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Comparison of properties of porous alumina as a potential cell carrier formed by foaming and polymeric sponge methods
|Zbigniew Jaegermann , Joanna Karaś , Sławomir Michałowski
Institute of Glass and Ceramics (ISiC), Postepu 9, Warszawa 02-676, Poland
Technology of manufacturing of porous ceramic biomaterials is an important element of elaboration of multifunctional specialised implants used by medicine. One of the roles of implants consists in bone or cartilage stimulation through the implantation of the porous grafts that contain tissue cultured in vitro. The biomaterial is a carrier of cell culture and after the implantation it helps in the tissue restoration. Porosity of the ceramic material used, as well as the shape and size of pores have to be controlled in order to obtain optimal conditions for cell culture. Porous materials properties depend to a considerable extend on the forming method applied. Therefore the present poster is a comparison of properties of porous materials formed by chemical foaming and by structural sponge methods.
Presentation: poster at E-MRS Fall Meeting 2003, Symposium E, by Zbigniew Jaegermann
See On-line Journal of E-MRS Fall Meeting 2003
Submitted: 2003-05-20 16:57 Revised: 2009-06-08 12:55