Biocomposites and Bioceramics in Tissue Engineering: Beyond the next decade

last updated: 2024-03-04
TitleBiocomposites and Bioceramics in Tissue Engineering: Beyond the next decade
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2022
AuthorsPina S., Kown I. K., Reis R. L., and Oliveira J. M.
EditorsChoi A. H., and Besim B. - N.
Abstract Text

Current strategies in the tissue engineering field are bringing functional biomaterials with required structural, mechanical, and biological performance able to endorse the repair and regeneration of injured or diseased tissues. Biocomposites formed by biodegradable polymers matrix and bioceramics have proved their effectiveness in clinics, namely in orthopaedics and dental medicine. They are being used as suture anchors and interference screws, while bioceramics are indicated as cements, blocks, granules, or as coatings for metal implants. The biocompatibility and osteoconductivity of the bioceramics together with the high mechanical properties provided by the polymers make them ideal candidates towards the designing of advanced scaffolds and implants. A comprehensive overview of recent research on bioceramics and related biocomposites for several TE purposes are herein presented. Bioceramics and biocomposites comprising bioinert, bioactive and bioresorbable ceramics, and natural and synthetic biodegradable polymers for scaffolds processing, and respective properties are demonstrated. Interest is given to advanced manufacturing as an emergent technology for complex personalized structures fabrication. Commercial bioceramics and biocomposites available for biomedical use are also summarized.

Book TitleInnovative and Intelligent Bioceramics in Translational Medicine I – Fundamental Research
PublisherSpringer Verlag, Singapore
ISBN 9789811674389
KeywordsAlumina and zirconia, Bioceramics, biocompatibility, biocomposites, biofabrication, Bioglasses and glass-ceramics, bone regeneration, Calcium phosphates, Natural-derived bioceramics, osteogenesis, Scaffolds., Tissue engineering, vascularization
Peer reviewedno

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