Utilization of Translucent Hydroxyapatite Nano-Ceramics as a Bio-Window Material
2016 (English)In: Nano Advances, Vol. 1, 45-49 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Bioceramic materials are importantlyused in the field ofhard tissue engineering. The direct detection of cell response is almost impossible for mostof bioceramics due to theiropaqueness. Thus,the live tracking of cell behavior cannot be performedon these ceramics. In this study, we proposea strategy thatdirect observation of cell growth through hydroxyapatite (HA)ceramics can be realized by employing a translucent hydroxyapatite (tHA) nano-ceramic. We obtained MC3T3 preosteoblast cells and cultured them in the presence of tHA for up to 7 days. The results show that MC3T3cells were able to be seen through the tHA. In addition, live fluorescent staining confirmed that the MC3T3 cells were viable throughout the culture time period. The findings reveal the as-fabricated tHA nano-ceramics can bepotentialas a bio-window material for cell adhesion and proliferation.
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2016. Vol. 1, 45-49 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-277119OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-277119DiVA: diva2:903907