Titanate nanotube coatings on biodegradable photopolymer scaffolds

S. Beke, L. Korösi, A. Scarpellini, F. Anjum, F. Brandi

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Abstract

Rigid, biodegradable photopolymer scaffolds were coated with titanate nanotubes (TNTs) by using a spin-coating method. TNTs were synthesized by a hydrothermal process at 150 C under 4.7 bar ambient pressure. The biodegradable photopolymer scaffolds were produced by mask-assisted excimer laser photocuring at 308 nm. For scaffold coating, a stable ethanolic TNT sol was prepared by a simple colloid chemical route without the use of any binding compounds or additives. Scanning electron microscopy along with elemental analysis revealed that the scaffolds were homogenously coated by TNTs. The developed TNT coating can further improve the surface geometry of fabricated scaffolds, and therefore it can further increase the cell adhesion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2460-2463
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering C
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2013

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Keywords

  • Laser photocuring
  • Poly(propylene fumarate)
  • Scaffolds
  • Tissue engineering
  • Titanate nanotubes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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