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Silicon and strontium co-doped calcium phosphate scaffolds obtained by 3D printing

Grant number: 15/01672-8
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate (Direct)
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2015
Effective date (End): November 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Materials and Metallurgical Engineering - Nonmetallic Materials
Principal researcher:Mariana Motisuke
Grantee:Caroline de Oliveira Renó
Supervisor abroad: Maria-Pau Ginebra
Home Institution: Instituto de Ciência e Tecnologia (ICT). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus São José dos Campos. São José dos Campos , SP, Brazil
Research place: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain  
Associated to the scholarship:13/26248-9 - Strotium and silicon co-doped calcium phosphate cement: injectability evaluation and mechanical properties optimization, BP.DD


The higher life expectancy and increased sedentary lifestyle increased the incidence of bone diseases and the number of patients requiring biomedical implants. In this context, calcium phosphates (CaP) play an important role since they are biocompatible, resorbable and bioactive. These materials have been used as dense blocks, granules and scaffolds. The last one had porous structures that allow cells to develop throughout the pores. 3D printing, a technique that permits the production of customized pieces with controlled porosity, could process these materials. The aim of this proposal is to fabricate Si,Sr co-doped calcium phosphate scaffolds using the BCN3D+ Reprapbcn, a machine that prints 3D parts by injecting pastes ("inks"). (AU)

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