Biocompatible nanofiber scaffolds on metal for controlled release and cell colonization

by Dong, Wenjun; Zhang, Tierui Z.; Mcdonald, Michelle; Padilla, Carmen; Epstein, Joshua; Tian, Z. Ryan

This paper reports for the first time a preparation of biocompatible titanate nanofiber scaffolds on the surface of titanium foil/mesh via a one-step hydrothermal reaction. The length and diameter of the nanofibers can be controlled by varying the fabrication parameters, such as reaction temperature, precursor concentration, and reaction time. The nanofibers can self-organize into macroporous (mostly 0.5-10 mu m in diameter) scaffolds potentially useful for developing new bioscaffolds, photocatalysts, sensors, and drug delivery vehicles. Published by Elsevier Inc.

Journal
Nanomedicine-Nanotechnology Biology and Medicine
Volume
2
Issue
4
Year
2006
Start Page
248
ISBN/ISSN
1549-9642; 1549-9634
DOI
10.1016/j.nano.2006.10.005