Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Int J Biol Macromol, Volume 93, Issue Pt B, p.1390-1401 (2016)

URL:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27316767

Abstract:

Bone is a natural composite material consisting of an organic phase (collagen) and a mineral phase (calcium phosphate, especially hydroxyapatite). The strength of bone is attributed to the apatite, while the collagen fibrils are responsible for the toughness and visco-elasticity. The challenge in bone tissue engineering is to develop such biomimetic composite scaffolds, having a balance between biological and biomechanical properties. This review summarizes the current state of the field by outlining composite scaffolds made of gelatin/collagen in combination with bioactive ceramics for bone tissue engineering application.

Cite this Research Publication

S. Kuttappan, Mathew, D., and Dr. Manitha B. Nair, “Biomimetic composite scaffolds containing bioceramics and collagen/gelatin for bone tissue engineering - A mini review.”, Int J Biol Macromol, vol. 93, no. Pt B, pp. 1390-1401, 2016.

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