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)
Number of pages1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 5th World Biomaterials Congress. Part 2 (of 2) - Toronto, Can
Duration: May 29 1996Jun 2 1996

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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. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1996 5th World Biomaterials Congress. Part 2 (of 2), Toronto, Can, .