Fabrication of naturel pumice/hydroxyapatite composite for biomedical engineering


Komur B., Lohse T., Can H. M. , Khalilova G., Gecimli Z. N. , Aydogdu M. O. , ...More

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING ONLINE, vol.15, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s12938-016-0203-0
  • Title of Journal : BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING ONLINE
  • Keywords: Bioceramics, Natural pumice, Bovine hydroxyapatite, Bioinspired composites, GLASS-REINFORCED HYDROXYAPATITE, THERMAL-DECOMPOSITION, MECHANICAL-PROPERTIES, TRICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, BONE, PUMICE, MICROSTRUCTURE, DENSITY, APATITE, MGO

Abstract

Background: We evaluated the Bovine hydroxyapatite (BHA) structure. BHA powder was admixed with 5 and 10 wt% natural pumice (NP). Compression strength, Vickers micro hardness, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction studies were performed on the final NP-BHA composite products. The cells proliferation was investigated by MTT assay and SEM. Furthermore, the antimicrobial activity of NP-BHA samples was interrogated.