Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine

, Volume 19, Issue 12, pp 3575–3583

Injectable iron-modified apatitic bone cement intended for kyphoplasty: cytocompatibility study

Authors

  • M. D. Vlad
    • Division of Biomaterials & Bioengineering, Interdepartment Research Group for the Applied Scientific Collaboration (IRGASC)Technical University of Catalonia (UPC)
    • Faculty of Medical BioengineeringUniversity of Medicine and Pharmacy “Gr. T. Popa”
  • L. J. del Valle
    • Department of Agri-Food Engineering and Biotechnology (DEAB), ESABUPC
  • I. Poeata
    • Faculty of Medical BioengineeringUniversity of Medicine and Pharmacy “Gr. T. Popa”
  • M. Barracó
    • Division of Biomaterials & Bioengineering, Interdepartment Research Group for the Applied Scientific Collaboration (IRGASC)Technical University of Catalonia (UPC)
  • J. López
    • Division of Biomaterials & Bioengineering, Interdepartment Research Group for the Applied Scientific Collaboration (IRGASC)Technical University of Catalonia (UPC)
  • R. Torres
    • Division of Biomaterials & Bioengineering, Interdepartment Research Group for the Applied Scientific Collaboration (IRGASC)Technical University of Catalonia (UPC)
    • Division of Biomaterials & Bioengineering, Interdepartment Research Group for the Applied Scientific Collaboration (IRGASC)Technical University of Catalonia (UPC)
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10856-008-3513-3

Cite this article as:
Vlad, M.D., del Valle, L.J., Poeata, I. et al. J Mater Sci: Mater Med (2008) 19: 3575. doi:10.1007/s10856-008-3513-3

Abstract

In this study, the cytocompatibility of human ephitelial (HEp-2) cells cultured on new injectable iron-modified calcium phosphate cements (IM-CPCs) has been investigated in terms of cell adhesion, cell proliferation, and morphology. Quantitative MTT-assay and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) showed that cell adhesion and viability were not affected with culturing time by iron concentration in a dose-dependent manner. SEM-cell morphology showed that HEp-2 cells, seeded on IM-CPCs, were able to adhere, spread, and attain normal morphology. These results showed that the new injectable IM-CPCs have cytocompatible features of interest to the intended kyphophasty application, for the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures.

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