New technique to control the pH in the vicinity of biodegradable implants

C. M. Agrawal, M. Fan, C. Zhu, K. A. Athanasiou

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Abstract

The reduction of pH around implants due to the degradation products of copolymers adversely affect the biocompatibility of these implants. In vitro studies showed that three basic salts: calcium carbonate (CC), sodium bicarbonate (SBC), and calcium hydroxyapatite, can successfully control the decrease in pH.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTransactions of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Biomaterials in conjunction with the International Biomaterials Symposium
Editors Anon
Place of PublicationSt. Louis Park, MN, United States
PublisherSoc for Biomaterials
Pages269
Number of pages1
Volume1
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 5th World Biomaterials Congress. Part 2 (of 2) - Toronto, Can
Duration: May 29 1996Jun 2 1996

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1996 5th World Biomaterials Congress. Part 2 (of 2)
CityToronto, Can
Period5/29/966/2/96

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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    Agrawal, C. M., Fan, M., Zhu, C., & Athanasiou, K. A. (1996). New technique to control the pH in the vicinity of biodegradable implants. In Anon (Ed.), Transactions of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Biomaterials in conjunction with the International Biomaterials Symposium (Vol. 1, pp. 269). Soc for Biomaterials.