Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors



Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > R&D Profile: Drug-eluting Anodized Titanium Orthopedic Implants: T. Webster, Brown University

Nanotubes Under High Magnification, Courtesy of T. Webster, Brown University
Nanotubes Under High Magnification, Courtesy of T. Webster, Brown University

Abstract:
The average functional lifetime of orthopedic implants has been estimated to be less than 15 years. Few studies have focused on creating an orthopedic implant with multi-functional drug release to inhibit infection and wound inflammation events while increasing new bone formation.

R&D Profile: Drug-eluting Anodized Titanium Orthopedic Implants: T. Webster, Brown University

Boston, MA | Posted on May 22nd, 2008

R&D Overview Courtesy of Thomas Webster, Associate Professor, Division of Engineering, Brown University.

Dr. Webster is a featured speaker at next month's NSTI Nanotech conference, and will also lead the one-day workshop Biomaterials and Nanotechnology for Tissue Engineering Sunday, June 1.

In previous studies, titania nanotube arrays fabricated via anodization in dilute hydrofluoric acid were shown to increase bone growth compared to currently implanted titanium. In this study, these tubular structures were further utilized as novel prolonged-release drug delivery system. For this purpose, antibiotic drugs (penicillin and streptomycin) and an anti-inflammation drug (dexamethasone) were loaded into these nanotubular structures by either physical adsorption or electrochemical deposition. To mediate interactions between drug molecules and nanotube walls, anodized titanium nanotubes were modified by silanization to possess amine or methyl groups on their surface instead of OH groups. Results showed increased hydrophobicity of chemically modified titania nanotubes as well as improved drug loading efficiency on the more hydrophobic samples. These drug loaded substrates were soaked in phosphate buffered solution in a simulated body environment to determine drug release behavior. Buffer solution was collected and replaced every day. The eluted drug amounts were measured spectroscopically. Results showed prolonged drug releasing behavior from chemically modified nanotubes compared to conventional titanium substrates. In this manner, this study advances currently used titanium to possess drug release behavior which can improve orthopedic implant efficacy.

Since we have already demonstrated the in vitro efficacy of these anodized nanotubular contructs for releasing drugs (anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and pro-bone growing) and promoting new bone growth, we are planning to conduct in vivo verification. Currently, we are planning to conduct animal studies in which currently implant materials are modified via anodization to possess such novel nanotubular structures to both release drugs and promote new bone growth.

####

About NSTI
The Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI) is chartered with the promotion and integration of nano and other advanced technologies through education, technology and business development. NSTI accomplishes this mission through its offerings of continuing education programs, scientific and business publishing and community outreach. NSTI produces the annual Nanotech conference and trade show, the most comprehensive international nanotechnology convention in the world. NSTI also produces the semi-annual Nanotech Venture, Nanotech Industrial Impact Workshop, Nano Impact Summit and the Nanotech Course Series in the US and Europe. NSTI was founded in 1997 as a result of the merger between various scientific societies, and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts with additional offices in California and Switzerland.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Sarah Wenning
696 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Ste. 423
Danville, CA 94526
Ph: (925) 901-4959
Fax: (925) 886-8461

Copyright © NSTI

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Wear-resistant ceramic powder maximises component lifespan in high-stress applications: Innovnano’s nanostructured 3YSZ offers improved tribological performance for manufacturing components September 18th, 2014

IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting To Celebrate 60th Anniversary as The Leading Technical Conference for Advanced Semiconductor Devices September 18th, 2014

FEI Opens New Technology Center in Czech Republic: FEI expands its presence in Brno with the opening of a new, larger facility September 18th, 2014

Biosensors Get a Boost from Graphene Partnership: $5 Million Investment Supports Dozens of Jobs and Development of 300mm Fabrication Process and Wafer Transfer Facility September 18th, 2014

Nanotubes/Buckyballs

Scientists refine formula for nanotube types: Rice University theorists determine factors that give tubes their chiral angles September 17th, 2014

‘Small’ transformation yields big changes September 16th, 2014

Rice rolls 'neat' nanotube fibers: Rice University researchers' acid-free approach leads to strong conductive carbon threads September 15th, 2014

Berkeley Lab Licenses Boron Nitride Nanotube Technology: New material has unique mechanical and electronic properties September 13th, 2014

Nanomedicine

The Pocket Project will develop a low-cost and accurate point-of-care test to diagnose Tuberculosis: ICN2 holds a follow-up meeting of the Project on September 18th - 19th September 18th, 2014

New non-invasive technique could revolutionize the imaging of metastatic cancer September 17th, 2014

Recruiting bacteria to be technology innovation partners: September 17th, 2014

Nanoscience makes your wine better September 17th, 2014

Announcements

Wear-resistant ceramic powder maximises component lifespan in high-stress applications: Innovnano’s nanostructured 3YSZ offers improved tribological performance for manufacturing components September 18th, 2014

IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting To Celebrate 60th Anniversary as The Leading Technical Conference for Advanced Semiconductor Devices September 18th, 2014

FEI Opens New Technology Center in Czech Republic: FEI expands its presence in Brno with the opening of a new, larger facility September 18th, 2014

Biosensors Get a Boost from Graphene Partnership: $5 Million Investment Supports Dozens of Jobs and Development of 300mm Fabrication Process and Wafer Transfer Facility September 18th, 2014

Events/Classes

IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting To Celebrate 60th Anniversary as The Leading Technical Conference for Advanced Semiconductor Devices September 18th, 2014

PEN Inc. Chairman, Scott Rickert, Will Webcast a Live Company Update September 25, 1 PM EDT September 17th, 2014

Dolomite to launch Meros TCU-100 temperature controller at Lab-on-a-Chip & Microarray World Congress September 15th, 2014

Seeking Nanoscale Defenses for Biological and Chemical Threats: WPI co-organizes a NATO workshop to improve the detection and decontamination of biological and chemical agents September 13th, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More














ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE