are found widely in commercially-available compounds and bioactive molecules (including many drugs). However, in the vast majority of these molecules, the piperazine ring is isolated (i.e. not fused to another ring) and is not substituted on any of its carbon atoms. A modular synthetic approach is described in which combinations of cyclic sulfamidate and hydroxy sulfonamide building blocks may be converted into piperazines and related 1,4-diazepine and 1,5-diazocane scaffolds. By variation of the combinations of building blocks used, it was possible to vary the ring size, substitution and configuration of the resulting heterocyclic scaffolds. The approach was exemplified in the synthesis of a range of heterocyclic scaffolds that, on decoration, would target lead-like chemical space. It was demonstrated that lead-like small molecules based on these scaffolds would likely complement those found in large compound collections. PMID:24614952

  16. Effects of surface modification on the mechanical and structural properties of nanofibrous poly(?-caprolactone)/forsterite scaffold for tissue engineering applications.

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    Kharaziha, M; Fathi, M H; Edris, H

    2013-12-01

    Composite scaffolds consisting of polymers reinforced with ceramic nanoparticles are widely applied for hard tissue engineering. However, due to the incompatible polarity of ceramic nanoparticles with polymers, they tend to agglomerate in the polymer matrix which results in undesirable effects on the integral properties of composites. In this research, forsterite (Mg2SiO4) nanoparticles was surface esterified by dodecyl alcohol and nanofibrous poly(?-caprolactone)(PCL)/modified forsterite scaffolds were developed through electrospinning technique. The aim of this research was to investigate the properties of surface modified forsterite nanopowder and PCL/modified forsterite scaffolds, before and after hydrolytic treatment, as well as the cellular attachment and proliferation. Results demonstrated that surface modification of nanoparticles significantly enhanced the tensile strength and toughness of scaffolds upon 1.5- and 4-folds compared to unmodified samples, respectively, due to improved compatibility between matrix and filler. Hydrolytic treatment of scaffolds also modified the bioactivity and cellular attachment and proliferation due to greatly enhanced hydrophilicity of the forsterite nanoparticles after this process compared to surface modified samples. Results suggested that surface modification of forsterite nanopowder and hydrolytic treatment of the developed scaffolds were effective approaches to address the issues in the formation of composite fibers and resulted in development of bioactive composite scaffolds with ideal mechanical and structural properties for bone tissue engineering applications. PMID:24094153

  17. Elastin-coated biodegradable photopolymer scaffolds for tissue engineering applications.

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    Barenghi, Rossella; Beke, Szabolcs; Romano, Ilaria; Gavazzo, Paola; Farkas, Balázs; Vassalli, Massimo; Brandi, Fernando; Scaglione, Silvia

    2014-01-01

    One of the main open issues in modern vascular surgery is the nonbiodegradability of implants used for stent interventions, which can lead to small caliber-related thrombosis and neointimal hyperplasia. Some new, resorbable polymeric materials have been proposed to substitute traditional stainless-steel stents, but so far they were affected by poor mechanical properties and low biocompatibility. In this respect, a new material, polypropylene fumarate (PPF), may be considered as a promising candidate to implement the development of next generation stents, due to its complete biodegradability, and excellent mechanical properties and the ease to be precisely patterned. Besides all these benefits, PPF has not been tested yet for vascular prosthesis, mainly because it proved to be almost inert, while the ability to elicit a specific biological function would be of paramount importance in such critical surgery applications. Here, we propose a biomimetic functionalization process, aimed at obtaining specific bioactivation and thus improved cell-polymer interaction. Porous PPF-based scaffolds produced by deep-UV photocuring were coated by elastin and the functionalized scaffolds were extensively characterized, revealing a stable bound between the protein and the polymer surface. Both 3T3 and HUVEC cell lines were used for in vitro tests displaying an enhancement of cells adhesion and proliferation on the functionalized scaffolds. PMID:25405204

  18. Microfluidic scaffolds for tissue engineering

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    Nak Won Choi; Mario Cabodi; Brittany Held; Jason P. Gleghorn; Lawrence J. Bonassar; Abraham D. Stroock

    2007-01-01

    Most methods to culture cells in three dimensions depend on a cell-seedable biomaterial to define the global structure of the culture and the microenvironment of the cells. Efforts to tailor these scaffolds have focused on the chemical and mechanical properties of the biomaterial itself. Here, we present a strategy to control the distributions of soluble chemicals within the scaffold with

  19. Novel magnetic fibrin hydrogel scaffolds containing thrombin and growth factors conjugated iron oxide nanoparticles for tissue engineering

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    Ziv-Polat, Ofra; Skaat, Hadas; Shahar, Abraham; Margel, Shlomo

    2012-01-01

    Novel tissue-engineered magnetic fibrin hydrogel scaffolds were prepared by the interaction of thrombin-conjugated iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles with fibrinogen. In addition, stabilization of basal fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) was achieved by the covalent and physical conjugation of the growth factor to the magnetic nanoparticles. Adult nasal olfactory mucosa (NOM) cells were seeded in the transparent fibrin scaffolds in the absence or presence of the free or conjugated bFGF-iron oxide nanoparticles. The conjugated bFGF enhanced significantly the growth and differentiation of the NOM cells in the fibrin scaffolds, compared to the same or even five times higher concentration of the free bFGF. In the presence of the bFGF-conjugated magnetic nanoparticles, the cultured NOM cells proliferated and formed a three-dimensional interconnected network composed mainly of tapered bipolar cells. The magnetic properties of these matrices are due to the integration of the thrombin- and bFGF-conjugated magnetic nanoparticles within the scaffolds. The magnetic properties of these scaffolds may be used in future work for various applications, such as magnetic resonance visualization of the scaffolds after implantation and reloading the scaffolds via magnetic forces with bioactive agents, eg, growth factors bound to the iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles. PMID:22419873

  20. Additive manufacturing of scaffolds with sub-micron filaments via melt electrospinning writing.

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    Hochleitner, Gernot; Jüngst, Tomasz; Brown, Toby D; Hahn, Kathrin; Moseke, Claus; Jakob, Franz; Dalton, Paul D; Groll, Jürgen

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this study was to explore the lower resolution limits of an electrohydrodynamic process combined with direct writing technology of polymer melts. Termed melt electrospinning writing, filaments are deposited layer-by-layer to produce discrete three-dimensional scaffolds for in vitro research. Through optimization of the parameters (flow rate, spinneret diameter, voltage, collector distance) for poly-?-caprolactone, we could direct-write coherent scaffolds with ultrafine filaments, the smallest being 817 ± 165 nm. These low diameter filaments were deposited to form box-structures with a periodicity of 100.6 ± 5.1 ?m and a height of 80 ?m (50 stacked filaments; 100 overlap at intersections). We also observed oriented crystalline regions within such ultrafine filaments after annealing at 55 °C. The scaffolds were printed upon NCO-sP(EO-stat-PO)-coated glass slide surfaces and withstood frequent liquid exchanges with negligible scaffold detachment for at least 10 days in vitro. PMID:26065373

  1. Electrospun multifunctional tissue engineering scaffolds

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    Wang, Chong; Wang, Min

    2014-03-01

    Tissue engineering holds great promises in providing successful treatments of human body tissue loss that current methods are unable to treat or unable to achieve satisfactory clinical outcomes. In scaffold-based tissue engineering, a highperformance scaffold underpins the success of a tissue engineering strategy and a major direction in the field is to create multifunctional tissue engineering scaffolds for enhanced biological performance and for regenerating complex body tissues. Electrospinning can produce nanofibrous scaffolds that are highly desirable for tissue engineering. The enormous interest in electrospinning and electrospun fibrous structures by the science, engineering and medical communities has led to various developments of the electrospinning technology and wide investigations of electrospun products in many industries, including biomedical engineering, over the past two decades. It is now possible to create novel, multicomponent tissue engineering scaffolds with multiple functions. This article provides a concise review of recent advances in the R & D of electrospun multifunctional tissue engineering scaffolds. It also presents our philosophy and research in the designing and fabrication of electrospun multicomponent scaffolds with multiple functions.

  2. Effect of iron on the surface, degradation and ion release properties of phosphate-based glass fibres.

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    Abou Neel, E A; Ahmed, I; Blaker, J J; Bismarck, A; Boccaccini, A R; Lewis, M P; Nazhat, S N; Knowles, J C

    2005-09-01

    Phosphate-based glass fibres (PGF) have the unique characteristic of being completely soluble in an aqueous environment, releasing bioactive and biocompatible ions. They have been proposed as tissue engineering scaffolds for craniofacial skeletal muscle regeneration, where myoblasts are seeded directly onto the fibres. Studies have shown that these cells have a preference in their initial attachment to fibres of certain composition and size, which in turn control the rate of degradation. This study investigated the relationship between the surface properties, degradation properties and ion release (cationic and anionic species) by altering the chemical composition of the PGF. Iron oxide (Fe2O3) was incorporated into glasses containing P2O5 (50 mol%), CaO (30 mol%) and Na2O (20 mol%). Six glass compositions with Fe2O3 ranging from 0 to 5 mol% by replacing the equivalent Na2O mol% were investigated. Contact angle measurements showed that polar interactions occurring on the glass surfaces diminished with increasing Fe2O3 content. This behaviour was reflected in the estimated surface energies of the glasses, where the overall surface energy decreased with increasing Fe2O3 content due to the decrease in polar or acid/base component. The incorporation of up to 5 mol% Fe2O3 into PGF resulted in a significant reduction in the degradation rate (by two orders of magnitude), which can be related to the formation of more hydration resistant P-O-Fe bonds. However, the degradation rate increased with decreasing fibre diameter (comparing average diameters of 31.6 +/- 6.5 microm versus 13.1 +/- 1.3 microm) for a given mass of fibre, and this is related to the surface area to volume ratio. Taken together the results suggest that fibres with the larger diameters and containing 3-5 mol% Fe2O3 could initially be a more durable scaffold than ones with 1 or 2 mol% Fe2O3 for initial cell attachment. PMID:16701835

  3. Recent Developments of Functional Scaffolds for Craniomaxillofacial Bone Tissue Engineering Applications

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    Kinoshita, Yukihiko; Maeda, Hatsuhiko

    2013-01-01

    Autogenous bone grafting remains a gold standard for the reconstruction critical-sized bone defects in the craniomaxillofacial region. Nevertheless, this graft procedure has several disadvantages such as restricted availability, donor-site morbidity, and limitations in regard to fully restoring the complicated three-dimensional structures in the craniomaxillofacial bone. The ultimate goal of craniomaxillofacial bone reconstruction is the regeneration of the physiological bone that simultaneously fulfills both morphological and functional restorations. Developments of tissue engineering in the last two decades have brought such a goal closer to reality. In bone tissue engineering, the scaffolds are fundamental, elemental and mesenchymal stem cells/osteoprogenitor cells and bioactive factors. A variety of scaffolds have been developed and used as spacemakers, biodegradable bone substitutes for transplanting to the new bone, matrices of drug delivery system, or supporting structures enhancing adhesion, proliferation, and matrix production of seeded cells according to the circumstances of the bone defects. However, scaffolds to be clinically completely satisfied have not been developed yet. Development of more functional scaffolds is required to be applied widely to cranio-maxillofacial bone defects. This paper reviews recent trends of scaffolds for crania-maxillofacial bone tissue engineering, including our studies. PMID:24163634

  4. Cellular automata simulation of osteoblast growth on microfibrous-carbon-based scaffolds.

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    Czarnecki, Jarema S; Jolivet, Simon; Blackmore, Mary E; Lafdi, Khalid; Tsonis, Panagiotis A

    2014-12-01

    The objective of this study was to investigate the use of three fibrous carbon materials (T300, P25, and P120) for bone repair and develop and validate theoretical and computational methods in which bone tissue regeneration and repair could be accurately predicted. T300 was prepared from polyacrylonitrile precursor while P25 and P120 fibers were prepared from pitch, both common fiber precursors. Results showed that osteoblast growth on carbon scaffolds was enhanced with increased crystallinity, surface roughness, and material orientation. For unidirectional scaffolds at 120?h, there was 33% difference in cell growth between T300 and P25 fibers and 64% difference between P25 and P120 fibers. Moreover, for multidirectional fibers at 120?h, there was 35% difference in cell growth between T300 and P25 fibers and 43% difference between P25 and P120 fibers. Results showed that material alignment was integral to promoting cell growth with multidirectional scaffolds having the capacity for greater growth over unidirectional scaffolds. At 120?h there was 24% increase in cell growth between unidirectional alignment and multidirectional alignment on high-crystalline carbon fibers. Ultimately, data indicated that carbon scaffolds exhibited excellent bioactivity and may be tuned to stimulate unique reactions. Additionally, numerical and computational simulations provided evidence that corroborated experimental data with simulations. Results illustrated the capability of cellular automata models for assessing osteoblast cell response to biomaterials. PMID:24875719

  5. Plasma Surface Modification for Immobilization of Bone Morphogenic Protein-2 on Polycaprolactone Scaffolds

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    Kim, Byung Hoon; Myung, Sung Woon; Jung, Sang Chul; Ko, Yeong Mu

    2013-11-01

    The immobilization of recombinant human bone formation protein-2 (rhBMP-2) on polycaprolactone (PCL) scaffolds was performed by plasma polymerization. RhBMP-2, which induces osteoblast differentiation in various cell types, is a growth factor that plays an important role in bone formation and repair. The surface of the PCL scaffold was functionalized with the carboxyl groups of plasma-polymerized acrylic acid (PPAA) thin films. Plasma polymerization was carried out at a discharge power of 60 W at an acrylic acid flow rate of 7 sccm for 5 min. The PPAA thin film exhibited moderate hydrophilic properties and possessed a high density of carboxyl groups. Carboxyl groups and rhBMP-2 on the PCL scaffolds surface were identified by attenuated total reflection Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, respectively. The alkaline phosphatase activity assay showed that the rhBMP-2 immobilized PCL scaffold increased the level of MG-63 cell differentiation. Plasma surface modification for the preparation of biomaterials, such as biofunctionalized polymer scaffolds, can be used for the binding of bioactive molecules in tissue engineering.

  6. An electrospun scaffold integrating nucleic acid delivery for treatment of full thickness wounds

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    Kobsa, Serge; Kristofik, Nina J.; Sawyer, Andrew J.; Bothwell, Alfred L.M.; Kyriakides, Themis R.; Saltzman, W. Mark

    2013-01-01

    We developed a multi-functional construct capable of controlled delivery of bioactive substances that can improve wound repair by supporting the intrinsic ability of the skin to heal. We synthesized electrospun scaffolds—composed of a blend of the degradable polymers poly(L-lactide) (PLA) or polycaprolactone (PCL)—that produce highly efficient non-viral in vivo gene delivery to cells in the wound bed, provide a protective barrier during early wound healing, and support cell migration and growth. This multi-functional material was tested for its influence on wound healing: scaffolds were loaded with plasmids encoding keratinocyte growth factor (KGF) and applied to full thickness wounds in mice. Compared to scaffolds with control plasmids, animals receiving the KGF plasmid-loaded scaffold produced significant enhancements in wound healing, which was quantified by improvements in the rate of wound re-epithelialization, keratinocyte proliferation, and granulation response. Further, we quantified the expression level of endogenous and plasmid-derived KGF in wound samples: qRT-PCR on wound sections revealed a correlation between the levels of plasmid-derived protein expression and histological analysis of wound healing, revealing an inverse relationship between the expression level of exogenous KGF and the size of the unhealed epithelial layer in wounds. Our findings suggest that engineered nanofiber PLA/PCL scaffolds are capable of highly efficient controlled DNA delivery and are promising materials for treatment of cutaneous wounds. PMID:23453058

  7. Tissue response to poly(ether)urethane-polydimethylsiloxane-fibrin composite scaffolds for controlled delivery of pro-angiogenic growth factors.

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    Losi, Paola; Briganti, Enrica; Magera, Angela; Spiller, Dario; Ristori, Chiara; Battolla, Barbara; Balderi, Michela; Kull, Silvia; Balbarini, Alberto; Di Stefano, Rossella; Soldani, Giorgio

    2010-07-01

    The development of a scaffold able to mimic the mechanical properties of elastic tissues and to induce local angiogenesis by controlled release of angiogenic growth factors could be applied in the treatment of several ischemic diseases. For this purpose a composite scaffold made of a poly(ether)urethane-polydimethylsiloxane (PEtU-PDMS) semi-interpenetrating polymeric network (semi-IPN) and fibrin loaded growth factors (GFs), such as VEGF and bFGF, was manufactured using spray, phase-inversion technique. To evaluate the contribution of each scaffold component with respect to tissue response and in particular to blood vessel formation, three different scaffold formulations were developed as follows: 1) bare PEtU-PDMS; 2) PEtU-PDMS/Fibrin; and 3) PEtU-PDMS/Fibrin + GFs. Scaffolds were characterized in vitro respect to their morphology, VEGF and bFGF release kinetics and bioactivity. The induction of in vivo angiogenesis after subcutaneous and ischemic hind limb scaffold implantation in adult Wistar rats was evaluated at 7 and 14 days by immunohistological analysis (IHA), while Laser Doppler Perfusion Imaging (LDPI) was performed in the hind limbs at 0, 3, 7, 10 and 14 days. IHA of subcutaneously implanted samples showed that at 7 and 14 days the PEtU-PDMS/Fibrin + GFs scaffold induced a statistically significant increase in number of capillaries compared to bare PEtU-PDMS scaffold. IHA of ischemic hind limb showed that at 14 days the capillary number induced by PEtU-PDMS/Fibrin + GFs scaffolds was higher than that of PEtU-PDMS/Fibrin scaffolds. Moreover, at both time-points PEtU-PDMS/Fibrin scaffolds induced a significant increase in number of capillaries compared to bare PEtU-PDMS scaffolds. LDPI showed that at 10 and 14 days the ischemic/non-ischemic blood perfusion ratio was significantly greater in the PEtU-PDMS/Fibrin + GFs than in the other scaffolds. In conclusion, this study showed that the semi-IPN composite scaffold acting as a pro-angiogenic GFs delivery system has therapeutic potential for the local treatment of ischemic tissue and wound healing. PMID:20381861

  8. Mesoporous silica-layered biopolymer hybrid nanofibrous scaffold: a novel nanobiomatrix platform for therapeutics delivery and bone regeneration.

