Drug loading of nanoporous TiO2 films

Arturo A. Ayon, Michael Cantu, Kalpana Chava, C. Mauli Agrawal, Marc D. Feldman, Dave Johnson, Devang Patel, Denes Marton, Emily Shi

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The loading of therapeutic amounts of drug on a nanoporous TiO2 surface is described. This novel drug-loading scheme on a biocompatible surface, when employed on medical implants, will benefit patients who require the deployment of drug-eluting implants. Anticoagulants, analgesics and antibiotics can be considered on the associated implants for drug delivery during the time of maximal pain or risk for patients undergoing orthopedic procedures. Therefore, this scheme will maximize the chances of patient recovery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberL01
Pages (from-to)L11-L15
JournalBiomedical Materials
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering


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