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Enhanced apatite precipitation on a biopolymer-coated bioactive glass

M. Araújo
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  • Colorobbia España S.A, Carretera CV-160, Vilafamés, 12192, España; Ce.Ri.Col, Centro Ricerche Colorobbia, Via Pietramarina 123, Sovigliana (FI) 50053, Italy
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/ M. Miola
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  • Applied Science and Technology Department, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, Torino, 10129, Italy
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/ A. Venturello
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/ G. Baldi
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/ J. Perez / E. Verné
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Published Online: 2015-10-20 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/bglass-2015-0011


In this work, sintered pellets of a silica-based bioactive glass were dip-coated with a biocompatible natural-derived polymer in order to investigate the influence of the organic coating on the glass bioactivity. After the sintering process optimization, uncoated and coated pellets have been characterized by means of scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive spectroscopy (SEM, EDS), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and pH measurements, after the immersion in a simulated body fluid (SBF). An increased apatite forming ability and a better control of the pH during soaking of the samples in SBF were observed in the presence of the biopolymer. This result opens a new insight on the simple fabrication of highly bioactive hybrid inorganic-organic materials for medical applications.

Keywords: Bioactive glass; Bioactivity; Melanin coating


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Received: 2015-05-14

Accepted: 2015-08-14

Published Online: 2015-10-20

Citation Information: Biomedical glasses, Volume 1, Issue 1, ISSN (Online) 2299-3932, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/bglass-2015-0011.

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