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    Singh, Rajendra K; Jin, Guang-Zhen; Mahapatra, Chinmaya; Patel, Kapil D; Chrzanowski, Wojciech; Kim, Hae-Won

    2015-04-22

    Nanoscale scaffolds that characterize high bioactivity and the ability to deliver biomolecules provide a 3D microenvironment that controls and stimulates desired cellular responses and subsequent tissue reaction. Herein novel nanofibrous hybrid scaffolds of polycaprolactone shelled with mesoporous silica (PCL@MS) were developed. In this hybrid system, the silica shell provides an active biointerface, while the 3D nanoscale fibrous structure provides cell-stimulating matrix cues suitable for bone regeneration. The electrospun PCL nanofibers were coated with MS at controlled thicknesses via a sol-gel approach. The MS shell improved surface wettability and ionic reactions, involving substantial formation of bone-like mineral apatite in body-simulated medium. The MS-layered hybrid nanofibers showed a significant improvement in mechanical properties, in terms of both tensile strength and elastic modulus, as well as in nanomechanical surface behavior, which is favorable for hard tissue repair. Attachment, growth, and proliferation of rat mesenchymal stem cells were significantly improved on the hybrid scaffolds, and their osteogenic differentiation and subsequent mineralization were highly up-regulated by the hybrid scaffolds. Furthermore, the mesoporous surface of the hybrid scaffolds enabled the loading of a series of bioactive molecules, including small drugs and proteins at high levels. The release of these molecules was sustainable over a long-term period, indicating the capability of the hybrid scaffolds to deliver therapeutic molecules. Taken together, the multifunctional hybrid nanofibrous scaffolds are considered to be promising therapeutic platforms for stimulating stem cells and for the repair and regeneration of bone. PMID:25768431

  9. Apatite-forming ability of bioactive poly(l-lactic acid)/grafted silica nanocomposites in simulated body fluid.

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    Yan, Shifeng; Yin, Jingbo; Cui, Lei; Yang, Yan; Chen, Xuesi

    2011-08-01

    Bioactive PLLA/surface-grafted silica (g-SiO?) nanocomposite scaffolds were fabricated by solid-liquid phase separation method. And solid PLLA/g-SiO? nanocomposite films were prepared by solution casting method. A series of parallel tube-like morphology and internal ladder-like structure of PLLA/g-SiO? nanocomposite scaffolds were observed by SEM. The formation of bone-like apatite in the simulated body fluid (SBF) was characterized by XRD, IR, SEM, EDS and weight measurement. The silica incorporation favors the formation of apatite. The growth of apatite with immersion time is found on the surfaces of both the PLLA/g-SiO? nanocomposite scaffolds and the films. The potential mechanism is that silanol groups of g-SiO? in the nanocomposites serve as nucleation sites for the formation of bone-like apatite crystals. PMID:21536416

  10. Characteristics and osteogenic effect of zirconia porous scaffold coated with ?-TCP/HA

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    Song, Young-Gyun

    2014-01-01

    PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the properties of a porous zirconia scaffold coated with bioactive materials and compare the in vitro cellular behavior of MC3T3-E1 preosteoblastic cells to titanium and zirconia disks and porous zirconia scaffolds. MATERIALS AND METHODS Titanium and zirconia disks were prepared. A porous zirconia scaffold was fabricated with an open cell polyurethane disk foam template. The porous zirconia scaffolds were coated with ?-TCP, HA and a compound of ?-TCP and HA (BCP). The characteristics of the specimens were evaluated using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive x-ray spectrometer (EDX), and x-ray diffractometry (XRD). The dissolution tests were analyzed by an inductively coupled plasma spectrometer (ICP). The osteogenic effect of MC3T3-E1 cells was assessed via cell counting and reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). RESULTS The EDX profiles showed the substrate of zirconia, which was surrounded by the Ca-P layer. In the dissolution test, dissolved Ca2+ ions were observed in the following decreasing order; ?-TCP > BCP > HA (P<.05). In the cellular experiments, the cell proliferation on titanium disks appeared significantly lower in comparison to the other groups after 5 days (P<.05). The zirconia scaffolds had greater values than the zirconia disks (P<.05). The mRNA level of osteocalcin was highest on the non-coated zirconia scaffolds after 7 days. CONCLUSION Zirconia had greater osteoblast cell activity than titanium. The interconnecting pores of the zirconia scaffolds showed enhanced proliferation and cell differentiation. The activity of osteoblast was more affected by microstructure than by coating materials. PMID:25177472

  11. Bioactive surface modification of metal oxides via catechol-bearing modular peptides: multivalent-binding, surface retention, and peptide bioactivity.

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    Tang, Wen; Policastro, Gina M; Hua, Geng; Guo, Kai; Zhou, Jinjun; Wesdemiotis, Chrys; Doll, Gary L; Becker, Matthew L

    2014-11-19

    A series of multivalent dendrons containing a bioactive osteogenic growth peptide (OGP) domain and surface-binding catechol domains were obtained through solid phase synthesis, and their binding affinity to hydroxyapatite, TiO2, ZrO2, CeO2, Fe3O4 and gold was characterized using a quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation (QCM-d). Using the distinct difference in binding affinity of the bioconjugate to the metal oxides, TiO2-coated glass slides were selectively patterned with bioactive peptides. Cell culture studies demonstrated the bioavailability of the OGP and that OGP remained on the surface for at least 2 weeks under in vitro cell culture conditions. Bone sialoprotein (BSP) and osteocalcein (OCN) markers were upregulated 3-fold and 60-fold, respectively, relative to controls at 21 days. Similarly, 3-fold more calcium was deposited using the OGP tethered dendron compared to TiO2. These catechol-bearing dendrons provide a fast and efficient method to functionalize a wide range of inorganic materials with bioactive peptides and have the potential to be used in coating orthopaedic implants and fixation devices. PMID:25343707

  12. Polysaccharide/polyaminoacid composite scaffolds for modified DNA release.

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    Pitarresi, G; Calabrese, R; Palumbo, F S; Licciardi, M; Giammona, G

    2009-12-01

    In this work composite polymeric films or sponges, based on hyaluronic acid (HA) covalently crosslinked with alpha,beta-poly(N-2-hydroxyethyl)(2-aminoethylcarbamate)-D,L-aspartamide (PE), have been prepared and characterized as local gene delivery systems. In particular, HA/PE scaffolds have been loaded with PE/DNA interpolyelectrolyte complexes, employing PE as a macromolecular crosslinker for HA and as a non-viral vector for DNA. In vitro studies showed that HA/PE films and sponges have high compatibility with human dermal fibroblasts and they give a sustained DNA release, whose trend can be easily tailored by varying the crosslinking ratio between HA and PE. Electrophoresis analysis and transfection studies on B16-F10 cells revealed that DNA is released as a complex with PE and it retains its bioactivity. PMID:19664699

  13. Naturally derived and synthetic scaffolds for skeletal muscle reconstruction.

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    Wolf, Matthew T; Dearth, Christopher L; Sonnenberg, Sonya B; Loboa, Elizabeth G; Badylak, Stephen F

    2015-04-01

    Skeletal muscle tissue has an inherent capacity for regeneration following injury. However, severe trauma, such as volumetric muscle loss, overwhelms these natural muscle repair mechanisms prompting the search for a tissue engineering/regenerative medicine approach to promote functional skeletal muscle restoration. A desirable approach involves a bioscaffold that simultaneously acts as an inductive microenvironment and as a cell/drug delivery vehicle to encourage muscle ingrowth. Both biologically active, naturally derived materials (such as extracellular matrix) and carefully engineered synthetic polymers have been developed to provide such a muscle regenerative environment. Next generation naturally derived/synthetic "hybrid materials" would combine the advantageous properties of these materials to create an optimal platform for cell/drug delivery and possess inherent bioactive properties. Advances in scaffolds using muscle tissue engineering are reviewed herein. PMID:25174309

  14. Biodegradable fibre scaffolds incorporating water-soluble drugs and proteins.

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    Ma, J; Meng, J; Simonet, M; Stingelin, N; Peijs, T; Sukhorukov, G B

    2015-07-01

    A new type of biodegradable drug-loaded fibre scaffold has been successfully produced for the benefit of water-soluble drugs and proteins. Model drug loaded calcium carbonate (CaCO3) microparticles incorporated into poly(lactic acid-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) fibres were manufactured by co-precipitation of CaCO3 and the drug molecules, followed by electrospinning of a suspension of such drug-loaded microparticles in a PLGA solution. Rhodamine 6G and bovine serum albumin were used as model drugs for our release study, representing small bioactive molecules and protein, respectively. A bead and string structure of fibres was achieved. The drug release was investigated with different drug loadings and in different pH release mediums. Results showed that a slow and sustained drug release was achieved in 40 days and the CaCO3 microparticles used as the second barrier restrained the initial burst release. PMID:26155976

  15. Liquid Phase Sintered Ceramic Bone Scaffolds by Combined Laser and Furnace

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    Feng, Pei; Deng, Youwen; Duan, Songlin; Gao, Chengde; Shuai, Cijun; Peng, Shuping

    2014-01-01

    Fabrication of mechanically competent bioactive scaffolds is a great challenge in bone tissue engineering. In this paper, ?-tricalcium phosphate (?-TCP) scaffolds were successfully fabricated by selective laser sintering combined with furnace sintering. Bioglass 45S5 was introduced in the process as liquid phase in order to improve the mechanical and biological properties. The results showed that sintering of ?-TCP with the bioglass revealed some features of liquid phase sintering. The optimum amount of 45S5 was 5 wt %. At this point, the scaffolds were densified without defects. The fracture toughness, compressive strength and stiffness were 1.67 MPam1/2, 21.32 MPa and 264.32 MPa, respectively. Bone like apatite layer was formed and the stimulation for apatite formation was increased with increase in 45S5 content after soaking in simulated body fluid, which indicated that 45S5 could improve the bioactivity. Furthermore, MG-63 cells adhered and spread well, and proliferated with increase in the culture time. PMID:25196598

  16. Bioactive nanocrystalline sol-gel hydroxyapatite coatings.

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    Chai, C S; Ben-Nissan, B

    1999-08-01

    Sol-gel technology offers an alternative technique for producing bioactive surfaces for improved bone attachment. Previous work indicated that monophasic hydroxyapatite coatings were difficult to produce. In the present work hydroxyapatite was synthesized using the sol-gel technique with alkoxide precursors and the solution was allowed to age up to seven days prior to coating. It was found that, similar to the wet-chemical method of hydroxyapatite powder synthesis, an aging time is required to produce a pure hydroxyapatite phase. A methodology that has been successfully used to produce nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite thin film coatings via the sol-gel route on various substrates including alumina, Vycor glass, partially stabilized zirconia, Ti-6Al-4V alloy and single crystal MgO is described. Coatings produced on MgO substrates were characterized by X-ray diffraction and atomic force microscopy, while the analogous gels were examined with thermogravimetric and differential thermal analyses. The coatings were crack free and the surface was covered with small grains, of approximately 200 nm in size for samples fired to 1000 degrees C. Coating thickness varied between 70 and 1000 nm depending on the number of applied layers. PMID:15348113

  17. Preliminary Results of Implantation in Animal Model and Osteoblast Culture Evaluation of Prototypes of Biomimetic Multispiked Connecting Scaffold for Noncemented Stemless Resurfacing Hip Arthroplasty Endoprostheses

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    Uklejewski, Ryszard; Rogala, Piotr; Winiecki, Mariusz; K?dzia, Andrzej; Ruszkowski, Piotr

    2013-01-01

    We present the new fixation method for RHA (resurfacing hip arthroplasty) endoprostheses by means of the biomimetic multispiked connecting scaffold (MSC-Scaffold). Such connecting scaffold can generate new type of RHA endoprostheses, that is stemless and fixed entirely without cement. The preprototypes of this MSC-Scaffold were manufactured with modern additive laser additive technology (SLM). The pilot surgical implantations in animal model (two laboratory swine) of MSC-Scaffold preprototypes have showed after two months neither implant loosening, migration, and nor other early complications. From the results of performed histopathological evaluation of the periscaffold spikes bone tissue and 10-day culture of human osteoblasts (NHOst) we can conclude that (1) the scaffolding effect was obtained and (2) to improve the osseointegration of the scaffold spikes, their material surface should be physicochemically modified (e.g., with hydroxyapatite). Some histopathological findings in the periscaffold domain near the MSC-Scaffold spikes bases (fibrous connective tissue and metallic particles near the MSC-Scaffold spikes bases edges) prompt considering the necessity to optimize the design of the MSC-Scaffold in the regions of its interspike space near the spikes bases edges, to provide more room for new bone formation in this region and for indispensable post-processing (glass pearl blasting) after the SLM manufacturing. PMID:23984397

  18. Effect of calcium phosphate coating and rhBMP-2 on bone regeneration in rabbit calvaria using poly(propylene fumarate) scaffolds.

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    Dadsetan, Mahrokh; Guda, Teja; Runge, M Brett; Mijares, Dindo; LeGeros, Racquel Z; LeGeros, John P; Silliman, David T; Lu, Lichun; Wenke, Joseph C; Brown Baer, Pamela R; Yaszemski, Michael J

    2015-05-01

    Various calcium phosphate based coatings have been evaluated for better bony integration of metallic implants and are currently being investigated to improve the surface bioactivity of polymeric scaffolds. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of calcium phosphate coating and simultaneous delivery of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) on the in vivo bone regeneration capacity of biodegradable, porous poly(propylene fumarate) (PPF) scaffolds. PPF scaffolds were coated with three different calcium phosphate formulations: magnesium-substituted ?-tricalcium phosphate (?-TCMP), carbonated hydroxyapatite (synthetic bone mineral, SBM) and biphasic calcium phosphate (BCP). In vivo bone regeneration was evaluated by implantation of scaffolds in a critical-sized rabbit calvarial defect loaded with different doses of rhBMP-2. Our data demonstrated that scaffolds with each of the calcium phosphate coatings were capable of sustaining rhBMP-2 release and retained an open porous structure. After 6weeks of implantation, micro-computed tomography revealed that the rhBMP-2 dose had a significant effect on bone formation within the scaffolds and that the SBM-coated scaffolds regenerated significantly greater bone than BCP-coated scaffolds. Mechanical testing of the defects also indicated restoration of strength in the SBM and ?-TCMP with rhBMP-2 delivery. Histology results demonstrated bone growth immediately adjacent to the scaffold surface, indicating good osteointegration and osteoconductivity for coated scaffolds. The results obtained in this study suggest that the coated scaffold platform demonstrated a synergistic effect between calcium phosphate coatings and rhBMP-2 delivery and may provide a promising platform for the functional restoration of large bone defects. PMID:25575855

  19. Tape cast bioactive metal-ceramic laminates for structural application

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    Clupper, Daniel Christopher

    Bioglass 45S5, is a silica based glass which is able to rapidly form strong bonds with bone and soft tissue in vivo. It is used clinically to replace damaged ear ossicles and in dental surgery to help maintain the structural integrity of the jaw bone. The goal of the research was to demonstrate that Bioglass can be toughened by lamination with metallic layers while maintaining bioactivity. Improvement of the mechanical properties of Bioglass 45SS would allow for additional clinical applications, such as fracture fixation plates, or vertebral spacers. Bioglass 45S5 was tape cast and laminated with clinically relevant metals (316L, stainless steel and titanium) as well as copper in an effort to demonstrate that the effective toughness, or area under the load-deflection diagram can be increased significantly through ductile layer lamination. The average strength of monolithic tape cast sintered Bioglass was as high as 150 MPa and the toughness measured approximately 1.0 MPa m1/2. Copper-Bioglass laminates clearly demonstrated the toughening effect of metal layers on tape cast sintered Bioglass 45S5. Steel-Bioglass laminates, although less tough than the copper-Bioglass laminates, showed higher strengths. In vitro bioactivity tests of both titanium and steel Bioglass laminates showed the formation of mature and thick hydroxyapatite layers after 24 hours in Tris buffer solution. Under the standard test conditions, the bioactivity of monolithic tape cast sintered Bioglass increased with increasing sintering temperature. For samples sintered at 1000°C, thick crystalline layers of hydroxyapatite formed within 24 hours in Tris buffer solution. The bioactivity of these samples approached that of amorphous bulk Bioglass. Samples processed at 800°C were able to form thick crystalline hydroxyapatite layer after 24 hours when the test solution volume was increased by eight times.

  20. Preparation of laminated poly(?-caprolactone)-gelatin-hydroxyapatite nanocomposite scaffold bioengineered via compound techniques for bone substitution

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    Hamlekhan, Azhang; Moztarzadeh, Fathollah; Mozafari, Masoud; Azami, Mahmoud; Nezafati, Nader

    2011-01-01

    In this research, new bioactive nanocomposite scaffolds were successfully developed using poly(?-caprolactone) (PCL), cross-linked gelatin and nanoparticles of hydroxyapatite (HAp) after testing different solvents and methods. First, HAp powder was synthesized via a chemical precipitation technique and characterized. Then, the nanocomposites were prepared through layer solvent casting combined with freeze-drying and lamination techniques. According to the results, the increasing of the PCL weight in the scaffolds led to the improvement of the mechanical properties. The amount of ultimate stress, stiffness and also elastic modulus increased from 8 MPa for 0% wt PCL to 23.5 MPa for 50% wt PCL. The biomineralization study revealed the formation of an apatite layer on the scaffolds after immersion in simulated body fluid (SBF). The Ca-P ratios were in accordance to nonstoichiometric biological apatite, which was approximately 1.67. The in vitro biocompatibility and cytocompatibility of the scaffolds were tested using mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), and the results indicated no sign of toxicity, and cells were found to be attached to the scaffold walls. The in vivo biocompatibility and osteogenesis of these scaffolds in the animal experiments is also under investigation, and the result will be published at the end of the study. PMID:23507731

  1. Solvent/Non-Solvent Sintering: A Novel Route to Create Porous Microsphere Scaffolds For Tissue Regeneration

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    Brown, Justin L.; Nair, Lakshmi S.; Laurencin, Cato T.

    2009-01-01

    Solvent/non-solvent sintering creates porous polymeric microsphere scaffolds suitable for tissue engineering purposes with control over the resulting porosity, average pore diameter and mechanical properties. Five different biodegradable biocompatible polyphosphazenes exhibiting glass transition temperatures from ?8°C to 41oC and poly(lactide-co-glycolide), (PLAGA) a degradable polymer used in a number of biomedical settings, were examined to study the versatility of the process and benchmark the process to heat sintering. Parameters such as: solvent/non-solvent sintering solution composition and submersion time effect the sintering process. PLAGA microsphere scaffolds fabricated with solvent/non-solvent sintering exhibited an interconnected porosity and pore size of 31.9% and 179.1µm respectively which was analogous to that of conventional heat sintered PLAGA microsphere scaffolds. Biodegradable polyphosphazene microsphere scaffolds exhibited a maximum interconnected porosity of 37.6% and a maximum compressive modulus of 94.3MPa. Solvent/non-solvent sintering is an effective strategy for sintering polymeric microspheres, with a broad spectrum of glass transition temperatures, under ambient conditions making it an excellent fabrication route for developing tissue engineering scaffolds and drug delivery vehicles. PMID:18161819

  2. Enhanced osteogenesis of bone morphology protein-2 in 2-N,6-O-sulfated chitosan immobilized PLGA scaffolds.

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    Kong, Xiangjun; Wang, Jing; Cao, Lingyan; Yu, Yuanman; Liu, Changsheng

    2014-10-01

    By using 2-N,6-O-sulfated chitosan (26SCS) immobilized poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) scaffolds, our system achieved controlled release and improved bioactivity of recombinant human bone morphology protein-2 (rhBMP-2). Initially aminolyzed by ethylenediamine, PLGA scaffolds surface was immobilized with 26SCS via electrostatic assembly. Upon the presence of 26SCS, the system displayed improved rhBMP-2 adsorption and prolonged release process in vitro due to the high affinity of rhBMP-2 with 26SCS. On the other hand, because of incorporation of 26SCS, the system appeared to be more hydrophilic and provided a better environment for cells attachment. Moreover, 26SCS enhanced the binding efficiency between rhBMP-2 and its receptors as well as alkaline phosphatase activity. Our study highlights 26SCS immobilized PLGA scaffolds may be excellent candidates for use in bone tissue engineering. PMID:25084565

  3. Stem Cells and Bioactive Materials

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    Robert C. Bielby; Julia M. Polak

    Major advances in biological and materials research have created the possibilities for tissue engineering and regenerative\\u000a medicine. Finding the most effective ways of utilising stem cells, of several types, and triggering their differentiatoin\\u000a in a controlled manner will provide cell sources for cell replacement therapy. Materials will be bioresorbable in vivo and bioactive, contributing to differentiation, implantation and long-term engraftment

  4. Flavanols: digestion, absorption and bioactivity

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    Robert M. Hackman; John A. Polagruto; Qin Yan Zhu; Buxiang Sun; Hajime Fujii; Carl L. Keen

    2008-01-01

    Flavanols, or flavan-3-ols, are a family of bioactive compounds present in cocoa, red wine, green tea, red grapes, berries\\u000a and apples. With a basic monomer unit of (?)-epicatechin or (+)-catechin, flavanols can be present in foods and beverages\\u000a as monomers or oligomers (procyanidins). Most, but not all, procyanidins are degraded into monomer or dimer units prior to\\u000a absorption. The bioavailability

  5. Chelating Tendencies of Bioactive Aminophosphonates

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    Lázár, István; Kafarski, Pawel

    1994-01-01

    The metal-binding abilities of a wide variety of bioactive aminophosphonates, from the simple aminoethanephosphonic acids to the rather large macrocyclic polyaza derivatives, are discussed with special emphasis on a comparison of the analogous carboxylic acid and phosphonic acid systems. Examples are given of the biological importance of metal ion – aminophosphonate interactions in living systems, and also of their actual and potential applicability in medicine. PMID:18476237

  6. Effect of hydroxyapatite-containing microspheres embedded into three-dimensional magnesium phosphate scaffolds on the controlled release of lysozyme and in vitro biodegradation.

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    Lee, Jongman; Yun, Hui-Suk

    2014-01-01

    The functionality of porous three-dimensional (3D) magnesium phosphate (MgP) scaffold was investigated for the development of a novel protein delivery system and biomimetic bone tissue engineering scaffold. This enhancement can be achieved by incorporation of hydroxyapatite (HA)-containing polymeric microspheres (MSs) into a bulk MgP matrix, and a paste-extruding deposition (PED) system. In this work, the amount of MS and HA was precisely controlled when manufacturing MS-embedded MgP (MS/MgP) composite scaffolds. The main influence was researched in terms of in vitro lysozyme-release, in vitro biodegradation, mechanical properties, and in vitro calcification. The controlled release of lysozyme was indicated, while showing graded release patterns according to HA content. The composite scaffolds degraded gradually with MS content and degradation time. Due to the effect of HA inclusion, the higher HA-containing MS/MgP scaffolds could, not only delay the biodegradation process but also, compensate for the possible loss of mechanical properties. In this regard, it is reasonable to confirm the inverse relationship between biodegradation and corresponding compressive properties. In order to encourage bioactivity and osteoconductivity, the MS/MgP composite scaffolds were subjected to simulated body fluid treatment. Calcium deposition was, in turn, improved with increasing MS and HA content over time. This quantitative result was also proved using morphological and elemental analysis. In summary, a significant transformation of a monolithic MgP scaffold was directed toward a multifunctional bone tissue engineering scaffold equipped with controlled protein delivery, biodegradability, and bioactivity. PMID:25214782

  7. Effect of hydroxyapatite-containing microspheres embedded into three-dimensional magnesium phosphate scaffolds on the controlled release of lysozyme and in vitro biodegradation

    PubMed Central

    Lee, Jongman; Yun, Hui-suk

    2014-01-01

    The functionality of porous three-dimensional (3D) magnesium phosphate (MgP) scaffold was investigated for the development of a novel protein delivery system and biomimetic bone tissue engineering scaffold. This enhancement can be achieved by incorporation of hydroxyapatite (HA)-containing polymeric microspheres (MSs) into a bulk MgP matrix, and a paste-extruding deposition (PED) system. In this work, the amount of MS and HA was precisely controlled when manufacturing MS-embedded MgP (MS/MgP) composite scaffolds. The main influence was researched in terms of in vitro lysozyme-release, in vitro biodegradation, mechanical properties, and in vitro calcification. The controlled release of lysozyme was indicated, while showing graded release patterns according to HA content. The composite scaffolds degraded gradually with MS content and degradation time. Due to the effect of HA inclusion, the higher HA-containing MS/MgP scaffolds could, not only delay the biodegradation process but also, compensate for the possible loss of mechanical properties. In this regard, it is reasonable to confirm the inverse relationship between biodegradation and corresponding compressive properties. In order to encourage bioactivity and osteoconductivity, the MS/MgP composite scaffolds were subjected to simulated body fluid treatment. Calcium deposition was, in turn, improved with increasing MS and HA content over time. This quantitative result was also proved using morphological and elemental analysis. In summary, a significant transformation of a monolithic MgP scaffold was directed toward a multifunctional bone tissue engineering scaffold equipped with controlled protein delivery, biodegradability, and bioactivity. PMID:25214782

  8. MAP kinase cascades: scaffolding signal specificity.

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    van Drogen, Frank; Peter, Matthias

    2002-01-22

    Scaffold proteins organize many MAP kinase pathways by interacting with several components of these cascades. Recent studies suggest that scaffold proteins provide local activation platforms that contribute to signal specificity by insulating different MAP kinase pathways. PMID:11818078

  9. MAP Kinase Cascades: Scaffolding Signal Specificity

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    Frank van Drogen; Matthias Peter

    2002-01-01

    Scaffold proteins organize many MAP kinase pathways by interacting with several components of these cascades. Recent studies suggest that scaffold proteins provide local activation platforms that contribute to signal specificity by insulating different MAP kinase pathways.

  10. Bioresorbable scaffolds on the bench.

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    Ormiston, John; Motreff, Pascal; Darremont, Olivier; Webber, Bruce; Guerin, Patrice; Webster, Mark

    2015-05-19

    Bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS) in bifurcations have all of the potential advantages of BRS in non-bifurcating lesions and, in addition, the absorption of side branch (SB) ostial struts may at least partially release the branch from "jail". Polymeric BRS struts may break when post-dilated beyond their safe limits and multiple fractures may lead to adverse clinical events. Bench testing provides insights into the behaviour of different BRS in bifurcations and helps the interventional cardiologist to choose, deliver and post-dilate appropriately. Bench testing of polymeric BRS must be in a water bath at 37ºC as polymer performance is temperature sensitive. Balloon dilatation through the side of a BRS or a durable metallic stent causes distortion corrected by mini-kissing balloon post-dilatation (mini-KBPD) where the SB balloon extends only a short distance into the main branch (MB), limiting the length of MB scaffold exposed to the inflation of two balloons. The safe pressure threshold for SB dilatation of a 3.0 mm Absorb scaffold with a 3.0 mm non-compliant balloon is 10 atm and for mini-KBPD with two 3.0 mm balloons it is 5 atm. Strategies such as culotte, crush and simultaneous kissing scaffolds (SKS) may not be appropriate for the current Absorb scaffold. PMID:25983158

  11. Fatigue and human umbilical cord stem cell seeding characteristics of calcium phosphate–chitosan–biodegradable fiber scaffolds

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    Zhao, Liang; Burguera, Elena F.; Xu, Hockin H.K.; Amin, Nikhil; Ryou, Heon; Arola, Dwayne D.

    2010-01-01

    Calcium phosphate cement (CPC) has in situ-setting ability and bioactivity, but the brittleness and low strength limit CPC to only non-load-bearing bone repairs. Human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (hUCMSCs) can be harvested without an invasive procedure required for the commonly studied bone marrow MSCs. However, little has been reported on hUCMSC delivery via bioactive scaffolds for bone tissue engineering. The objectives of this study were to develop CPC scaffolds with improved resistance to fatigue and fracture, and to investigate hUCMSC delivery for bone tissue engineering. In fast fracture, CPC with 15% chitosan and 20% polyglactin fibers (CPC–chitosan–fiber scaffold) had flexural strength of 26 MPa, higher than 10 MPa for CPC control (p < 0.05). In cyclic loading, CPC–chitosan–fiber specimens that survived 2 × 106 cycles had the maximum stress of 10 MPa, compared to 5 MPa of CPC control. CPC–chitosan–fiber specimens that failed after multiple cycles had a mean stress-to-failure of 9 MPa, compared to 5.8 MPa for CPC control (p < 0.05). hUCMSCs showed excellent viability when seeded on CPC and CPC–chitosan–fiber scaffolds. The percentage of live cells reached 96–99%. Cell density was about 300 cells/mm2 at day 1; it proliferated to 700 cells/mm2 at day 4. Wst-1 assay showed that the stronger CPC–chitosan–fiber scaffold had hUCMSC viability that matched the CPC control (p > 0.1). In summary, this study showed that chitosan and polyglactin fibers substantially increased the fatigue resistance of CPC, and that hUCMSCs had excellent proliferation and viability on the scaffolds. PMID:19850337

  12. Synthesis of the TACO scaffold as a new selectively deprotectable conformationally restricted triazacyclophane based scaffold.

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    Brouwer, Arwin J; van de Langemheen, Helmus; Ciaffoni, Adriano; Schilder, Kitty E; Liskamp, Rob M J

    2014-06-01

    The synthesis of a new triazacyclophane scaffold (TACO scaffold) containing three selectively deprotectable amines is described. The TACO scaffold is conformationally more constrained than our frequently used TAC scaffold, due to introduction of a substituent on the para position of the benzoic acid hinge, which prevents ring flipping and makes it more attractive than the TAC scaffold for preparation of artificial receptor molecules or for mimicking discontinuous epitopes toward protein mimics when more preorganization is required. PMID:24856258

  13. Nano SiO2 and MgO Improve the Properties of Porous ?-TCP Scaffolds via Advanced Manufacturing Technology

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    Gao, Chengde; Wei, Pingpin; Feng, Pei; Xiao, Tao; Shuai, Cijun; Peng, Shuping

    2015-01-01

    Nano SiO2 and MgO particles were incorporated into ?-tricalcium phosphate (?-TCP) scaffolds to improve the mechanical and biological properties. The porous cylindrical ?-TCP scaffolds doped with 0.5 wt % SiO2, 1.0 wt % MgO, 0.5 wt % SiO2 + 1.0 wt % MgO were fabricated via selective laser sintering respectively and undoped ?-TCP scaffold was also prepared as control. The phase composition and mechanical strength of the scaffolds were evaluated. X-ray diffraction analysis indicated that the phase transformation from ?-TCP to ?-TCP was inhibited after the addition of MgO. The compressive strength of scaffold was improved from 3.12 ± 0.36 MPa (?-TCP) to 5.74 ± 0.62 MPa (?-TCP/SiO2), 9.02 ± 0.55 MPa (?-TCP/MgO) and 10.43 ± 0.28 MPa (?-TCP/SiO2/MgO), respectively. The weight loss and apatite-forming ability of the scaffolds were evaluated by soaking them in simulated body fluid. The results demonstrated that both SiO2 and MgO dopings slowed down the degradation rate and improved the bioactivity of ?-TCP scaffolds. In vitro cell culture studies indicated that SiO2 and MgO dopings facilitated cell attachment and proliferation. Combined addition of SiO2 and MgO were found optimal in enhancing both the mechanical and biological properties of ?-TCP scaffold. PMID:25815597

  14. Nano SiO2 and MgO improve the properties of porous ?-TCP scaffolds via advanced manufacturing technology.

    PubMed

    Gao, Chengde; Wei, Pingpin; Feng, Pei; Xiao, Tao; Shuai, Cijun; Peng, Shuping

    2015-01-01

    Nano SiO2 and MgO particles were incorporated into ?-tricalcium phosphate (?-TCP) scaffolds to improve the mechanical and biological properties. The porous cylindrical ?-TCP scaffolds doped with 0.5 wt % SiO2, 1.0 wt % MgO, 0.5 wt % SiO2 + 1.0 wt % MgO were fabricated via selective laser sintering respectively and undoped ?-TCP scaffold was also prepared as control. The phase composition and mechanical strength of the scaffolds were evaluated. X-ray diffraction analysis indicated that the phase transformation from ?-TCP to ?-TCP was inhibited after the addition of MgO. The compressive strength of scaffold was improved from 3.12 ± 0.36 MPa (?-TCP) to 5.74 ± 0.62 MPa (?-TCP/SiO2), 9.02 ± 0.55 MPa (?-TCP/MgO) and 10.43 ± 0.28 MPa (?-TCP/SiO2/MgO), respectively. The weight loss and apatite-forming ability of the scaffolds were evaluated by soaking them in simulated body fluid. The results demonstrated that both SiO2 and MgO dopings slowed down the degradation rate and improved the bioactivity of ?-TCP scaffolds. In vitro cell culture studies indicated that SiO2 and MgO dopings facilitated cell attachment and proliferation. Combined addition of SiO2 and MgO were found optimal in enhancing both the mechanical and biological properties of ?-TCP scaffold. PMID:25815597

  15. Three-dimensional printing of nanomaterial scaffolds for complex tissue regeneration.

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    O'Brien, Christopher M; Holmes, Benjamin; Faucett, Scott; Zhang, Lijie Grace

    2015-02-01

    Three-dimensional (3D) printing has recently expanded in popularity, and become the cutting edge of tissue engineering research. A growing emphasis from clinicians on patient-specific care, coupled with an increasing knowledge of cellular and biomaterial interaction, has led researchers to explore new methods that enable the greatest possible control over the arrangement of cells and bioactive nanomaterials in defined scaffold geometries. In this light, the cutting edge technology of 3D printing also enables researchers to more effectively compose multi-material and cell-laden scaffolds with less effort. In this review, we explore the current state of 3D printing with a focus on printing of nanomaterials and their effect on various complex tissue regeneration applications. PMID:25084122

  16. Photo-crosslinked PDMSstar-PEG Hydrogels: Synthesis, Characterization, and Potential Application for Tissue Engineering Scaffolds

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    Hou, Yaping; Schoener, Cody A.; Regan, Katherine R.; Munoz-Pinto, Dany; Hahn, Mariah S.; Grunlan, Melissa A.

    2010-01-01

    Inorganic-organic hydrogels with tunable chemical and physical properties were prepared from methacrylated star polydimethylsiloxane (PDMSstar-MA) and diacrylated poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG-DA) for use as tissue engineering scaffolds. Eighteen compositionally unique hydrogels were prepared by photo-crosslinking varying weight ratios of PEG-DA and PDMSstar-MA of different molecular weights (Mn): PEG-DA (Mn = 3.4k and 6k g/mol) and PDMSstar-MA (Mn = 1.8k, 5k and 7k g/mol). Introduction of PDMSstar-MA caused formation of discrete PDMS-enriched microparticles dispersed within the PEG matrix. The swelling ratio, mechanical properties in tension and compression, non-specific protein adhesion, controlled introduction of bioactivity and cytotoxicity of hydrogels were studied. This library of inorganic-organic hydrogels with tunable properties provides a useful platform to study the effect of scaffold properties on cell behavior. PMID:20146518

  17. Osteogenetic properties of electrospun nanofibrous PCL scaffolds equipped with chitosan-based nanoreservoirs of growth factors.

