Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Nanostructured Biocompatible Foams Produced through Gel Casting Method

Abstract:
Iranian researchers at Isfahan University of Technology produced nanostructured foams made of hydroxyapatite and bio-active glass to be used for tissue engineering purposes and drug delivery systems.

Nanostructured Biocompatible Foams Produced through Gel Casting Method

Tehran, Iran | Posted on August 18th, 2011

"Taking into account the advantages of nanostructured bioceramics and gel casting process, we focused in this project on the production, characterization, and evaluation of nanostructured foams made of hydroxyapatite and bio-active glass to be used in tissue engineering and drug delivery systems," Hamed Qomi, MSc student in materials engineering at Isfahan University of Technology, said.

"The obtained results confirmed the successful production of nanostructured composite foam made of hydroxyapatite and bio-active glass," Eng Qomi stated, adding, "The produced nanostructured composite foam can be used in tissue engineering applications as a promising choice due to its high porosity, inter-connected pores, appropriate pore size, (desirable strength), nanostructure, and high specific surface area."

Noting that "the produced composite foams can be engineered in a way that their adsorption rate within the body equals the formation rate of the new tissue," he said, "Moreover, the structure of the produced nanofoam increases the specific area of the synthesized foam in comparison with that of the foams at micron scale. Therefore, the reactions take place faster in the body and the connection between the foams and the bones increases."

"The synthesized foams can be used as appropriate alternatives to be used in tissue engineering applications, especially the applications that do not need load carrying such as drug and cell carriers. In addition, the foams can be used in order to fill the bone fractures," the researcher of the plan concluded.

####

For more information, please click here

Copyright © Fars News Agency

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

Silk could improve sensitivity, flexibility of wearable body sensors August 20th, 2017

The power of perovskite: OIST researchers improve perovskite-based technology in the entire energy cycle, from solar cells harnessing power to LED diodes to light the screens of future electronic devices and other lighting applications August 18th, 2017

Gold nanostars and immunotherapy vaccinate mice against cancer: New treatment cures, vaccinates mouse in small proof-of-concept study August 18th, 2017

Researchers printed graphene-like materials with inkjet August 17th, 2017

Nanomedicine

Gold nanostars and immunotherapy vaccinate mice against cancer: New treatment cures, vaccinates mouse in small proof-of-concept study August 18th, 2017

Freeze-dried foam soaks up carbon dioxide: Rice University scientists lead effort to make novel 3-D material August 16th, 2017

Gold shines through properties of nano biosensors: Researchers discover that fluorescence in ligand-protected gold nanoclusters is an intrinsic property of the gold particles themselves August 16th, 2017

Two Scientists Receive Grants to Develop New Materials: Chad Mirkin and Monica Olvera de la Cruz recognized by Sherman Fairchild Foundation August 16th, 2017

Discoveries

Silk could improve sensitivity, flexibility of wearable body sensors August 20th, 2017

The power of perovskite: OIST researchers improve perovskite-based technology in the entire energy cycle, from solar cells harnessing power to LED diodes to light the screens of future electronic devices and other lighting applications August 18th, 2017

Gold nanostars and immunotherapy vaccinate mice against cancer: New treatment cures, vaccinates mouse in small proof-of-concept study August 18th, 2017

Researchers printed graphene-like materials with inkjet August 17th, 2017

Announcements

Silk could improve sensitivity, flexibility of wearable body sensors August 20th, 2017

The power of perovskite: OIST researchers improve perovskite-based technology in the entire energy cycle, from solar cells harnessing power to LED diodes to light the screens of future electronic devices and other lighting applications August 18th, 2017

Gold nanostars and immunotherapy vaccinate mice against cancer: New treatment cures, vaccinates mouse in small proof-of-concept study August 18th, 2017

Researchers printed graphene-like materials with inkjet August 17th, 2017

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