Biopolymer-hydroxyapatite nanocomposite from eggshell for prospective surgical applications

Csaba Balázsi, Aisha Bishop, Jason Yang, Katarína Sedlácková, Ferenc Wéber, Pelagia Irene Gouma

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From biological perspectives, biopolymer - hydroxyapatite nanocomposites for tissue replacement interact with the surrounding in vivo environment chemically, mechanically and morphologically. Hydroxyapatite (HA) is a natural ceramic operable as a biocomposite coating to improve the biocompatibility of implant substrates. To fulfill this requierements hydroxyapatite added biodegradable scaffold were prepared by electrospinning method to enhance biological functionality. In this work, firstly a novel synthesis of the hydroxyapatite nanocrystals prepared from eggshell are presented. Polymer based composites were prepared by electrospinning hydroxyapatite with a biocompatible polymer for the development of a structurally stable casing for prosthetic devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-65
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008
Event6th Hungarian Conference on Materials Science - Siofok, Hungary
Duration: Oct 14 2007Oct 16 2007



  • Biopolymer
  • Eggshell
  • Hydroxyapatite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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