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    Ferrand, Alice; Eap, Sandy; Richert, Ludovic; Lemoine, Stéphanie; Kalaskar, Deepak; Demoustier-Champagne, Sophie; Atmani, Hassan; Mély, Yves; Fioretti, Florence; Schlatter, Guy; Kuhn, Liisa; Ladam, Guy; Benkirane-Jessel, Nadia

    2014-01-01

    Bioactive implants intended for rapid, robust, and durable bone tissue regeneration are presented. The implants are based on nanofibrous 3D-scaffolds of bioresorbable poly-?-caprolactone mimicking the fibrillar architecture of bone matrix. Layer-by-layer nanoimmobilization of the growth factor BMP-2 in association with chitosan (CHI) or poly-L-lysine over the nanofibers is described. The osteogenetic potential of the scaffolds coated with layers of CHI and BMP-2 is demonstrated in vitro, and in vivo in mouse calvaria, through enhanced osteopontin gene expression and calcium phosphate biomineralization. The therapeutic strategy described here contributes to the field of regenerative medicine, as it proposes a route toward efficient repair of bone defects at reduced risk and cost level. PMID:23956214

  18. Biomimetic Scaffolds in Tissue Engineering

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    Ian O. Smith; Peter X. Ma

    \\u000a Tissue engineering combines our knowledge of medicine, life sciences, and engineering, and biomimetics within tissue engineering\\u000a is employed in scaffold design, by both mimicking and improving upon the extracellular matrix structure and chemistry.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a The current generation of biomaterials for tissue engineering aims to influence cellular behavior through various means, such\\u000a as scaffold design, cell-based therapies, and factor-based tissue engineering. Biomimetic

  19. Akermanite scaffolds reinforced with boron nitride nanosheets in bone tissue engineering.

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    Shuai, Cijun; Han, Zikai; Feng, Pei; Gao, Chengde; Xiao, Tao; Peng, Shuping

    2015-05-01

    Akermanite (AKM) is considered to be a promising bioactive material for bone tissue engineering due to the moderate biodegradability and excellent biocompatibility. However, the major disadvantage of AKM is the relatively inadequate fracture toughness, which hinders the further applications. In the study, boron nitride nanosheets (BNNSs) reinforced AKM scaffolds are fabricated by selective laser sintering. The effects of BNNSs on the mechanical properties and microstructure are investigated. The results show that the compressive strength and fracture toughness increase significantly with BNNSs increasing from 0.5 to 1.0 wt%. The remarkable improvement is ascribed to pull out and grain wrapping of BNNSs with AKM matrix. While, overlapping sheets is observed when more BNNSs are added, which results in the decline of mechanical properties. In addition, it is found that the composite scaffolds possess good apatite-formation ability when soaking in simulated body fluids, which have been confirmed by energy dispersed spectroscopy and flourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Moreover, MG63 osteoblast-like cells and human bone marrow stromal cells are seeded on the scaffolds. Scanning electron microscopy analysis confirms that both cells adhere and proliferate well, indicating favorable cytocompatibility. All the facts demonstrate the AKM scaffolds reinforced by BNNSs have potential applications for tissue engineering. PMID:25917828

  20. In vivo studies on angiogenic activity of two designer self-assembling peptide scaffold hydrogels in the chicken embryo chorioallantoic membrane.

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    Liu, Xi; Wang, Xiumei; Horii, Akihiro; Wang, Xiujuan; Qiao, Lin; Zhang, Shuguang; Cui, Fu-Zhai

    2012-04-21

    The rapid promotion of angiogenesis is critical for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. The angiogenic activity of tissue-engineered scaffolds has already been the major criterion for choosing and designing ideal biological materials. We here report systematic in vivo studies on the angiogenic activity of two functionalized self-assembling peptides PRG (Ac-(RADA)(4)GPRGDSGYRGDS-CONH(2)) and KLT (Ac-(RADA)(4)G(4)KLTWQELYQLKYKGI-CONH(2)) using the chicken embryo chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) assay. 3D migration/sprouting bead assays showed that the two functional motifs PRGDSGYRGDS and KLTWQELYQLKYKGI improved the bioactivities of the self-assembling peptide RADA16-I (Ac-(RADA)(4)-CONH(2)) dramatically and provided ideal synthetic microenvironments for endothelial cell migration and cordlike structure sprout formation. A CAM assay was carried out to assess the efficiency of various peptide scaffolds in inducing capillary invasion in vivo. Among these three peptide scaffolds, the functionalized peptide scaffold RAD/KLT presented a significantly better angiogenic activity inducing CAM tissue invasion and new capillary vessel formation within the scaffolds in the absence of VEGF. With the addition of VEGF, more newly formed vessel lumen could be observed in all peptide scaffolds. Our results suggested that the functionalized peptide scaffolds had satisfactory angiogenic properties, and may also have wide potential applications in tissue regeneration. PMID:22430460

  1. Poly-l-lactide/sodium alginate/chitosan microsphere hybrid scaffolds made with braiding manufacture and adhesion technique: Solution to the incongruence between porosity and compressive strength.

    PubMed

    Lin, Jia-Horng; Chen, Chih-Kuang; Wen, Shih-Peng; Lou, Ching-Wen

    2015-07-01

    Bone scaffolds require a three-dimensional structure, high porosity, interconnected pores, adequate mechanical strengths, and non-toxicity. A high porosity is incongruent with mechanical strengths. Therefore, this study combines a braiding method and microsphere solution to create bone scaffolds with a high porosity and sufficient mechanical strengths. First, poly-l-lactide (PLLA) plied yarns are braided into 5-, 10-, 15-, 20-, and 25-layer hollow braids, and then thermally treated at 165°C for various durations. Next, sodium alginate (SA) microspheres, cross-linked with CaCl2 solution with various concentrations, are combined with PLLA porous braided bone scaffolds to form PLLA/SA/CS microsphere hybrid scaffolds, which are then observed for surface observation, and tested for porosity, water contact angle, compressive strength, MTT assay, bioactivity, alkaline phosphatase (ALP) assay, cell attachment, and statistical analyses. The test results show that the layer amount of the bone scaffold is proportional to the compressive strength. With the same number of layers, the compressive strength is inversely proportional to the concentration of the CaCl2 solution. The results of surface observation, porosity, and water contact angle tests show that PLLA/SA/CS microsphere hybrid scaffolds possess a high porosity and good hydrophilicity; as a result, the braiding manufacture and the bonding technique effectively solve the confliction between porosity and mechanical strength. The concentration of CaCl2 does not pertain to cell activity and ALP results, exemplified by good cell attachment on bone scaffolds for each specification. PMID:25953547

  2. In vivo studies on angiogenic activity of two designer self-assembling peptide scaffold hydrogels in the chicken embryo chorioallantoic membrane

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    Liu, Xi; Wang, Xiumei; Horii, Akihiro; Wang, Xiujuan; Qiao, Lin; Zhang, Shuguang; Cui, Fu-Zhai

    2012-03-01

    The rapid promotion of angiogenesis is critical for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. The angiogenic activity of tissue-engineered scaffolds has already been the major criterion for choosing and designing ideal biological materials. We here report systematic in vivo studies on the angiogenic activity of two functionalized self-assembling peptides PRG (Ac-(RADA)4GPRGDSGYRGDS-CONH2) and KLT (Ac-(RADA)4G4KLTWQELYQLKYKGI-CONH2) using the chicken embryo chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) assay. 3D migration/sprouting bead assays showed that the two functional motifs PRGDSGYRGDS and KLTWQELYQLKYKGI improved the bioactivities of the self-assembling peptide RADA16-I (Ac-(RADA)4-CONH2) dramatically and provided ideal synthetic microenvironments for endothelial cell migration and cordlike structure sprout formation. A CAM assay was carried out to assess the efficiency of various peptide scaffolds in inducing capillary invasion in vivo. Among these three peptide scaffolds, the functionalized peptide scaffold RAD/KLT presented a significantly better angiogenic activity inducing CAM tissue invasion and new capillary vessel formation within the scaffolds in the absence of VEGF. With the addition of VEGF, more newly formed vessel lumen could be observed in all peptide scaffolds. Our results suggested that the functionalized peptide scaffolds had satisfactory angiogenic properties, and may also have wide potential applications in tissue regeneration.

  3. Poly(lactic-co-glycolic) Acid/Nanohydroxyapatite Scaffold Containing Chitosan Microspheres with Adrenomedullin Delivery for Modulation Activity of Osteoblasts and Vascular Endothelial Cells

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    Li, Chunyan; Chen, Yingxin; Dong, Shujun; Chen, Xuesi; Zhou, Yanmin

    2013-01-01

    Adrenomedullin (ADM) is a bioactive regulatory peptide that affects migration and proliferation of diverse cell types, including endothelial cells, smooth muscle cells, and osteoblast-like cells. This study investigated the effects of sustained release of ADM on the modulation activity of osteoblasts and vascular endothelial cells in vitro. Chitosan microspheres (CMs) were developed for ADM delivery. Poly(lactic-co-glycolic) acid and nano-hydroxyapatite were used to prepare scaffolds containing microspheres with ADM. The CMs showed rough surface morphology and high porosity, and they were well-distributed. The scaffolds exhibited relatively uniform pore sizes with interconnected pores. The addition of CMs improved the mechanical properties of the scaffolds without affecting their high porosity. In vitro degradation tests indicated that the addition of CMs increased the water absorption of the scaffolds and inhibited pH decline of phosphate-buffered saline medium. The expression levels of osteogenic-related and angiogenic-related genes were determined in MG63 cells and in human umbilical vein endothelial cells cultured on the scaffolds, respectively. The expression levels of osteogenic-related and angiogenic-related proteins were also detected by western blot analysis. Their expression levels in cells were improved on the ADM delivery scaffolds at a certain time point. The in vitro evaluation suggests that the microsphere-scaffold system is suitable as a model for bone tissue engineering. PMID:23841075

  4. Biological and mechanical properties of PMMA-based bioactive bone cements

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Weam F Mousa; Masahiko Kobayashi; Shuichi Shinzato; Masaki Kamimura; Masashi Neo; Satoru Yoshihara; Takashi Nakamura

    2000-01-01

    We reported previously that a bioactive PMMA-based cement was obtained by using a dry method of silanation of apatite–wollastonite glass ceramic (AW–GC) particles, and using high molecular weight PMMA particles. But handling and mechanical properties of the cement were poor (Mousa et al., J Biomed Mater Res 1999;47:336-44). In the present study, we investigated the effect of the characteristics of

  5. Quinazoline derivatives: synthesis and bioactivities

    PubMed Central

    2013-01-01

    Owing to the significant biological activities, quinazoline derivatives have drawn more and more attention in the synthesis and bioactivities research. This review summarizes the recent advances in the synthesis and biological activities investigations of quinazoline derivatives. According to the main method the authors adopted in their research design, those synthetic methods were divided into five main classifications, including Aza-reaction, Microwave-assisted reaction, Metal-mediated reaction, Ultrasound-promoted reaction and Phase-transfer catalysis reaction. The biological activities of the synthesized quinazoline derivatives also are discussed. PMID:23731671

  6. 3D bone tissue engineered with bioactive microspheres in simulated microgravity.

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    Qiu, Q Q; Ducheyne, P; Ayyaswamy, P S

    2001-03-01

    Three-dimensional (3D) osteoblast cell cultures were obtained in rotating-wall vessels (RWV), simulating microgravity. Three types of bioactive microcarriers, specifically modified bioactive glass particles, bioceramic hollow microspheres, and biodegradable bioactive glass-polymer composite microspheres, were developed and used with osteoblasts. The surfaces of composite microspheres fully transformed into bone apatite after 2-wk immersion in simulated physiological fluid, which demonstrated their bone-bonding ability. The motion of microcarriers in RWVs was photographically recorded and numerically analyzed. The trajectories of hollow microspheres showed that they migrated and eventually stayed around at the central region of the RWV. At their surfaces, shear stresses were low. In contrast, solid glass or polymer particles moved toward and finally bounced off the outer wall of the RWVs. Cell culture studies in the RWV using bone marrow stromal cells showed that the cells attached to and formed 3D aggregates with the hollow microspheres. Extracellular matrix and mineralization were observed in the aggregates. Cell culture studies also confirmed the ability of the composite microspheres to support 3D bone-like tissue formation. These data suggest that the new hollow bioceramic microspheres and degradable composite microspheres can be used as microcarriers for 3D bone tissue engineering in microgravity. They also have potential applications as drug delivery systems. PMID:11370806

  7. Electrospun nanofibrous cellulose scaffolds with controlled microarchitecture.

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    Rodríguez, Katia; Sundberg, Johan; Gatenholm, Paul; Renneckar, Scott

    2014-01-16

    Introducing porosity in electrospun scaffolds is critical to improve cell penetration and nutrient diffusion for tissue engineering. Nanofibrous cellulose scaffolds were prepared by electrospinning cellulose acetate (CA) followed by saponification to regenerate cellulose. Using a computer-assisted design approach, scaffolds underwent laser ablation resulting in pores with diameters between 50 and 300 ?m without damaging or modifying the surrounding scaffold area. A new mineralization method was employed in conjunction with microablation using commercial phosphate buffered saline (PBS) to soak carboxymethylcellulose surface-modified electrospun scaffolds. The resulting crystals within the scaffold on the interior of the pore had a calcium to phosphate ratio of 1.56, similar to hydroxyapatite. It was observed that porosity of the cellulose scaffolds enhanced osteoblast cell attachment at the edge of the pores, while mineralization enhanced overall cell density. PMID:24188848

  8. Problem Solving, Scaffolding and Learning

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    Lin, Shih-Yin

    2012-01-01

    Helping students to construct robust understanding of physics concepts and develop good solving skills is a central goal in many physics classrooms. This thesis examine students' problem solving abilities from different perspectives and explores strategies to scaffold students' learning. In studies involving analogical problem solving…

  9. Bioactivation of biomorphous silicon carbide bone implants

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Julia Will; Alexander Hoppe; Frank A. Müller; Carmen T. Raya; Julián M. Fernández; Peter Greil

    2010-01-01

    Wood-derived silicon carbide (SiC) offers a specific biomorphous microstructure similar to the cellular pore microstructure of bone. Compared with bioactive ceramics such as calcium phosphate, however, silicon carbide is considered not to induce spontaneous interface bonding to living bone. Bioactivation by chemical treatment of biomorphous silicon carbide was investigated in order to accelerate osseointegration and improve bone bonding ability. Biomorphous

  10. Double-layer glass-ceramic coatings on Ti6Al4V for dental implants

    Microsoft Academic Search

    E. Verné; C. Fernández Vallés; C. Vitale Brovarone; S. Spriano; C. Moisescu

    2004-01-01

    Double-layer bioactive glass-ceramic coatings were prepared on Ti–6Al–4V substrates by dipping and firing. A SiO2–CaO–Na2O–MgO–P2O5–K2O (SCP) based glass was used as first layer in direct contact with the metallic substrate and a SiO2–Al2O3–P2O5–K2O–CaO–F? (SAF) based glass-ceramic was used as outer bioactive layer. The deposition of the intermediate SCP layer was necessary in order to obtain a good adhesion of the

  11. Bioactive Components in Fish Venoms

    PubMed Central

    Ziegman, Rebekah; Alewood, Paul

    2015-01-01

    Animal venoms are widely recognized excellent resources for the discovery of novel drug leads and physiological tools. Most are comprised of a large number of components, of which the enzymes, small peptides, and proteins are studied for their important bioactivities. However, in spite of there being over 2000 venomous fish species, piscine venoms have been relatively underrepresented in the literature thus far. Most studies have explored whole or partially fractioned venom, revealing broad pharmacology, which includes cardiovascular, neuromuscular, cytotoxic, inflammatory, and nociceptive activities. Several large proteinaceous toxins, such as stonustoxin, verrucotoxin, and Sp-CTx, have been isolated from scorpaenoid fish. These form pores in cell membranes, resulting in cell death and creating a cascade of reactions that result in many, but not all, of the physiological symptoms observed from envenomation. Additionally, Natterins, a novel family of toxins possessing kininogenase activity have been found in toadfish venom. A variety of smaller protein toxins, as well as a small number of peptides, enzymes, and non-proteinaceous molecules have also been isolated from a range of fish venoms, but most remain poorly characterized. Many other bioactive fish venom components remain to be discovered and investigated. These represent an untapped treasure of potentially useful molecules. PMID:25941767

  12. 3D-printed hierarchical scaffold for localized isoniazid/rifampin drug delivery and osteoarticular tuberculosis therapy.

