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The effect of Si-doping on the release of antibiotic from hydroxyapatite coatings
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Nanotechnology and Functional Materials.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Applied Materials Sciences.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Applied Materials Sciences.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Applied Materials Sciences.
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2013 (English)In: Journal of Biomaterials and Nanobiotechnology, ISSN 2158-7027, E-ISSN 2158-7043, Vol. 4, no 3, 237-241 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Herein, we show that incorporation of ions during biomimetic coating deposition may be utilized to tailor the drug loading capacity of hydroxyapatite (HA) coatings. Pure biomimetic HA (HA-B) and Si-doped equivalents (SiHA-B) where deposited by a biomimetic process onto titanium dioxide covered titanium substrates. The antibiotic Cephalothin was incorporated into the coatings by adsorptive loading and the release was studied in-vitro. SiHA-B coatings exhibited superior drug incorporation capacity compared to pure HA-B coatings, resulting in a drug release profile dominated by an initial 10 min burst effect while a more prolonged 10 hour release was observed from HA-B coatings. The results emphasize the possibility to impact the drug release kinetics from implant coatings by selective doping elements and the use of thin, biomimetic HA-coatings as drug delivery vehicles. Functionalizing metal implants with SiHA-B coatings presents an interesting strategy towards creating synergetic effects through ion- and antibiotic release and, hence, contributing both towards preventing post-surgical infections while at the same time enhancing the bone-bonding ability.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 4, no 3, 237-241 p.
Keyword [en]
Titanium Dioxide, Hydroxyapatite, Cephalothin, Drug Release, Si-Doping
National Category
Medical Materials
Research subject
Engineering Science with specialization in Nanotechnology and Functional Materials; Engineering Science with specialization in Materials Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-203447DOI: 10.4236/jbnb.2013.43029OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-203447DiVA: diva2:636563
Available from: 2013-07-10 Created: 2013-07-10 Last updated: 2014-01-30Bibliographically approved
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1. Bioactive Surgical Implant Coatings with Optional Antibacterial Function
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bioactive Surgical Implant Coatings with Optional Antibacterial Function
2013 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Device associated infections are a growing problem in the field of orthopaedics and dentistry. Bacteria adhering to implant surfaces and subsequent biofilm formation are challenging to treat with systemic administered antibiotics. Functionalization of implant surfaces with therapeutic coatings that are capable of inhibiting bacterial adhesion are therefore considered as a straight forward strategy to treat and prevent implant related infections.

In this thesis, the use of crystalline, arc deposited TiO2 and biomimetic hydroxyapatite (HA) coatings were evaluated with respect to their potential as antibacterial surface modifications for bone-anchored implants.

UV light induced photocatalysis of anatase dominated TiO2 coated surfaces was shown to provide a bactericidal effect against S. epidermidis under clinically relevant illumination times and doses.

Major parts of the drug release work carried out was based on biomimetic HA (HA-B) coated fixation pins. The analysis of the coating characteristics revealed that the nanoporous structure of HA-B coatings in addition to the chemical composition and surface charge are essential parameters that influence the drug carrier performance. Loading by adsorption was demonstrated to be a feasible approach to quickly incorporate antibiotics. The controlled release of antibiotics was shown to facilitate bactericidal effects against S. aureus over application-relevant time periods, even when exposed to biomechanical forces during insertion into bone model materials. Antibiotic incorporation during coating growth was shown to promote somewhat longer drug release time periods than those obtained using adsorption loading.

In summary, functionalization of implant surfaces with bioactive and biocompatible coatings is a promising concept to impact the clinical success for bone-anchored applications. The additional feature of optional, on-demand antibacterial properties of these coatings through either on-site drug release or photocatalytic antibacterial treatment is advantageous for the prevention and effective treatment of devices-associated infections. Both strategies provide an immediate response to the implant contamination by bacteria and are believed to contribute towards minimizing the origin of post-surgical infections, while at the same time improving the interfacial stability between implant and bone.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2013. 60 p.
Digital Comprehensive Summaries of Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Science and Technology, ISSN 1651-6214 ; 1091
Hydroxyapatite, titanium dioxide, photocatalysis, antibacterial effect, antibiotic release, biomimetic coating, co-precipitation, tobramycin
National Category
Medical Materials Materials Engineering
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-209283 (URN)978-91-554-8782-9 (ISBN)
Public defence
2013-12-05, Room Å2001, Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1, Uppsala, 13:00 (English)
Available from: 2013-11-13 Created: 2013-10-16 Last updated: 2014-01-23

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