Analysis of osteoblast mineral deposits on three-dimensional, porous, polylactic acid scaffolds

P. S. Supronowicz, J. L. Ricci, H. Bakhru, R. Bizios

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Abstract

The early stages (2 to 4 weeks) of mineral deposition by osteoblasts cultured on porous polylactic acid (PLA) scaffolds are studied. Osteoblast morphology, the structure of the extracellular matrix, and the chemical composition of the mineral deposits are examined by scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy and linear particle accelerator techniques. The study shows the feasibility of using PLA as a scaffold on which cultured osteoblasts can grow and mineralize.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 5th World Biomaterials Congress. Part 2 (of 2) - Toronto, Can
Duration: May 29 1996Jun 2 1996

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OtherProceedings of the 1996 5th World Biomaterials Congress. Part 2 (of 2)
CityToronto, Can
Period5/29/966/2/96

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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    Supronowicz, P. S., Ricci, J. L., Bakhru, H., & Bizios, R. (1996). Analysis of osteoblast mineral deposits on three-dimensional, porous, polylactic acid scaffolds. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1996 5th World Biomaterials Congress. Part 2 (of 2), Toronto, Can, .