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    Zhu, Min; Li, Kun; Zhu, Yufang; Zhang, Jianhua; Ye, Xiaojian

    2015-04-01

    After surgical treatment of osteoarticular tuberculosis (TB), it is necessary to fill the surgical defect with an implant, which combines the merits of osseous regeneration and local multi-drug therapy so as to avoid drug resistance and side effects. In this study, a 3D-printed macro/meso-porous composite scaffold is fabricated. High dosages of isoniazid (INH)/rifampin (RFP) anti-TB drugs are loaded into chemically modified mesoporous bioactive ceramics in advance, which are then bound with poly (3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyhexanoate) (PHBHHx) through a 3D printing procedure. The composite scaffolds show greatly prolonged drug release time compared to commercial calcium phosphate scaffolds either in vitro or in vivo. In addition, the drug concentrations on the periphery tissues of defect are maintained above INH/RFP minimal inhibitory concentrations even up to 12 weeks post-surgery, while they are extremely low in blood. Examinations of certain serum enzymes suggest no harm to hepatic or renal functions. Micro-CT evaluations and histology results also indicate partly degradation of the composite scaffolds and new bone growth in the cavity. These results suggest promising applications of our hierarchical composite scaffold in bone regeneration and local anti-TB therapy after osteoarticular TB debridement surgery. PMID:25653217

  13. Osteogenic Differentiation of Bone Marrow Stem Cell in Poly(Lactic-co-Glycolic Acid) Scaffold Loaded Various Ratio of Hydroxyapatite

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    Kim, Hyeongseok; Kim, Hye Min; Jang, Ji Eun; Kim, Cho Min; Kim, Eun Young; Lee, Dongwon; Khang, Gilson

    2013-01-01

    Background and Objectives Hydroxyapatite has biocompatibility and bioactivity and similar to bone of in human body. The purpose of this study is to evaluate osteogenic differentiation of bone marrow stem cell (BMSC) in PLGA Scaffold added various ratio of hydroxyapatite (HAp). Methods and Results PLGA and PLGA/HAp scaffold were prepared using solvent casting/salt-leaching method. BMSC was seeded on the PLGA and PLGA/HAp scaffold and the samples were cultured in 37? incubator with 5% CO2 for 28 days. Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) was carried out to evaluate alkaline phosphatase activity at 1, 3, 7, 10 and 14 days. Alizarin Red S stating was performed to identify calcium in scaffold at 1, 7, 14, 21 and 28 days. Compressive strength was measured to evaluate mechanical property of scaffold. To confirm cell viability, MTT was carried out at 1, 3, 7, 14 and 28 days. RT-PCR was performed to verify specific marker expression of osteoblast and stem cell at 7, 14, 21 and 28 days. Conclusions Osteogenic differentiation of BMSC was confirmed through ALP, RT-PCR, and alizarin red S staining in this study. These results suggest that HAp helps osteogenic differentiation of BMSC. PMID:24298375

  14. FGL-functionalized self-assembling nanofiber hydrogel as a scaffold for spinal cord-derived neural stem cells.

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    Wang, Jian; Zheng, Jin; Zheng, Qixin; Wu, Yongchao; Wu, Bin; Huang, Shuai; Fang, Weizhi; Guo, Xiaodong

    2015-01-01

    A class of designed self-assembling peptide nanofiber scaffolds has been shown to be a good biomimetic material in tissue engineering. Here, we specifically made a new peptide hydrogel scaffold FGLmx by mixing the pure RADA16 and designer functional peptide RADA16-FGL solution, and we analyzed the physiochemical properties of each peptide with atomic force microscopy (AFM) and circular dichroism (CD). In addition, we examined the biocompatibility and bioactivity of FGLmx as well as RADA16 scaffold on spinal cord-derived neural stem cells (SC-NSCs) isolated from neonatal rats. Our results showed that RADA16-FGL displayed a weaker ?-sheet structure and FGLmx could self-assemble into nanofibrous morphology. Moreover, we found that FGLmx was not only noncytotoxic to SC-NSCs but also promoted SC-NSC proliferation and migration into the three-dimensional (3-D) scaffold, meanwhile, the adhesion and lineage differentiation of SC-NSCs on FGLmx were similar to that on RADA16. Our results indicated that the FGL-functionalized peptide scaffold might be very beneficial for tissue engineering and suggested its further application for spinal cord injury (SCI) repair. PMID:25491970

  15. In situ chondrogenic differentiation of bone marrow stromal cells in bioactive self-assembled peptide gels.

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    Kim, Ji Eun; Kim, Soo Hyun; Jung, Youngmee

    2015-07-01

    Articular cartilage is a specific tissue that lacks nerves and blood vessels and has limited self-repair abilities. Accordingly, it is necessary to develop new technology for the regeneration of cartilage to overcome therapeutic limitations. Recently, there have been several studies investigating the use of peptide hydrogel scaffolds, which are biocompatible and have low immunogenicity, for cartilage tissue engineering. In this study, we used self-assembled peptide hydrogels with repeating peptide sequences and bioactive motifs at the end of repeating sequences, which are collagen mimetic peptides (CMPs). CMPs that have a unique collagen-like triple helical conformation have been shown to associate with collagen molecules and fibers via a strand invasion process. In order to confirm the biological activities of the modified bioactive peptide hydrogels, the role of functional motifs in in situ chondrogenic differentiation of rabbit bone marrow stromal cells (rBMSCs) was examined. To compensate for the weaker mechanical properties of peptide hydrogels, we used poly (l-lactide-co-caprolactone) (PLCL) scaffolds, which were loaded with the self-assembled peptides into which the bioactive motifs had been incorporated. Then, we performed in vitro and in vivo analyses with the rBMSC/PLCL-peptide hydrogel complexes. The results indicated that the secretion of a cartilage-specific extracellular matrix and gene expression concerned with chondrogenic differentiation were increased by CMP motifs. In conclusion, it was confirmed that CMP-modified self-assembled peptide hydrogels could effectively enhance chondrogenic differentiation in situ, and, consequently, they could be a good biomaterial for cartilage tissue engineering. PMID:25540912

  16. Glass recycling

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    Dalmijn, W.L.; Houwelingen, J.A. van [Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands). Faculty of Mining and Petroleum Engineering

    1995-12-31

    Glass recycling in the Netherlands has grown from 10,000 to 300,000 tonnes per annum. The various advantages and problems of the glass cycle with reference to the state of the art in the Netherlands is given. Special attention is given to new technologies for the automated sorting of cullet with detection systems. In Western Europe the recycling of glass has become a success story. Because of this, the percentage of glass cullet used in glass furnaces has increased. To meet the quality demands of the glass industry, automated sorting for the removal of stones, non-ferrous metals and other impurities had to be developed and incorporated in glass recycling plants. In Holland, Germany and other countries, the amount of glass collected has reached a level that color-sorting becomes necessary to avoid market saturation with mixed cullet. Recently, two systems for color-sorting have been developed and tested for the separation of bottles and cullet in the size range of 20--50 mm. With the increased capacity of the new glass recycling plants, 120,000--200,000 tpy, the quality systems have also to be improved and automated. These quality control systems are based on the automated sorting technology developed earlier for the glass recycling plants. The data obtained are automatically processed and printed. The sampling system and its relation to the theory of Gy will be described. Results of both developments in glass recycling plants will be described.

  17. Optimization of a biomimetic poly-(lactic acid) ligament scaffold

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    Uehlin, Andrew F.

    The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the most commonly injured ligament of the knee, often requiring orthopedic reconstruction using autograft or allograph tissue, both with significant disadvantages. As a result, tissue engineering an ACL replacement graft has been heavily investigated. The present study attempts to replicate the morphology and mechanical properties of the ACL using a nanomatrix composite of highly-aligned poly(lactic acid) (PLA) fibers with various surface and biochemical modifications. Additionally, this study attempts to recreate the natural mineralization gradient found at the ACL enthesis onto the scaffold, capable of inducing a favorable cellular response in vitro. Unidirectional electrospinning was used to create nanofibers of PLA, followed by an induced degradation of the nanofibers via 0.25M NaOH hydrolysis. The effects of the unidirectional electrospinning as well as the effects of NaOH hydrolysis on fiber alignment, fiber diameter, surface morphology, crystallinity, in vitro swelling, immobilization of fibrin, and mechanical properties were investigated, resulting in a modified morphology correlating to the microstructure of native ligament tissue with similar mechanical properties. Furthering the development of the PLA nanomatrix composite, a bioinkjet printer was used to immobilize nanoparticulate hydroxyapatite (HANP) on the surface of the scaffold. A series of 300pL droplets of HANP bioink were printed over a gradient pattern mimetic of (and spatially corresponding to) the mineralization gradient found over the microanatomy at the ACL enthesis. Proliferation and differentiation response of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) in vitro was assessed on a variety of conditions and combinations of the PLA nanofiber scaffold surface modifications (inclusive and exclusive of HANP, fibrin, and various time dependent NaOH treatments). It was found that a combinatory effect of the HANP gradient with fibrin on 20 minute NaOH treated PLA nanofibers enhanced the osteogenic differentiation of hMSCs, with an observable morphological change spatially corresponding to the compositional changes of the printed HANP gradient. Using the bioactive scaffold designed in this study as a template and expanding on the methods utilized, future studies can incorporate specific growth factors and other organic/inorganic biomolecules to further develop the engineered PLA nanomatrix into a functional ligament-replacement graft.

  18. Micro-ion beam analysis of physico-chemical reactions at the interface between sol-gel derived glass particles in

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    Boyer, Edmond

    minutes of interaction and the glass particles are progressively coated with this thin film. Traces-gel derived glass particles in the SiO2-CaO system and biological fluids J. Lao1 , J.M. Nedelec2 , Ph. Moretto the sensitivity of ion beam analysis methods to char- acterize in vitro the bioactive glass/biological fluids

  19. Bioactive factor delivery strategies from engineered polymer hydrogels for therapeutic medicine

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    Nguyen, Minh Khanh; Alsberg, Eben

    2014-01-01

    Polymer hydrogels have been widely explored as therapeutic delivery matrices because of their ability to present sustained, localized and controlled release of bioactive factors. Bioactive factor delivery from injectable biopolymer hydrogels provides a versatile approach to treat a wide variety of diseases, to direct cell function and to enhance tissue regeneration. The innovative development and modification of both natural-(e.g., alginate (ALG), chitosan, hyaluronic acid (HA), gelatin, heparin (HEP), etc.) and synthetic-(e.g., polyesters, polyethyleneimine (PEI), etc.) based polymers has resulted in a variety of approaches to design drug delivery hydrogel systems from which loaded therapeutics are released. This review presents the state-of-the-art in a wide range of hydrogels that are formed though self-assembly of polymers and peptides, chemical crosslinking, ionic crosslinking and biomolecule recognition. Hydrogel design for bioactive factor delivery is the focus of the first section. The second section then thoroughly discusses release strategies of payloads from hydrogels for therapeutic medicine, such as physical incorporation, covalent tethering, affinity interactions, on demand release and/or use of hybrid polymer scaffolds, with an emphasis on the last 5 years. PMID:25242831

  20. The synergic effect of polylactide fiber and calcium phosphate particle reinforcement in poly epsilon-caprolactone-based composite scaffolds.

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    Guarino, V; Ambrosio, L

    2008-11-01

    In this work, three-dimensional porous composite scaffolds, based on poly(epsilon-caprolactone) (PCL), were fabricated through the combination of a filament winding technique and a phase inversion/salt leaching process. Sodium chloride crystals were used as the porogen agent, and poly(lactic acid) (PLA) fibers and calcium phosphates as reinforcement. The aim of the current work is to assess the effective synergistic role of bioactive particles (i.e. alpha-tricalcium phosphates (alpha-TCP)) and PLA fibers on the morphology and mechanical response of the final scaffold. Morphological investigations performed on fiber-reinforced composite scaffolds with different PCL/alpha-TCP volume ratios (0%, 13%, 20% and 26%) show a high porosity degree (ca. 80%), pore interconnection and a homogeneous distribution of pores within the scaffold. More specifically, a bimodal pore size distribution was observed. This comprised microporosity (pores with radii ranging from 0.1 to 10 microm, which were strictly related to solvent extraction) and macroporosity (pores with radii from 10 to 300 microm, which were ascribable to the leaching of porogen elements). Static compressive tests showed that the effect of alpha-TCP on the mechanical response was to increase the elastic modulus up to a maximum value of 2.21+/-0.24 MPa, depending on the concentration of alpha-TCP added. This effect may be explained through the interaction of calcium-deficient hydroxyapatite crystals, formed as a consequence of a hydrolysis reaction of alpha-TCP, and the fiber-reinforced polymer matrix. The correct balance between chemical composition and spatial organization of reinforcement systems allows the attainment of an ideal compromise between mechanical response and bioactive potential, facilitating the development of composite scaffolds for bone tissue engineering applications. PMID:18571487

  1. Optimized bone regeneration based on sustained release from three-dimensional fibrous PLGA/HAp composite scaffolds loaded with BMP-2.

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    Fu, Yin-Chih; Nie, Hemin; Ho, Mei-Ling; Wang, Chih-Kuang; Wang, Chi-Hwa

    2008-03-01

    Contemporary treatment of critical bone defect remains a significant challenge in the field of orthopedic surgery. Engineered biomaterials combined with growth factors have emerged as a new treatment alternative in bone repair and regeneration. Our approach is to encapsulate bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) into a polymeric matrix in different ways and characterize their individual performance in a nude mouse model. The main objective of this study is to examine whether the PLGA/HAp composite fibrous scaffolds loaded with BMP-2 through electrospinning can improve bone regeneration. The hypothesis is that different loading methods of BMP-2 and different HAp contents in scaffolds can alternate the release profiles of BMP-2 in vivo, therefore modify the performance of scaffolds in bone regeneration. Firstly, mechanical strength of scaffolds and HAp nanoparticles distribution in scaffolds were investigated. Secondly, nude mice experiments extended to 6 weeks were carried out to test the in vivo performance of these scaffolds, in which measurements, like serum BMP-2 concentration, ALP activity, X-ray qualification, and H&E/IHC tissue staining were utilized to monitor the growth of new bone and the changes of the corresponding biochemical parameters. The results showed that the PLGA/HAp composite scaffolds developed in this study exhibited good morphology/mechanical strength and HAp nanoparticles were homogeneously dispersed inside PLGA matrix. Results from the animal experiments indicate that the bioactivity of BMP-2 released from the fibrous PLGA/HAp composite scaffolds is well maintained, which further improves the formation of new bone and the healing of segmental defects in vivo. It is concluded that BMP-2 loaded PLGA/HAp composite scaffolds are promising for bone healing. PMID:17879301

  2. Biological performance of a polycaprolactone-based scaffold used as fusion cage device in a large animal model of spinal reconstructive surgery

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    Sunny A. Abbah; Christopher X. L. Lam; Dietmar W. Hutmacher; James C. H. Goh; Hee-Kit Wong

    2009-01-01

    A bioactive and bioresorbable scaffold fabricated from medical grade poly (epsilon-caprolactone) and incorporating 20% beta-tricalcium phosphate (mPCL–TCP) was recently developed for bone regeneration at load bearing sites. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate bone ingrowth into mPCL–TCP in a large animal model of lumbar interbody fusion. Six pigs underwent a 2-level (L3\\/4; L5\\/6) anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF)

  3. Characterization of a synthetic bioactive polymer by nonlinear optical microscopy

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    Djaker, N.; Brustlein, S.; Rohman, G.; Huot, S.; de la Chapelle, M. Lamy; Migonney, V.

    2013-01-01

    Tissue Engineering is a new emerging field that offers many possibilities to produce three-dimensional and functional tissues like ligaments or scaffolds. The biocompatibility of these materials is crucial in tissue engineering, since they should be integrated in situ and should induce a good cell adhesion and proliferation. One of the most promising materials used for tissue engineering are polyesters such as Poly-?-caprolactone (PCL), which is used in this work. In our case, the bio-integration is reached by grafting a bioactive polymer (pNaSS) on a PCL surface. Using nonlinear microscopy, PCL structure is visualized by SHG and proteins and cells by two-photon excitation autofluorescence generation. A comparative study between grafted and nongrafted polymer films is provided. We demonstrate that the polymer grafting improves the protein adsorption by a factor of 75% and increase the cell spreading onto the polymer surface. Since the spreading is directly related to cell adhesion and proliferation, we demonstrate that the pNaSS grafting promotes PCL biocompatibility. PMID:24466483

  4. Copper complexes with bioactive ligands

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    B. Dudová; D. Hudecová; R. Pokorný; M. Mi?ková; M. Palicová; P. Segl'a; M. Melník

    2002-01-01

    Antifungal activity of new copper(II) complexes of 2-methylthionicotinate (2-MeSNic) of the composition Cu(2-MeSNic)2(MeNia)2·4H2O (where MeNia isN-methylnicotinamide), and Cu(2-MeSNic)2(Nia)2·2H2O (where Nia is nicotinamide) and Cu(2-MeSNic)2L2 (where L is isonicotinamide, iNia, or ethyl nicotinate, EtNic) were tested on various strains of filamentous fungi by the\\u000a macrodilution method. Most sensitive against copper(II) adducts with bioactive ligands wereRhizopus oryzae andMicrosporum gypseum (IC50 1.5–2.3 mmol\\/L).

  5. Comparative study of osteogenic potential of a composite scaffold incorporating either endogenous bone morphogenetic protein-2 or exogenous phytomolecule icaritin: an in vitro efficacy study.

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    Chen, S-H; Wang, X-L; Xie, X-H; Zheng, L-Z; Yao, D; Wang, D-P; Leng, Y; Zhang, G; Qin, L

    2012-08-01

    A local delivery system with sustained and efficient release of therapeutic agents from an appropriate carrier is desirable for orthopedic applications. Novel composite scaffolds made of poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) with tricalcium phosphate (PLGA/TCP) were fabricated by an advanced low-temperature rapid prototyping technique, which incorporated either endogenous bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) (PLGA/TCP/BMP-2) or phytomolecule icaritin (ICT) (PLGA/TCP/ICT) at low, middle and high doses. PLGA/TCP served as control. In vitro degradation, osteogenesis and release tests showed statistical differences among PLGA/TCP/ICT, PLGA/TCP and PLGA/TCP/BMP-2 groups, where PLGA/TCP/ICT had the desired slow release of bioactive icaritin in a dose-dependent manner, whereas there was almost no BMP-2 release from the PLGA/TCP/BMP-2 scaffolds. PLGA/TCP/ICT significantly increased more ALP activity, upregulated mRNA expression of osteogenic genes and enhanced calcium deposition and mineralization in rabbit bone marrow stem cells cultured on scaffolds compared with the other two groups. These results indicate the desired degradation rate, osteogenic capability and release property in PLGA/TCP/ICT composite scaffold, as icaritin preserved its bioactivity and structure after incorporation, while PLGA/TCP/BMP-2 did not show an initially expected osteogenic potential, owing to loss of the original bioactivity of BMP-2 during its incorporation and fabrication procedure. The results suggest that PLGA/TCP composite scaffolds incorporating osteogenic ICT might be a promising approach for bone tissue bioengineering and regeneration. PMID:22543006

  6. glass ceramic

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    Hassaan, M. Y.; Salem, S. M.; Moustafa, M. G.; Kubuki, S.; Matsuda, K.; Nishida, T.

