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New Findings from Technical University in the Area of Bone Research Reported (Chitosan scaffolds with nanosilver layer for bone implantation obtained...

July 4, 2014



New Findings from Technical University in the Area of Bone Research Reported (Chitosan scaffolds with nanosilver layer for bone implantation obtained by electrolytic method)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Data detailed on Bone Research have been presented. According to news reporting from Lodz, Poland, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "In the present work, the methodology of the production of porous chitosan scaffolds with the participation of hydroxyapatite (HAp) by the electrolytic method has been presented. The electrolysis of 1% solution of chitosan in 1% acetic acid (containing HAp) has been conducted."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Technical University, "In the process of electrolysis, chitosan acetate underwent reduction (NH3+ to NH2) and deposited on the cathode in the form of porous chitosan hydrogel containing different quantities of HAp. In order to improve antibacterial qualities, the scaffolds were covered with a 15 mm layer of nanosilver. The obtained chitosan structures were further subjected to lyophilisation. The aim of the research is to examine the influence of the conditions of the process on the rate of the scaffolds production as well as the morphology of the structures."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Images (SEM) were taken in order to examine the surface structure of scaffolds, dispersion of HAp in the polymer matrix as well as the size of the nanosilver layer on the chitosan surface."

For more information on this research see: Chitosan scaffolds with nanosilver layer for bone implantation obtained by electrolytic method. Materials Science and Technology, 2014;30(5):582-586. Materials Science and Technology can be contacted at: Maney Publishing, Ste 1C, Josephs Well, Hanover Walk, Leeds LS3 1AB, W Yorks, England (see also Bone Research).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M. Tylman, Technical Univ Lodz, Fac Proc & Environm Engn, PL-90924 Lodz, Poland.

Keywords for this news article include: Lodz, Poland, Europe, Nanosilver, Bone Research, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies

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