Electrosprayed nanoapatite: a new generation of bioactive material

E. Thian, Zeeshan Ahmad, J. Huang, M. Edirisinghe, S. Jayasinghe, D. Ireland, R. Brooks, N. Rushton, W. Bonfield, S. Best

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Fine nanoapatite relics were deposited on glass substrates by electrohydrodynamic atomisation, using nanohydroxyapatite (nHA), nano-carbonated hydroxyapatite (nCHA) and nanosilicon- substituted hydroxyapatite (nSiHA) suspensions. These electrosprayed nanoapatites were evaluated in-vitro using simulated body fluid (SBF) and human osteoblast (HOB) cells. The SBF study revealed that newly-formed apatite layers were observed on the surface of the relics. Furthermore, enhanced HOB cell growth was observed on each of the nanoapatites at all time points. Hence, this work demonstrated that electrosprayed nanoapatites offer considerable potential as biomaterials.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-363
Number of pages3
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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