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Mechanical characteristics of polymeric support as an important factor in osteoblast culture in vitro
|Wojciech R. Fabianowski 1, Małgorzata Lewandowska-Szumieł 2, Beata Polak 1
1. Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Chemistry, Noakowskiego 3, Warszawa 00-664, Poland
Polymeric implant for bone regeneration in order to be useful has to fulfill several conditions: biocompatibility, mechanical properties similar with real bone, suitable rate of degradation subjected to rate of bone reconstruction with harmless degradation byproducts, proper porosity, etc. There is a distinct difficulty in finding only one right material completing these tasks. That is why researches are directed into composite materials with additionally surface modification in order to make it more attractive for cells. A principle condition of growth, proliferation and differentiation of osteoblast is their adherence and suitable interactions with support.
Presentation: oral at E-MRS Fall Meeting 2004, Symposium B, by Wojciech R. Fabianowski
See On-line Journal of E-MRS Fall Meeting 2004
Submitted: 2004-04-27 15:05 Revised: 2009-06-08 12:55