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Morphological, thermal and bioactivity evaluation of electrospun PCL/beta-TCP fibers for tissue regeneration

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de Siqueira, Lilian [1] ; Passador, Fabio Roberto [2] ; Lobo, Anderson Oliveira [3] ; Triches, Eliandra de Sousa [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Fed Sao Paulo UNIFESP, Lab Bioceram BIOCERAM, ICT, Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Paulo UNIFESP, Lab Tecnol Polimeros & Biopolimeros TecPBio, ICT, Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Piaui UFPI, Lab Interdisciplinar Mat Avancados LIMAV, Dept Engn Mat, Teresina, PI - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: POLIMEROS-CIENCIA E TECNOLOGIA; v. 29, n. 1 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Electrospinning is a simple and low-cost way to fabricate fibers. Among the various polymers used in electrospinning, polycaprolactone (PCL) stands out due to its excellent biodegradability and biocompatibility. However, PCL has some limitations such as low bioactivity, hydrophobic surface, and long in vivo degradation. Calcium phosphate ceramics have been recognized as an attractive biomaterial. They are bioactive and osteoinductive, and some are even quite biodegradable. Different contents of particles of beta-tricalcium phosphate (beta-TCP) were incorporated in polymer matrix to form fibers of PCL/beta-TCP composites by electrospinning for possible application in tissue regeneration. The presence of beta-TCP particles promoted some changes in the thermal properties of the fibers. The immersion of PCL/beta-TCP 8 wt-% fibers in simulated body fluid (SBF) caused the formation of a denser and homogeneous apatite layer on its surface. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/17877-7 - Development of new polymeric scaffolds by electrospinning technique with incorporation of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes and nanohidroxyapatite for bone tissue regeneration
Grantee:Anderson de Oliveira Lobo
Support type: Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants
FAPESP's process: 10/00863-0 - Processing and characterization of B-TCP/Al2O3 nanostructured scaffolds for biomedical applications
Grantee:Eliandra de Sousa Trichês
Support type: Regular Research Grants