    2014-04-01

    Glass sample with a composition of Li1.3Nb0.3Fe1.7(PO4)3, prepared by a conventional melt-quenching method, was heat treated to obtain glass ceramics of NASICON type. Glass transition ( T g) and crystallization ( T c) temperatures of as-quenched glass sample were determined by differential thermal analysis (DTA). X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns also confirmed the formation of glass sample. After heat treatment above T c, precipitation of crystalline particles with NASICON-type structure was confirmed by XRD. Valency and local structure of Fe atoms were investigated by Mössbauer spectroscopy at room temperature. DC-conductivity and impedance measurements of the glass ceramics proved the increased electrical conduction caused by heat treatment.

  7. What Do Scaffold Proteins Really Do?

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    James E. Ferrell (Stanford University School of Medicine; Department of Molecular Pharmacology REV)

    2000-10-03

    Scaffold proteins play an important role in coordinating signal transduction cascades. However, their exact mechanism of action and the ultimate effect they have on the signal output remain unclear. Ferrell discusses how computer simulations have provided insight into the multiple possible functions that scaffold proteins may have. What remains is to test the predictions in real cells to determine what difference the presence of a scaffold really makes in the output of a signaling pathway.

  8. Engineering bone tissue using human dental pulp stem cells and an osteogenic collagen-hydroxyapatite-poly (L-lactide-co-?-caprolactone) scaffold.

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    Akkouch, Adil; Zhang, Ze; Rouabhia, Mahmoud

    2014-02-01

    The aim of this study was to design a new natural/synthetic bioactive bone scaffold for potential use in bone replacement applications. We developed a tri-component osteogenic composite scaffold made of collagen (Coll), hydroxyapatite (HA) and poly(l-lactide-co-?-caprolactone) (PLCL). This Coll/HA/PLCL composite scaffold was combined with human osteoblast-like cells obtained by differentiation of dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) to engineer bone tissue in vitro. Results show that the 3D Coll/HA/PLCL composite scaffold was highly porous, thereby enabling osteoblast-like cell adhesion and growth. Cultured in the Coll/HA/PLCL scaffold, the osteoblast-like cells expressed different osteogenic genes, produced alkaline phosphatase and formed nodules more than did PLCL alone. Micro-CT analyses revealed a significant (30%) increase of tissue mineralisation on the surface as well as inside of the Coll/HA/PLCL scaffold, thus confirming its effectiveness as a bone regeneration platform. PMID:23640860

  9. Protein adsorption and cell adhesion on three-dimensional polycaprolactone scaffolds with respect to plasma modification by etching and deposition techniques

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    Myung, Sung Woon; Ko, Yeong Mu; Kim, Byung Hoon

    2014-11-01

    In this work, protein adsorption and cell adhesion on three-dimensional (3D) polycaprolactone (PCL) scaffolds treated by plasma etching and deposition were performed. The 3D PCL scaffold used as a substrate of a bone tissue was fabricated by recent rapid prototype techniques. To increase surface properties, such as hydrophilicity, roughness, and surface chemistry, through good protein adhesion on scaffolds, oxygen (O2) plasma etching and acrylic acid or allyamine plasma deposition were performed on the 3D PCL scaffolds. The O2 plasma etching induced the formation of random nanoporous structures on the roughened surfaces of the 3D PCL scaffolds. The plasma deposition with acrylic acid and allyamine induced the chemical modification for introducing a functional group. The protein adsorption increased on the O2 plasma-etched surface compared with an untreated 3D PCL scaffold. MC3T3-E1 cells adhered bioactively on the etched and deposited surface compared with the untreated surface. The present plasma modification might be sought as an effective technique for enhancing protein adsorption and cell adhesion.

  10. Multilayered Electrospun Scaffolds for Tendon Tissue Engineering

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    Chainani, Abby; Hippensteel, Kirk J.; Kishan, Alysha; Garrigues, N. William; Ruch, David S.; Guilak, Farshid

    2013-01-01

    Full-thickness rotator cuff tears are one of the most common causes of shoulder pain in people over the age of 65. High retear rates and poor functional outcomes are common after surgical repair, and currently available extracellular matrix scaffold patches have limited abilities to enhance new tendon formation. In this regard, tissue-engineered scaffolds may provide a means to improve repair of rotator cuff tears. Electrospinning provides a versatile method for creating nanofibrous scaffolds with controlled architectures, but several challenges remain in its application to tissue engineering, such as cell infiltration through the full thickness of the scaffold as well as control of cell growth and differentiation. Previous studies have shown that ligament-derived extracellular matrix may enhance differentiation toward a tendon or ligament phenotype by human adipose stem cells (hASCs). In this study, we investigated the use of tendon-derived extracellular matrix (TDM)-coated electrospun multilayered scaffolds compared to fibronectin (FN) or phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) coating for use in rotator cuff tendon tissue engineering. Multilayered poly(?-caprolactone) scaffolds were prepared by sequentially collecting electrospun layers onto the surface of a grounded saline solution into a single scaffold. Scaffolds were then coated with TDM, FN, or PBS and seeded with hASCs. Scaffolds were maintained without exogenous growth factors for 28 days in culture and evaluated for protein content (by immunofluorescence and biochemical assay), markers of tendon differentiation, and tensile mechanical properties. The collagen content was greatest by day 28 in TDM-scaffolds. Gene expression of type I collagen, decorin, and tenascin C increased over time, with no effect of scaffold coating. Sulfated glycosaminoglycan and dsDNA contents increased over time in culture, but there was no effect of scaffold coating. The Young's modulus did not change over time, but yield strain increased with time in culture. Histology demonstrated cell infiltration through the full thickness of all scaffolds and immunofluorescence demonstrated greater expression of type I, but not type III collagen through the full thickness of the scaffold in TDM-scaffolds compared to other treatment groups. Together, these data suggest that nonaligned multilayered electrospun scaffolds permit tenogenic differentiation by hASCs and that TDM may promote some aspects of this differentiation. PMID:23808760

  11. Multilayered electrospun scaffolds for tendon tissue engineering.

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    Chainani, Abby; Hippensteel, Kirk J; Kishan, Alysha; Garrigues, N William; Ruch, David S; Guilak, Farshid; Little, Dianne

    2013-12-01

    Full-thickness rotator cuff tears are one of the most common causes of shoulder pain in people over the age of 65. High retear rates and poor functional outcomes are common after surgical repair, and currently available extracellular matrix scaffold patches have limited abilities to enhance new tendon formation. In this regard, tissue-engineered scaffolds may provide a means to improve repair of rotator cuff tears. Electrospinning provides a versatile method for creating nanofibrous scaffolds with controlled architectures, but several challenges remain in its application to tissue engineering, such as cell infiltration through the full thickness of the scaffold as well as control of cell growth and differentiation. Previous studies have shown that ligament-derived extracellular matrix may enhance differentiation toward a tendon or ligament phenotype by human adipose stem cells (hASCs). In this study, we investigated the use of tendon-derived extracellular matrix (TDM)-coated electrospun multilayered scaffolds compared to fibronectin (FN) or phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) coating for use in rotator cuff tendon tissue engineering. Multilayered poly(?-caprolactone) scaffolds were prepared by sequentially collecting electrospun layers onto the surface of a grounded saline solution into a single scaffold. Scaffolds were then coated with TDM, FN, or PBS and seeded with hASCs. Scaffolds were maintained without exogenous growth factors for 28 days in culture and evaluated for protein content (by immunofluorescence and biochemical assay), markers of tendon differentiation, and tensile mechanical properties. The collagen content was greatest by day 28 in TDM-scaffolds. Gene expression of type I collagen, decorin, and tenascin C increased over time, with no effect of scaffold coating. Sulfated glycosaminoglycan and dsDNA contents increased over time in culture, but there was no effect of scaffold coating. The Young's modulus did not change over time, but yield strain increased with time in culture. Histology demonstrated cell infiltration through the full thickness of all scaffolds and immunofluorescence demonstrated greater expression of type I, but not type III collagen through the full thickness of the scaffold in TDM-scaffolds compared to other treatment groups. Together, these data suggest that nonaligned multilayered electrospun scaffolds permit tenogenic differentiation by hASCs and that TDM may promote some aspects of this differentiation. PMID:23808760

  12. Antibiotic-free composite bone cements with antibacterial and bioactive properties. A preliminary study.

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    Miola, Marta; Bruno, Matteo; Maina, Giovanni; Fucale, Giacomo; Lucchetta, Giovanni; Vernè, Enrica

    2014-10-01

    Two bone cements (Palacos R® and Palacos LV®) based on polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), clinically used in several cemented prosthetic devices, have been enriched with silver containing bioactive glass powders and compared with the plain commercial ones. The obtained composite cements have been subjected to a preliminary characterization by means of morphological and compositional analyses, compression mechanical tests, bioactivity test (by soaking into simulated body fluids), leaching tests and in vitro antibacterial test (count of colonies forming units, McFarland index evaluation, inhibition zone evaluation). The glass powders appeared uniformly dispersed inside the PMMA matrix and good mechanical properties (in compression) have been reached. The composite cements showed a bioactive behavior (since they developed hydroxyapatite on their surface after soaking in simulated body fluid) and a good antibacterial performance. The release of silver ions, which is the principal reason of antibacterial properties, is mainly reached after the first hours of contact with the leaching solution, as it is expected for a reasonable prevention of bacterial colonization during in vivo applications. PMID:25175189

  13. Three-Dimensional Printed Multiphase Scaffolds for Regeneration of Periodontium Complex

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    Lee, Chang H.; Hajibandeh, Jeffrey; Suzuki, Takahiro; Fan, Andrew; Shang, Peng

    2014-01-01

    Tooth-supporting periodontium forms a complex with multiple tissues, including cementum, periodontal ligament (PDL), and alveolar bone. In this study, we developed multiphase region-specific microscaffolds with spatiotemporal delivery of bioactive cues for integrated periodontium regeneration. Polycarprolactione-hydroxylapatite (90:10?wt%) scaffolds were fabricated using three-dimensional printing seamlessly in three phases: 100-?m microchannels in Phase A designed for cementum/dentin interface, 600-?m microchannels in Phase B designed for the PDL, and 300-?m microchannels in Phase C designed for alveolar bone. Recombinant human amelogenin, connective tissue growth factor, and bone morphogenetic protein-2 were spatially delivered and time-released in Phases A, B, and C, respectively. Upon 4-week in vitro incubation separately with dental pulp stem/progenitor cells (DPSCs), PDL stem/progenitor cells (PDLSCs), or alveolar bone stem/progenitor cells (ABSCs), distinctive tissue phenotypes were formed with collagen I-rich fibers especially by PDLSCs and mineralized tissues by DPSCs, PDLSCs, and ABSCs. DPSC-seeded multiphase scaffolds upon in vivo implantation yielded aligned PDL-like collagen fibers that inserted into bone sialoprotein-positive bone-like tissue and putative cementum matrix protein 1-positive/dentin sialophosphoprotein-positive dentin/cementum tissues. These findings illustrate a strategy for the regeneration of multiphase periodontal tissues by spatiotemporal delivery of multiple proteins. A single stem/progenitor cell population appears to differentiate into putative dentin/cementum, PDL, and alveolar bone complex by scaffold's biophysical properties and spatially released bioactive cues. PMID:24295512

  14. Biomolecule immobilization techniques for bioactive paper fabrication.

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    Kong, Fanzhi; Hu, Yim Fun

    2012-04-01

    Research into paper-based sensors or functional materials that can perform analytical functions with active recognition capabilities is rapidly expanding, and significant research effort has been made into the design and fabrication of bioactive paper at the biosensor level to detect potential health hazards. A key step in the fabrication of bioactive paper is the design of the experimental and operational procedures for the immobilization of biomolecules such as antibodies, enzymes, phages, cells, proteins, synthetic polymers and DNA aptamers on a suitably prepared paper membrane. The immobilization methods are concisely categorized into physical absorption, bioactive ink entrapment, bioaffinity attachment and covalent chemical bonding immobilization. Each method has individual immobilization characteristics. Although every biomolecule-paper combination has to be optimized before use, the bioactive ink entrapment method is the most commonly used approach owing to its general applicability and biocompatibility. Currently, there are four common applications of bioactive paper: (1) paper-based bioassay or paper-based analytical devices for sample conditioning; (2) counterfeiting and countertempering in the packaging and construction industries; (3) pathogen detection for food and water quality monitoring; and (4) deactivation of pathogenic bacteria using antimicrobial paper. This article reviews and compares the different biomolecule immobilization techniques and discusses current trends. Current, emerging and future applications of bioactive paper are also discussed. PMID:22367243

  15. Rainbow Glasses

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    2012-06-26

    In this activity, learners explore light, color and rainbows by making their own rainbow glasses. Learners glue "rainbow optics paper" onto the glasses cutout, add decorations and attach pipe cleaner earpieces. Learners name the different colors they observe and notice that the colors always appear in the same order. This activity guide includes open-ended questions to help learners explore these topics further.

  16. Bioactive IGF-1 release from collagen–GAG scaffold to enhance cartilage repair in vitro

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    Mullen, Leanne M.; Best, Serena M.; Ghose, Siddhartha; Wardale, John; Rushton, Neil; Cameron, Ruth E.

    2015-01-11

    Sci. 2000;41(9):2404–11. 21. Hulth A, Lindberg L, et al. Mitosis in human osteoarthritic car- tilage. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1972;84:197–9. 22. Hunziker EB. Articular cartilage repair: basic science and clinical progress. a review of the current status...

  17. Bioactivated collagen-based scaffolds embedding protein-releasing biodegradable microspheres: tuning of protein release kinetics

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    Marco Biondi; Laura Indolfi; Francesca Ungaro; Fabiana Quaglia; Maria Immacolata La Rotonda; Paolo A. Netti

    2009-01-01

    In tissue engineering, the recapitulation of natural sequences of signaling molecules, such as growth factors, as occurring\\u000a in the native extracellular matrix (ECM), is fundamental to support the stepwise process of tissue regeneration. Among the\\u000a manifold of tissue engineering strategies, a promising one is based on the creation of the chrono-programmed presentation\\u000a of different signaling proteins. This approach is based

  18. Chromosome Scaffold is a Double-Stranded Assembly of Scaffold Proteins

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    Poonperm, Rawin; Takata, Hideaki; Hamano, Tohru; Matsuda, Atsushi; Uchiyama, Susumu; Hiraoka, Yasushi; Fukui, Kiichi

    2015-01-01

    Chromosome higher order structure has been an enigma for over a century. The most important structural finding has been the presence of a chromosome scaffold composed of non-histone proteins; so-called scaffold proteins. However, the organization and function of the scaffold are still controversial. Here, we use three dimensional-structured illumination microscopy (3D-SIM) and focused ion beam/scanning electron microscopy (FIB/SEM) to reveal the axial distributions of scaffold proteins in metaphase chromosomes comprising two strands. We also find that scaffold protein can adaptably recover its original localization after chromosome reversion in the presence of cations. This reversion to the original morphology underscores the role of the scaffold for intrinsic structural integrity of chromosomes. We therefore propose a new structural model of the chromosome scaffold that includes twisted double strands, consistent with the physical properties of chromosomal bending flexibility and rigidity. Our model provides new insights into chromosome higher order structure. PMID:26132639

  19. Bioactive constituents of Indigofera spicata.

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    Bueno Pérez, Lynette; Li, Jie; Lantvit, Daniel D; Pan, Li; Ninh, Tran Ngoc; Chai, Hee-Byung; Soejarto, Djaja Djendoel; Swanson, Steven M; Lucas, David M; Kinghorn, A Douglas

    2013-08-23

    Four new flavanones, designated as (+)-5?-deacetylpurpurin (1), (+)-5-methoxypurpurin (2), (2S)-2,3-dihydrotephroglabrin (3), and (2S)-2,3-dihydrotephroapollin C (4), together with two known flavanones (5 and 6), three known rotenoids (7-9), and one known chalcone (10) were isolated from a chloroform-soluble partition of a methanol extract from the combined flowers, fruits, leaves, and twigs of Indigofera spicata, collected in Vietnam. The compounds were obtained by bioactivity-guided isolation using the HT-29 human colon cancer, 697 human acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and Raji human Burkitt's lymphoma cell lines. The structures of 1-4 were established by extensive 1D- and 2D-NMR experiments, and the absolute configurations were determined by the measurement of specific rotations and CD spectra. The cytotoxic activities of the isolated compounds were tested against the HT-29, 697, Raji, and CCD-112CoN human normal colon cells. Also, the quinone reductase induction activities of the isolates were determined using the Hepa 1c1c7 murine hepatoma cell line. In addition, cis-(6a?,12a?)-hydroxyrotenone (7) was evaluated in an in vivo hollow fiber bioassay using HT-29, MCF-7 human breast cancer, and MDA-MB-435 human melanoma cells. PMID:23895019

  20. A Conceptualisation of Whole-Class Scaffolding

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    Smit, Jantien; van Eerde, Henriëtte A. A.; Bakker, Arthur

    2013-01-01

    The concept of scaffolding refers to temporary and adaptive support, originally in dyadic adult-child interaction. It has become widely used, also in whole-class settings, but often in loose ways. The aim of this paper is to theoretically and empirically ground a conceptualisation of whole-class scaffolding so that it remains close to the origin…

  1. Creating solid scaffolds and curved structures 2

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    Shahriar, Selim

    Creating solid scaffolds and curved structures 2 Center faculty honored 4 Program of African Research Centers #12;2 T CenterPiece Creating solid scaffolds and curved structures Exciting discoveries of paralysis due to spinal cord injury. "We have created new materials that, because of their chemical

  2. Channeled scaffolds implanted in adult rat brain.

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    Martínez-Ramos, Cristina; Vallés-Lluch, Ana; Verdugo, José Manuel García; Ribelles, José Luis Gómez; Barcia Albacar, Juan Antonio; Orts, Amparo Baiget; Soria López, José Miguel; Pradas, Manuel Monleón

    2012-12-01

    Scaffolds with aligned channels based on acrylate copolymers, which had previously demonstrated good compatibility with neural progenitor cells were studied as colonizable structures both in vitro with neural progenitor cells and in vivo, implanted without cells in two different locations, in the cortical plate of adult rat brains and close to the subventricular zone. In vitro, neuroprogenitors colonize the scaffold and differentiate into neurons and glia within its channels. When implanted in vivo immunohistochemical analysis by confocal microscopy for neural and endothelial cells markers demonstrated that the scaffolds maintained continuity with the surrounding neural tissue and were colonized by GFAP-positive cells and, in the case of scaffolds implanted in contact with the subventricular zone, by neurons. Local angiogenesis was evidenced in the interior of the scaffolds' pores. New axons and neural cells from the adult neural niche abundantly colonized the biomaterial's inner structure after 2 months, and minimal scar formation was manifest around the implant. These findings indicate the biocompatibility of the polymeric material with the brain tissue and open possibilities to further studies on the relevance of factors such as scaffold structure, scaffold seeding and scaffold placement for their possible use in regenerative strategies in the central nervous system. The development of neural interfaces with minimized glial scar and improved tissue compatibility of the implants may also benefit from these results. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Biomed Mater Res Part A 100A:3276-3286, 2012. PMID:22733596

  3. Biomimetic Collagen Scaffolds with Anisotropic Pore Architecture

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    Davidenko, Natalia; Gibb, T; Schuster, Carlos; Best, Serena Michelle; Campbell, JJ; Watson, CJ; Cameron, Ruth Elizabeth

    2011-01-10

    . The manipulation of the structure of collagen scaffolds using a freeze-drying technique was explored in this work as an intrinsically biocompatible way of tailoring the inner architecture of the scaffold. The research was focused on the influence of temperature...

