Biological testing of hydroxyapatite granules synthesized from red algae for potential use as a bone tissue engineering scaffold

Mervyn McCaigue*, Pamela Walsh, Fraser Buchanan, Gavin Walker, Glenn Dickson

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Abstract

3-D HA scaffolds were successfully produced from red algae and proved to be biocompatable and non-cytotoxic in vitro, supporting cell establishment, interaction, proliferation, and growth, as demonstrated by SEM. This material shows promising early potential as a 3-D construct for bone tissue engineering. Corallina Officinalis is readily replenished and suitable for cultivation, reducing the environmental impact of harvesting coral beds for other calcium phosphate based scaffolds already in use by orthopaedic surgeons.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th World Biomaterials Congress 2008
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2008
Event8th World Biomaterials Congress 2008, WBC 2008 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 28 May 200801 Jun 2008

Publication series

Name8th World Biomaterials Congress 2008
Volume3

Conference

Conference8th World Biomaterials Congress 2008, WBC 2008
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period28/05/200801/06/2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomaterials

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    McCaigue, M., Walsh, P., Buchanan, F., Walker, G., & Dickson, G. (2008). Biological testing of hydroxyapatite granules synthesized from red algae for potential use as a bone tissue engineering scaffold. In 8th World Biomaterials Congress 2008 (8th World Biomaterials Congress 2008; Vol. 3).