Recent Research from Shanghai Jiao-Tong University Highlight Findings in Bone Research (Biomimetic fabrication and biocompatibility of hydroxyapatite/chitosan nanohybrid coatings on porous carbon fiber felts)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Investigators publish new report on Bone Research. According to news reporting originating from Shanghai, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Hydroxyapatite (HA)/chitosan nanohybrid coatings (HA/CS/CFs) on porous carbon fiber felts (PCFFs) have been fabricated according to the following stages: (i) deposition of chitosan/calcium phasphate precursors on PCFFs by dip-coating method and (ii) in situ formation of HA/CS/CFs by biomimetic method. PCFFs are covered uniformly with HA nanorods and chitosan, and the macropores in PCFFs still remained."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Shanghai Jiao-Tong University, "Interestingly, the calcium-deficient HA nanorods with a diameter of similar to 20 nm and length of 50-100 nm possess poor crystallinity. HA/CS/CFs exhibit the excellent in vitro biocompatibility, which can improve adhesion, spreading, and proliferation of human bone marrow stromal cells (hBMSCs)."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Hence, HA/CS/CFs have great potential for bone scaffold materials."
For more information on this research see: Biomimetic fabrication and biocompatibility of hydroxyapatite/chitosan nanohybrid coatings on porous carbon fiber felts. Materials Letters, 2014;128():31-34. 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 editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y.T. Liu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Sch Med, Shanghai Peoples Hosp 9, Shanghai Key Lab Orthoped ImplantDept Orthoped S, Shanghai 200011, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include T. Long, S. Tang, J.L. Sun, Z.A. Zhu and Y.P. Guo (see also Bone Research).
Keywords for this news article include: Shanghai, People's Republic of China, Asia, Bioengineering, Biomimetics, Bionanotechnology, Biotechnology, Bone Research, Emerging Technologies, Hydroxyapatites, Nanobiotechnology, Nanorod, Nanotechnology, Phosphates, Phosphoric Acids
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