Beijing University of Chemical Technology Details Findings in Tissue Engineering (Macroporous and nanofibrous PLLA scaffolds reinforced with calcium phosphate-coated multiwalled carbon nanotubes)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Investigators discuss new findings in Biomedicine and Biomedical Engineering. According to news originating from Beijing, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Scaffolds with both macro- and nanoscale structures have shown promise in tissue engineering; however, their mechanical properties are not satisfactory for load-bearing bone regeneration. In this study, calcium phosphate-coated multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs-CaP) were developed to reinforce macroporous poly(L-lactide) (PLLA) scaffolds with nanofibrous pore walls."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Beijing University of Chemical Technology, "The scaffolds were prepared using a phase separation/particle-leaching method. One-dimensional MWCNTs-CaP were prepared via phosphorylation and mineralization. The addition of the MWCNTs-CaP did not affect the nanofibrous pore walls of the resulting PLLA scaffolds."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "In comparison with pure PLLA scaffolds, the compressive properties of PLLA/MWCNTs-CaP composite scaffolds were significantly improved, indicating their potential in bone regeneration applications."
For more information on this research see: Macroporous and nanofibrous PLLA scaffolds reinforced with calcium phosphate-coated multiwalled carbon nanotubes. Materials Letters, 2014;128():238-241. Materials Letters can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Materials Letters - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/505672)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from Q. Cai, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, State Key Lab Organ Inorgan Composites, Beijing Lab Biomed Mat, Beijing 100029, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include J.F. Mao, X.L. Li and X.P. Yang (see also Biomedicine and Biomedical Engineering).
Keywords for this news article include: Beijing, People's Republic of China, Asia, Anions, Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Biomedicine and Biomedical Engineering, Bone Research, Calcium Compounds, Calcium Phosphates, Carbon Nanotubes, Emerging Technologies, Fullerenes, Inorganic Chemicals, Nanofibrous, Nanotechnology, Phosphoric Acids, Phosphorus Compounds, Tissue Engineering
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