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Ceramics in bio-applications

Edited by: Dr Hui-suk Yun

Ceramics used for the repair and reconstruction of diseased or damaged parts of the body are termed bioceramics. According to the type of bioceramics used and their interaction with the host tissue, they can be categorized as bioinert (alumina, zirconia), bioactive (hydroxyapatite, bioactive glasses), and resorbable (tricalcium phosphate). They are commonly used in orthopaedic surgery and dentistry but they are potentially suitable for a wide range of important applications within the biomedical device industry. This special issue titled ‘ceramics in bio-applications’, which is published in Biomaterials Research, covers fabrication, modification, biocompatibility and physical property of current bioceramics. 

  1. Research article

    Effects of Collagen Grafting on Cell Behaviors in BCP Scaffold with Interconnected Pore Structure

    This study was to investigate the effect of collagen grafted porous biphasic calcium phosphate (BCP) on cell attachment, proliferation, and differentiation. Porous BCP scaffolds with interconnected micropore s...

    Dong-Jun Yang, Jae-Hui Jeon, Sun-Young Lee, Hyun-Wook An, Keun Oh Park, Kwang-Bum Park and Sukyoung Kim

    Biomaterials Research 2016 20:3

    Published on: 15 January 2016

  2. Research article

    Effect of topographical control by a micro-molding process on the activity of human Mesenchymal Stem Cells on alumina ceramics

    Numerous studies have reported that microgrooves on metal and polymer materials can affect cell adhesion, proliferation, differentiation and guidance. However, our knowledge of the cell activity associated wit...

    Soo-Yean Kim, Jong-Ho Kang, Won-Seon Seo, Suk-Won Lee, Nam-Sik Oh, Hyung-Koun Cho and Myung-Hyun Lee

    Biomaterials Research 2015 19:23

    Published on: 4 November 2015