Ti-6Al-7Nb samples treated by innovative multi-step chemical and thermal processes were characterized in order to evaluate their surface properties and cell interaction. The main object was to asses if the treatments were effective in order to obtain a surface presenting at the same time bone-like apatite induction ability, low metal ion release, good cell response and high protein binding. The morphology, crystallographic structure, porosity and wettability of the treated materials were investigated, as well as their interaction with simulated body fluid during soaking for different times. Cytotoxicity, protein adsorption tests and in vitro fibroblast and osteoblast-like cell cultures were also performed.
Surface properties and cell response of low metal ion release ti-6al-7nb alloy after multi-step chemical and thermal treatments / SPRIANO S.; BOSETTI MICHELA; BRONZONI MARCO; VERNE' ENRICA; MAINA GIOVANNI; BERGO VALERIO; CANNAS MARIO. - In: BIOMATERIALS. - ISSN 0142-9612. - 26(2005), pp. 1219-1229.
|Titolo:||Surface properties and cell response of low metal ion release ti-6al-7nb alloy after multi-step chemical and thermal treatments|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biomaterials.2004.04.026|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|