  4. Information Scaffolding: Application to Technical Animation

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    Newman, Catherine Claire

    2010-01-01

    Information Scaffolding is a user-centered approach to information design; a method devised to aid "everyday" authors in information composition. Information Scaffolding places a premium on audience-centered documents by emphasizing the information needs and motivations of a multimedia document's intended audience. The aim of this…

  5. Neurobioactive peptide amphiphile nanofiber scaffolds for spinal cord repair

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    Niece, Krista Lynne

    This thesis describes a set of peptide amphiphiles (PAs) designed for spinal cord repair (SCI). These PAs self: assemble under physiological conditions into nanofibers that cause macroscopic gelation. Hydrogen bonding, hydrophobicity, and electrostatics, which control the self-assembly, are compared throughout this thesis. PA performance is explored from a materials science and a bioengineering perspective. The salt-triggered gelation of three PAs with similar charge distributions, each bearing the neurite-outgrowth-promoting laminin-1 epitope IKVAV, is studied by rheology in Chapter 2. Stiffer, more hydrophilic PAs gel more slowly, as verified by testing analogous PAs bearing the fibronectin epitope RGD. Circular dichroism (CD) and turbidity suggest a nucleated self-assembly mechanism that depends on preexisting aggregates. Slowing gelation assists PA injection into the mouse spinal cord. Mouse neural progenitor cell (mNPC) studies with the IKVAV-PAs show cell survival, neurite outgrowth and selective neuronal differentiation, which may improve SCI repair by preventing glial scarring. Two PAs containing another laminin-1 epitope, YIGSR, are described in Chapter 3. In a negatively charged YIGSR-bearing PA (YIGSR-PA), mNPCs behave as in the IKVAV-bearing PAs, but grow longer neurites possibly due to epitope signaling. A positively charged YIGSR-bearing PA (Pos-YIGSR-PA) does not support mNPC survival. P19 cell line studies and zeta-potential measurements show that cell death is due to the PA substrate's surface charge and is specific to mNPCs. Mixed IKVAV-PA/YIGSR-PA scaffolds show averaging of cell behavior, while IKVAV-PA/Pos-YIGSR-PA mixtures fail to rescue cell viability. These dual-epitope scaffolds are studied in Chapter 4 by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and CD. The like-charged mixture is composed of single-component fibers forming an interpenetrating network (IPN). The oppositely charged mixture is composed of mixed fibers, as predicted from simulation. Chapter 5 describes model PAs optimized for mixed fiber visualization. A biotin-tagged positively charged PA is mixed with a negatively charged PA and incubated with avidin-functionalized gold nanoparticles. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) reveals mixed-fiber networks composed of alternating single-PA regions, which could be more bioactive than the IPN scaffolds. Overall, these PA materials are versatile and show promise for SCI repair. Future work could involve addition of more epitopes and further investigation of the self-assembly mechanism.

  6. A novel bioactive vitroceramic presents similar biological responses as autogenous bone grafts.

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    Matsumoto, Mariza Akemi; Caviquioli, Gustavo; Biguetti, Claudia Cristina; Holgado, Leandro de Andrade; Saraiva, Patrícia Pinto; Rennó, Ana Claudia Muniz; Kawakami, Roberto Yoshio

    2012-06-01

    Bioactive glasses represent an interesting class of bone substitute's biomaterials. The present study investigated the repair of bone defects filled with a novel bioactive vitroceramic (Biosilicate(®)), alone or in association with particulate autogenous bone grafts in calvaria defects of rabbits. After 7, 14, and 30 days the specimens were retrieved for histological, histomorphometric and immunohistochemistry analysis. Satisfactory bone formation was observed in all groups, and direct bone-biomaterial surface was noted. Histomorphometric assessment did not show statistically significant differences in bone formation among the groups and periods, except for BG group at day 14. Immunoexpression of Runx-2 was similar among the groups containing the graft and the biomaterial, being more intense than in control group. Similar result was observed for VEGF expression, especially in the last experimental period. These results revealed that Biosilicate(®) presented a favorable behavior, comparable to autogenous bone graft. PMID:22426745

  7. Protective hybrid sol gel coatings containing bioactive particles on surgical grade stainless steel: Surface characterization

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    Ballarre, Josefina; López, Damián A.; Schreiner, Wido H.; Durán, Alicia; Ceré, Silvia M.

    2007-06-01

    Metallic materials are the most used materials as orthopaedic or dental implants for their excellent mechanical properties. However, they are not able to create a natural bonding with the mineralized bone and they could release metallic particles that could finally end in the removal of the implant. One way to avoid these effects is to protect the metallic implant with a biocompatible coating. In this work there are analyzed two kinds of protective organic-inorganic sol-gel made coatings with the adding of glass-ceramic particles with the aim of generating bioactivity. The samples are surface characterized by SEM, XRD and XPS. Amorphous hydroxyapatite (aHAp) deposited on the samples after 30 days of immersion in simulated body fluid (SBF) is detected on the samples and its presence is considered as a first signal of bioactivity.

  8. The effect of micro-gravity and bioactive surfaces on the mineralization of bone

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    Maroothynaden, J.; Hench, J. J.

    2006-07-01

    The loss of bone density with age especially for women, is one of the most serious health complications affecting humans An increased incidence of fractured hips and long bones, and collapse of vertebrae are all due to loss of bone density. Demineralization of bone also poses one of the most severe limitations on long-duration manned space flight. This study investigates the hypothesis that chemical effects responsible for enhanced osteoblast differentiation and proliferation observed in-vitro and in-vivo at 1-gravity with bioactive glasses may be sufficient to prevent the turn-off of bone cells that occurs in ?-g or other reduced loading environments as a consequence of age or immobility. To conduct this work, the authors developed an embryonic mouse long-bone model to examine the interaction of bioactive surfaces and ions with the influence of a simulated ?-g environment.

  9. A glass-reinforced hydroxyapatite and surgical-grade calcium sulfate for bone regeneration: In vivo biological behavior in a sheep model.

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    Cortez, Paulo Pegado; Silva, Marta Alves; Santos, Marta; Armada-da-Silva, Paulo; Afonso, Amrico; Lopes, Maria A; Santos, Jose Domingos; Maurício, Ana Colette

    2012-08-01

    A glass-reinforced hydroxyapatite (HA) composite (Bonelike®) was developed for bone grafting. This biomaterial is composed of a modified HA matrix with ?- and ?-tricalcium phosphate secondary phases, resulting in higher solubility than single HA type of materials. Several in vitro and in vivo studies demonstrated that Bonelike® has a highly bioactive behavior, which was also confirmed by employing granular forms of this biomaterial in orthopedics and dental applications. However, a fast consolidation vehicle was needed to promote the fixation of Bonelike® granules if applied in larger defects or in unstable sites. Surgical-grade calcium sulfate (CS), which is widely recognized as a well-tolerated and inexpensive bone graft material, was the chosen vehicle to improve the handling characteristics of Bonelike® as it can be used in the form of a powder that is mixed with a liquid to form a paste that sets in situ. After application in non-critical monocortical defects in sheep, histological, and scanning electron microscopy evaluations demonstrated that Bonelike® associated to CS functioned as a very satisfactory scaffold for bone regeneration as it achieved synchronization of the ingrowing bone with biomaterial resorption and subsequent preservation of the bone graft initial volume. Therefore, our results indicate that CS is an effective vehicle for Bonelike® granules as it facilitates their application and does not interfere with their proven highly osteoconductive properties. In the opposite way, the incorporation of Bonelike® improves the bone regeneration capabilities of CS. PMID:21602251

  10. Low temperature sintering of fluorapatite glass-ceramics.

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    Denry, Isabelle; Holloway, Julie A

    2014-02-01

    Fluorapatite glass-ceramics have been shown to be excellent candidates as scaffold materials for bone grafts, however, scaffold production by sintering is hindered by concurrent crystallization of the glass. Objective, our goal was to investigate the effect of Ca/Al ratio on the sintering behavior of Nb-doped fluorapatite-based glasses in the SiO2-Al2O3-P2O5-MgO-Na2O-K2O-CaO-CaF2 system. Methods, glass compositions with Ca/Al ratio of 1 (A), 2 (B), 4 (C) and 19 (D) were prepared by twice melting at 1525°C for 3h. Glasses were either cast as cylindrical ingots or ground into powders. Disk-shaped specimens were prepared by either sectioning from the ingots or powder-compacting in a mold, followed by heat treatment at temperatures ranging between 700 and 1050°C for 1h. The density was measured on both sintered specimens and heat treated discs as controls. The degree of sintering was determined from these measurements. Results and Significance XRD showed that fluorapatite crystallized in all glass-ceramics. A high degree of sintering was achieved at 775°C for glass-ceramic D (98.99±0.04%), and 900°C for glass-ceramic C (91.31±0.10). Glass-ceramics A or B were only partially sintered at 1000°C (63.6±0.8% and 74.1±1.5%, respectively). SEM revealed a unique microstructure of micron-sized spherulitic fluorapatite crystals in glass-ceramics C and D. Increasing the Ca/Al ratio promoted low temperature sintering of fluorapatite glass-ceramics, which are traditionally difficult to sinter. PMID:24252652

  11. Tubular scaffolds of gelatin and poly(?-caprolactone)-block-poly(?-glutamic acid) blending hydrogel for the proliferation of the primary intestinal smooth muscle cells of rats.

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    Jwo, Shyh-Chuan; Chiu, Chu-Hua; Tang, Shye-Jye; Hsieh, Ming-Fa

    2013-12-01

    The proper regeneration of intestinal muscle for functional peristalsis is the most challenging aspect of current small intestine tissue engineering. This study aimed to fabricate a hydrogel scaffold for the proliferation of intestinal smooth muscle cells (ISMCs). Tubular porous scaffolds of 10-20 wt% gelatin and 0.05-0.1 wt% poly(?-caprolactone)-block-poly(?-glutamic acid) blending hydrogel were cross-linked by carbodiimide and succinimide in an annular space of a glass mold. The scaffolds with higher gelatin contents degraded slower in the phosphate buffer solution. In rheological measurements, the hydrated scaffolds were elastic (all tangent delta <0.45); they responded differentially to frequency, indicating a complete viscoelastic property that is beneficial for soft tissue regeneration. Isolated rat ISMCs, with the characteristic biomarkers ?-SMA, calponin and myh11, were loaded into the scaffolds by using either static or centrifugal methods. The average cell density inside the scaffolds increased in a time-dependent manner in most scaffolds of both seeding groups, although at early time points (seven days) the centrifugal seeding method trapped cells more efficiently and yielded a higher cell density than the static seeding method. The static seeding method increased the cell density from 7.5-fold to 16.3-fold after 28 days, whereas the centrifugal procedure produced a maximum increase of only 2.4-fold in the same period. In vitro degradation data showed that 50-80% of the scaffold was degraded by the 14th day. However, the self-secreted extracellular matrix maintained the integrity of the scaffolds for cell proliferation and spreading for up to 28 days. Confocal microscopic images revealed cell-cell contacts with the formation of a 3D network, demonstrating that the fabricated scaffolds were highly biocompatible. Therefore, these polymeric biomaterials hold great promise for in vivo applications of intestinal tissue engineering. PMID:24225182

  12. Bioactive molecules from sea hares.

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    Kamiya, H; Sakai, R; Jimbo, M

    2006-01-01

    Sea hares, belonging to the order Opisthobranchia, subclass Gastropoda, are mollusks that have attracted many researchers who are interested in the chemical defense mechanisms of these soft and "shell-less" snails. Numbers of small molecules of dietary origin have been isolated from sea hares and some have ecologically relevant activities, such as fish deterrent activity or toxicity. Recently, however, greater attention has been paid to biomedically interesting sea hare isolates such as dolastatins, a series of antitumor peptide/macrolides isolated from Dolabella auricularia. Another series of bioactive peptide/macrolides, as represented by aplyronines, have been isolated from sea hares in Japanese waters. Although earlier studies indicated the potent antitumor activity of aplyronines, their clinical development has never been conducted because of the minute amount of compound available from the natural source. Recent synthetic studies, however, have made it possible to prepare these compounds and analogs for a structure-activity relationship study, and started to uncover their unique action mechanism towards their putative targets, microfilaments. Here, recent findings of small antitumor molecules isolated from Japanese sea hares are reviewed. Sea hares are also known to produce cytotoxic and antimicrobial proteins. In contrast to the small molecules of dietary origin, proteins are the genetic products of sea hares and they are likely to have some primary physiological functions in addition to ecological roles in the sea hare. Based on the biochemical properties and phylogenetic analysis of these proteins, we propose that they belong to one family of molecule, the "Aplysianin A family," although their molecular weights are apparently divided into two groups. Interestingly, the active principles in Aplysia species and Dolabella auricularia were shown to be L-amino acid oxidase (LAAO), a flavin enzyme that oxidizes an alpha-amino group of the substrate with molecular oxygen and liberates hydrogen peroxide, with a sequence similar to other known LAAOs, including snake venom. Possible antibacterial activity and cytotoxic activity mechanisms of these proteins are also discussed. PMID:17153345

  13. Photoactive glasses and glass ceramics

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    Ehrt, Doris

    2011-03-01

    Glass and its properties are subject to a variety of changes for many applications. In the last years systematic studies and developments were carried out in the fields of active Nd3+ (f3), Er3+ (f11), and Yb3+ (f13) laser and amplifier glasses. Fluoride and oxide glasses with high intrinsic UV transmission were doped with luminescent species of various electronic configurations, s2: As3+Sb3+Sn2+Pb2+; d0: Ti4+Nb5+Mo6+Ta5+W6+; d10: Zn2+Ag+Cu+; d5: Mn2+; fn: Ce3+(f1), Pr3+ (f2), Sm3+ (f5), Eu3+ (f6), Eu2+ (f7), Tb3+ (f8), Dy3+ (f9), Ho3+ (f10), Er3+ (f11) and Tm3+ (f12). Static and time resolved photoluminescence behavior in the ultraviolet and visible range was investigated depending on glass matrices and concentration of luminescent species. Also the luminescence of Bi-doped glasses was studied, where the kind of the luminescent Bi-species is still unknown. Some glasses were transformed in glass ceramics by thermal treatment. A change of coordination from 6 to 4 was detected for Zn2+ and Mn2+ in the ZnO-Al2O3-SiO2 system. Luminescence intensity can be increased or decreased depending on various conditions.

  14. Ira Glass 

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    Unknown

    2011-08-17

    -recovery tests at various stresses and temperatures are performed on E-glass/vinylester and Eglass/ polyester off-axis specimens. Analytical representation of a nonlinear single integral equation is applied to model the thermo-mechanical viscoelastic responses...

  15. Tempered glass

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    Bunnell, L.R.

