Publication Type : Journal Article
Thematic Areas : Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine
Publisher : Carbohydrate Polymers
Source : Carbohydrate Polymers, Volume 80, Number 3, p.687-694 (2010)
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Keywords : Apatite, Biodegradable polymers, Biological response, biomineralization, Blending, Cell attachments, chitin, chitosan, Chitosan composites, Composite scaffold, Composite scaffolds, degradation, Degradation rate, Hydroxyapatite, Hydroxyapatite composite, Nano-hydroxyapatite, Nano-phase, Polymer blends, Scaffolds, scanning electron microscopy, SEM, Swelling ratio, TEM, tissue engineering, X ray diffraction, XRD, XRD studies
Campus : Kochi
School : Center for Nanosciences
Center : Amrita Center for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine Move, Nanosciences
Department : Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine
Year : 2010
Abstract : Chitosan is a novel biocompatible, biodegradable polymer for potential use in tissue engineering. In this work, chitosan-gelatin/nanophase hydroxyapatite composite scaffolds were prepared by blending chitosan and gelatin with nanophase hydroxyapatite (nHA). The prepared nHA was characterized using TEM, XRD and FT-IR. The prepared composite scaffolds were characterized using SEM, FT-IR and XRD studies. The composite scaffolds were highly porous with a pore size of 150-300 μm. In addition, density, swelling ratio, degradation, biomineralization, cytotoxicity and cell attachment of the composite scaffolds were studied. The scaffolds showed good swelling character, which could be modulated by varying ratio of chitosan and gelatin. Composite scaffolds in the presence of nHA showed a decreased degradation rate and increased mineralization in SBF. The biological response of MG-63 cells on nanocomposite scaffolds was superior in terms of improved cell attachment, higher proliferation, and spreading compared to chitosan-gelatin (CG) scaffold.
Cite this Research Publication : M. Peter, Ganesh, N., Selvamurugan, N., Nair, S. V., Furuike, T., Tamura, H., and Dr. Jayakumar Rangasamy, “Preparation and characterization of chitosan-gelatin/nanohydroxyapatite composite scaffolds for tissue engineering applications”, Carbohydrate Polymers, vol. 80, pp. 687-694, 2010.