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Polymer assisted hydroxyapatite microspheres suitable for biomedical application

Sinha, A and Mishra, T and Ravishankar, N (2008) Polymer assisted hydroxyapatite microspheres suitable for biomedical application. In: Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 19 (5). pp. 2009-2013.

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Hollow Microspheres of hydroxyapatite-polymer composite can be used as carriers in drug delivery and fillers in tissue engineering. Based on the concept of soft chemistry, a battery of technique is available in the literature to synthesize hollow microspheres, however, an economically viable synthesis route, having good control over the microarchitect and easy to be scaled up, is yet to be developed. Polymer matrix mediated synthesis of inorganic nanoparticles is known to synthesize nanoparticles with controlled morphology and dimensions. It is termed as biomimetic synthesis. Integrating the biomimetic synthesis of nano-particles and spray drying techniques, a novel process of producing hydroxyapatite-polymer composite hollow microspheres is briefly discussed here.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine
Publisher: Springer
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2010 10:09
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:58
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/26676

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