JOM

, 56:38

Nanostructured ceramics in medical devices: Applications and prospects

Authors

  • Roger J. Narayan
    • the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Prashant N. Kumta
    • the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Charles Sfeir
    • the Department of Oral Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh
    • the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Dong-Hyun Lee
    • the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Daiwon Choi
    • the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Dana Olton
    • the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University
Overview Nanomaterials And Surfaces

DOI: 10.1007/s11837-004-0289-x

Cite this article as:
Narayan, R.J., Kumta, P.N., Sfeir, C. et al. JOM (2004) 56: 38. doi:10.1007/s11837-004-0289-x

Abstract

Nanostructured materials may possess unique capabilities for specific interactions with cells, proteins, and DNA. This article reviews several classes of nanostructured ceramics with unique biological functionalities that are being considered for use in medical devices. The properties of calcium phosphate nanoparticles (Nano-CaPs™) and diamond-like carbon-metal nanocomposite films are described in detail.

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