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Composite Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering

Min Wang1
  • 1 The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Biomaterial and scaffold development underpins the advancement of tissue engineering. Traditional scaffolds based on biodegradable polymers such as poly(lactic acid) and poly(lactic acid-co-glycolic acid) are weak and non-osteoconductive. For bone tissue engineering, polymer-based composite scaffolds containing bioceramics such as hydroxyapatite can be produced and used. The bioceramics can be either incorporated in the scaffolds as a dispersed secondary phase or form a thin coating on the pore surface of polymer scaffolds. This bioceramic phase renders the scaffolds bioactive and also strengthens the scaffolds. There are a number of methods that can be used to produce bioceramic-polymer composite scaffolds. This paper gives an overview of our efforts in developing composite scaffolds for bone tissue engineering.

American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Volume 2 No. 2, 2006, 80-84


Submitted On: 25 April 2006 Published On: 30 June 2006

How to Cite: Wang, M. (2006). Composite Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering. American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 2(2), 80-84.

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  • bioceramics
  • composite
  • scaffolds
  • bone tissue engineering