    1991-11-01

    This document describes a demonstration for making tempered glass using minimal equipment. The demonstration is intended for a typical student of materials science, at the high school level or above. (JL)

  16. Scaffolding Strategies in Electronic Performance Support Systems: Types and Challenges

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    Cagiltay, Kursat

    2006-01-01

    In the study described in this paper, the major components of an electronic performance support system are described and the use of scaffolding techniques within such electronic environments is explored. Four different types of scaffolding are discussed: "conceptual" (supportive) scaffolding, "metacognitive" (reflective) scaffolding, "procedural"…

  17. Effects of Graphene Modification on the Bioactivation of Polyethylene-Terephthalate-Based Artificial Ligaments.

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    Wang, Chun-Hui; Guo, Zhong-Shang; Pang, Fei; Zhang, Li-Yuan; Yan, Ming; Yan, Jin-Hong; Li, Ke-Wen; Li, Xiao-Jie; Li, Yong; Bi, Long; Han, Yi-Sheng

    2015-07-22

    The objective of this study was to investigate whether surface coating with graphene could enhance the surface bioactivation of PET-based artificial ligaments to accelerate graft-to-bone healing after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. In an in vitro study, the proliferation of MC3T3-E1 cells and their differentiation on the scaffolds were quantified via 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide and real-time polymerase chain reaction assays. The significantly higher optical-density values and transcription levels of osteoblast-specific genes indicated that graphene modification could promote the proliferation of MC3T3-E1 cells and accelerate their specific differentiation into osteogenic lineages on scaffolds. In an in vivo test, rabbits were used to establish an extra-articular graft-to-bone healing model. At 4, 8, and 12 weeks after surgery, biomechanical tests, microcomputed tomography analysis, and histological observations were performed. The final results demonstrated that the microstructural parameters, the average mineral apposition rate of the bone, and the biomechanical properties of the graphene-coated polyethylene terephthalate (PET)-based artificial ligament (G-PET-AL) group were significantly higher than those of the PET-AL graft group (P < 0.05). The results of Van Gieson staining indicated that in the G-PET-AL group, there was more newly formed bone than there was in the group in which nongraphene-coated PET-ALs were used. In conclusion, graphene exhibits considerable potential for enhancing the surface bioactivation of materials. PMID:26111253

  18. Microsphere-Based Scaffolds Carrying Opposing Gradients of Chondroitin Sulfate and Tricalcium Phosphate

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    Gupta, Vineet; Mohan, Neethu; Berkland, Cory J.; Detamore, Michael S.

    2015-01-01

    Extracellular matrix (ECM) components, such as chondroitin sulfate (CS) and tricalcium phosphate, serve as raw materials, and thus spatial patterning of these raw materials may be leveraged to mimic the smooth transition of physical, chemical, and mechanical properties at the bone-cartilage interface. We hypothesized that encapsulation of opposing gradients of these raw materials in high molecular weight poly(d,l-lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) microsphere-based scaffolds would enhance differentiation of rat bone marrow–derived stromal cells. The raw material encapsulation altered the microstructure of the microspheres and also influenced the cellular morphology that depended on the type of material encapsulated. Moreover, the mechanical properties of the raw material encapsulating microsphere-based scaffolds initially relied on the composition of the scaffolds and later on were primarily governed by the degradation of the polymer phase and newly synthesized ECM by the seeded cells. Furthermore, raw materials had a mitogenic effect on the seeded cells and led to increased glycosaminoglycan (GAG), collagen, and calcium content. Interestingly, the initial effects of raw material encapsulation on a per-cell basis might have been overshadowed by medium-regulated environment that appeared to favor osteogenesis. However, it is to be noted that in vivo, differentiation of the cells would be governed by the surrounding native environment. Thus, the results of this study demonstrated the potential of the raw materials in facilitating neo-tissue synthesis in microsphere-based scaffolds and perhaps in combination with bioactive signals, these raw materials may be able to achieve intricate cell differentiation profiles required for regenerating the osteochondral interface.

  19. Scaffolds in vascular regeneration: current status

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    Thottappillil, Neelima; Nair, Prabha D

    2015-01-01

    An ideal vascular substitute, especially in <6 mm diameter applications, is a major clinical essentiality in blood vessel replacement surgery. Blood vessels are structurally complex and functionally dynamic tissue, with minimal regeneration potential. These have composite extracellular matrix (ECM) and arrangement. The interplay between ECM components and tissue specific cells gives blood vessels their specialized functional attributes. The core of vascular tissue engineering and regeneration relies on the challenges in creating vascular conduits that match native vessels and adequately regenerate in vivo. Out of numerous vascular regeneration concerns, the relevance of ECM emphasizes much attention toward appropriate choice of scaffold material and further scaffold development strategies. The review is intended to be focused on the various approaches of scaffold materials currently in use in vascular regeneration and current state of the art. Scaffold of choice in vascular tissue engineering ranges from natural to synthetic, decellularized, and even scaffold free approach. The applicability of tubular scaffold for in vivo vascular regeneration is under active investigation. A patent conduit with an ample endothelial luminal layer that can regenerate in vivo remains an unanswered query in the field of small diameter vascular tissue engineering. Besides, scaffolds developed for vascular regeneration, should aim at providing functional substitutes for use in a regenerative approach from the laboratory bench to patient bedside. PMID:25632236

  20. [Chemical principles and bioactivities of blueberry].

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    Chen, Chieh-fu; Li, Ya-dong; Xu, Zhe

    2010-04-01

    The bioactive principles contained in blueberries (Vaccinium) are various kind of anthocyanins (anthocyanidins, or phenolic aglycone, conjugated with sugar), chlorogenic acid, flavonids, alpha-linolenic acid, pterostilbene, resveratrol, and vitamins. After oral administration, anthocyanins can pass through blood-brain barrier and thus appear in various organs and brain. Improve visual function by increasing rhodopsin regeneration and ocular health is the earliest reported bioactivities of anthocyanin. Recent studies demonstrated the benefit of blueberries to prevent the age-related chronic diseases such as cancer, diabeties, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, neurodegeneration, obesity, and osteoporosis through its apoptosis, antioxidant, antiinflammation, and antiangiogenesis effects. Blueberries can eradicate microorganisms for the prevention of symptomatic urinary tract infections in women. Thus, blueberries are recognized as one of the most nutritious foods and cultivated worldwide. However, how to prolong the shelving time of fresh fruit, well utilize the leaf and stem to isolate the bioactive chemicals, improve quality consistency of juicy and dry products, all should be further concerned. PMID:21355205

  1. Bioactive proteins and peptides in foods.

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    Walther, Barbara; Sieber, Robert

    2011-03-01

    Increasing amounts of data demonstrate a bioactive role of proteins and peptides above and beyond their nutritional impact. The focus of the investigations has mainly been on vitamin- and mineral-binding proteins, on antimicrobial, immunosuppressing/-modulatory proteins, and on proteins with enzyme inhibitory activity as well as on hormones and growth factors from different food proteins; most research has been performed on milk proteins. Because of their molecular size, intact absorption of proteins in the human gastrointestinal tract is limited. Therefore, most of the proteins with biological functions show physiological activity in the gastrointestinal tract by enhancing nutrient absorption, inhibiting enzymes, and modulating the immune system to defend against pathogens. Peptides are released during fermentation or digestion from food proteins by proteolytic enzymes; such peptides have been found mainly in milk. Some of these released peptides exert biological activities such as opiate-like, antihypertensive, mineral-binding, antioxidative, antimicrobial, immuno-, and cytomodulating activity. Intact absorption of these smaller peptides is more likely than that of the larger proteins. Consequently, other organs than the gastrointestinal tract are possible targets for their biological functions. Bioactive proteins as well as bioactive peptides are part of a balanced diet. It is possible to accumulate bioactive peptides in food, for example by using specific microorganisms in fermented dairy products. Although bioactive peptides have been the subject of several studies in vitro and in vivo, their health potential is still under investigation. Up to now, the Commission of European Communities has not (yet) authorized any health claims for bioactive proteins and peptides from food. PMID:22139569

  2. Effect of pyrophosphate ions on the conversion of calcium–lithium–borate glass to hydroxyapatite in aqueous phosphate solution

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    Hailuo Fu; Mohamed N. Rahaman; Delbert E. Day; Wenhai Huang

    2010-01-01

    The conversion of glass to a hydroxyapatite (HA) material in an aqueous phosphate solution is used as an indication of the\\u000a bioactive potential of the glass, as well as a low temperature route for preparing biologically useful materials. In this\\u000a work, the effect of varying concentrations of pyrophosphate ions in the phosphate solution on the conversion of a calcium–lithium–borate\\u000a glass

  3. X-ray phase-contrast computed tomography visualizes the microstructure and degradation profile of implanted biodegradable scaffolds after spinal cord injury.

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    Takashima, Kenta; Hoshino, Masato; Uesugi, Kentaro; Yagi, Naoto; Matsuda, Shojiro; Nakahira, Atsushi; Osumi, Noriko; Kohzuki, Masahiro; Onodera, Hiroshi

    2015-01-01

    Tissue engineering strategies for spinal cord repair are a primary focus of translational medicine after spinal cord injury (SCI). Many tissue engineering strategies employ three-dimensional scaffolds, which are made of biodegradable materials and have microstructure incorporated with viable cells and bioactive molecules to promote new tissue generation and functional recovery after SCI. It is therefore important to develop an imaging system that visualizes both the microstructure of three-dimensional scaffolds and their degradation process after SCI. Here, X-ray phase-contrast computed tomography imaging based on the Talbot grating interferometer is described and it is shown how it can visualize the polyglycolic acid scaffold, including its microfibres, after implantation into the injured spinal cord. Furthermore, X-ray phase-contrast computed tomography images revealed that degradation occurred from the end to the centre of the braided scaffold in the 28 days after implantation into the injured spinal cord. The present report provides the first demonstration of an imaging technique that visualizes both the microstructure and degradation of biodegradable scaffolds in SCI research. X-ray phase-contrast imaging based on the Talbot grating interferometer is a versatile technique that can be used for a broad range of preclinical applications in tissue engineering strategies. PMID:25537600

  4. X-ray phase-contrast computed tomography visualizes the microstructure and degradation profile of implanted biodegradable scaffolds after spinal cord injury

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    Takashima, Kenta; Hoshino, Masato; Uesugi, Kentaro; Yagi, Naoto; Matsuda, Shojiro; Nakahira, Atsushi; Osumi, Noriko; Kohzuki, Masahiro; Onodera, Hiroshi

    2015-01-01

    Tissue engineering strategies for spinal cord repair are a primary focus of translational medicine after spinal cord injury (SCI). Many tissue engineering strategies employ three-dimensional scaffolds, which are made of biodegradable materials and have microstructure incorporated with viable cells and bioactive molecules to promote new tissue generation and functional recovery after SCI. It is therefore important to develop an imaging system that visualizes both the microstructure of three-dimensional scaffolds and their degradation process after SCI. Here, X-ray phase-contrast computed tomography imaging based on the Talbot grating interferometer is described and it is shown how it can visualize the polyglycolic acid scaffold, including its microfibres, after implantation into the injured spinal cord. Furthermore, X-ray phase-contrast computed tomography images revealed that degradation occurred from the end to the centre of the braided scaffold in the 28 days after implantation into the injured spinal cord. The present report provides the first demonstration of an imaging technique that visualizes both the microstructure and degradation of biodegradable scaffolds in SCI research. X-ray phase-contrast imaging based on the Talbot grating interferometer is a versatile technique that can be used for a broad range of preclinical applications in tissue engineering strategies. PMID:25537600

  5. Controlled release of bioactive TGF-beta 1 from microspheres embedded within biodegradable hydrogels.

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    DeFail, Alicia J; Chu, Constance R; Izzo, Nicholas; Marra, Kacey G

    2006-03-01

    Transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-beta1) is of great relevance to cartilage development and regeneration. A delivery system for controlled release of growth factors such as TGF-beta1 may be therapeutic for cartilage repair. We have encapsulated TGF-beta1 into poly(DL-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) microspheres, and subsequently incorporated the microspheres into biodegradable hydrogels. The hydrogels are poly(ethylene glycol) based, and the degradation rate of the hydrogels is controlled by the non-toxic cross-linking reagent, genipin. Release kinetics of TGF-beta1 were assessed using ELISA and the bioactivity of the released TGF-beta1 was evaluated using a mink lung cell growth inhibition assay. The controlled release of TGF-beta1 encapsulated within microspheres embedded in scaffolds is better controlled when compared to delivery from microspheres alone. ELISA results indicated that TGF-beta1 was released over 21 days from the delivery system, and the burst release was decreased when the microspheres were embedded in the hydrogels. The concentration of TGF-beta1 released from the gels can be controlled by both the mass of microspheres embedded in the gel, and by the concentration of genipin. Additionally, the scaffold permits containment and conformation of the spheres to the defect shape. Based on these in vitro observations, we predict that we can develop a microsphere-loaded hydrogel for controlled release of TGF-beta1 to a cartilage wound site. PMID:16140372

  6. Analysis of multiple compound-protein interactions reveals novel bioactive molecules.

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    Yabuuchi, Hiroaki; Niijima, Satoshi; Takematsu, Hiromu; Ida, Tomomi; Hirokawa, Takatsugu; Hara, Takafumi; Ogawa, Teppei; Minowa, Yohsuke; Tsujimoto, Gozoh; Okuno, Yasushi

    2011-03-01

    The discovery of novel bioactive molecules advances our systems-level understanding of biological processes and is crucial for innovation in drug development. For this purpose, the emerging field of chemical genomics is currently focused on accumulating large assay data sets describing compound-protein interactions (CPIs). Although new target proteins for known drugs have recently been identified through mining of CPI databases, using these resources to identify novel ligands remains unexplored. Herein, we demonstrate that machine learning of multiple CPIs can not only assess drug polypharmacology but can also efficiently identify novel bioactive scaffold-hopping compounds. Through a machine-learning technique that uses multiple CPIs, we have successfully identified novel lead compounds for two pharmaceutically important protein families, G-protein-coupled receptors and protein kinases. These novel compounds were not identified by existing computational ligand-screening methods in comparative studies. The results of this study indicate that data derived from chemical genomics can be highly useful for exploring chemical space, and this systems biology perspective could accelerate drug discovery processes. PMID:21364574

  7. Analysis of multiple compound–protein interactions reveals novel bioactive molecules

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    Yabuuchi, Hiroaki; Niijima, Satoshi; Takematsu, Hiromu; Ida, Tomomi; Hirokawa, Takatsugu; Hara, Takafumi; Ogawa, Teppei; Minowa, Yohsuke; Tsujimoto, Gozoh; Okuno, Yasushi

    2011-01-01

    The discovery of novel bioactive molecules advances our systems-level understanding of biological processes and is crucial for innovation in drug development. For this purpose, the emerging field of chemical genomics is currently focused on accumulating large assay data sets describing compound–protein interactions (CPIs). Although new target proteins for known drugs have recently been identified through mining of CPI databases, using these resources to identify novel ligands remains unexplored. Herein, we demonstrate that machine learning of multiple CPIs can not only assess drug polypharmacology but can also efficiently identify novel bioactive scaffold-hopping compounds. Through a machine-learning technique that uses multiple CPIs, we have successfully identified novel lead compounds for two pharmaceutically important protein families, G-protein-coupled receptors and protein kinases. These novel compounds were not identified by existing computational ligand-screening methods in comparative studies. The results of this study indicate that data derived from chemical genomics can be highly useful for exploring chemical space, and this systems biology perspective could accelerate drug discovery processes. PMID:21364574

  8. Enhanced bone tissue regeneration by antibacterial and osteoinductive silica-HACC-zein composite scaffolds loaded with rhBMP-2.

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    Zhou, Panyu; Xia, Yan; Cheng, Xiaosong; Wang, Panfeng; Xie, Yang; Xu, Shuogui

    2014-12-01

    Next-generation orthopedic implants with both osteoinductivity and antibacterial ability are greatly needed. In the present study, biodegradable rhBMP-2 loaded zein-based scaffolds with a macroporous structure were synthesized, and SBA-15 nanoparticles and hydroxypropyltrimethyl ammonium chloride chitosan (HACC) were incorporated into the scaffolds to produce an anti-infective composite scaffold for delivery of osteogenic factors that facilitate the functional repair of bone defects. The silica/HACC/zein scaffolds developed here showed bioactivity, biocompatibility, and effective antibacterial activity. Confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) was used to quantitatively measure the bactericidal efficacy with respect to bacterial adhesion. Results showed that the sample zein-HACC-S20 exhibited long-lasting antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus up to 5 d. At a low dosage of rhBMP-2 (ca. 80 ?g), the scaffolds released rhBMP-2 protein efficiently at a relatively slow rate, even after 27 d. An ALP activity and ECM mineralization assay showed that the zein-HACC-S20 scaffolds exhibited significant early osteogenic differentiation by generating enhanced ALP product on day 14 and ECM mineralization on day 21. In a mouse model of thigh muscle pouches, zein-S20 and zein-HACC-S20 groups resulted in obvious bone formation and gave more extensive mineralization to the implants than silica free groups, indicating effective bone induction in vivo. In a rabbit model of critical-sized radius bone defects (20 mm in length and 5 mm in diameter), the bone defects were almost fully repaired and bone marrow cavity recanalization was detectable by 3D micro-CT technique and histological analysis after 12 weeks. In this way, the zein-HACC-S20 scaffolds were proven to significantly promote the bone repair. They also demonstrated considerable promise for tissue engineering. Silica/HACC/zein scaffolds with both antibacterial activity and the ability to induce osteogenesis have immense potential in orthopedics and other biomedical applications. PMID:25260421

  9. Biodegradable synthetic scaffolds for tendon regeneration

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    Reverchon, Ernesto; Baldino, Lucia; Cardea, Stefano; De Marco, Iolanda

    2012-01-01

    Summary Tissue regeneration is aimed at producing biological or synthetic scaffolds to be implanted in the body for regenerate functional tissues. Several techniques and materials have been used to obtain biodegradable synthetic scaffolds, on which adhesion, growth, migration and differentiation of human cells has been attempted. Scaffolds for tendon regeneration have been less frequently proposed, because they have a complex hierarchical structure and it is very difficult to mimic their peculiar mechanical properties. In this review, we critically analyzed the proposed materials and fabrication techniques for tendon tissue engineering and we indicated new preparation processes, based on the use of supercritical fluids, to produce scaffolds with characteristics very similar to the native tendon structure. PMID:23738295