Efect Of Sterylization And Long-Term Exposure To Artificial Urine On Corrosion Behaviour Of Metallic BiomaterialsWith Poly(Glikolide-Co-Kaprolactone) Coatings

  • Wojciech KajzerEmail author
  • Joanna Jaworska
  • Katarzyna Jelonek
  • Janusz Szewczenko
  • Katarzyna Nowińska
  • Anita Kajzer
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 623)


Novel implants based on metallic alloys (stainless steel 316 LVM, Ti6Al4V ELI and Ti6Al7Nb alloys) prepared by self-developed method of surface modification are presented in this study. Implants were coated with biodegradable and bioresorbable layer of poly(glycolide-co-caprolactone). Next, half of the perpetrated specimens was subjected to radiation sterilization. After that, samples were divided in to two groups: I - initial state (samples with sterilized “S” and nonsterilized polymer “NS”; II - samples with sterilized “S90” and non-sterilized polymer coating “NS90” after 90 days of exposure to artificial urine. As a result of the conducted research, it was found that after long-term exposure the polymer degradation was even and inconsiderable. However, reduction of adhesion and finally, retraction of the coatings on the titanium alloys has been observed. Moreover, the influence of sterilization process on the kinetics of metallic ion release to corrosion environment for all metallic biomaterials has been observed.


artificial urine corrosion resistance metallic biomaterial polymer coatings poly(glycolide-co-caprolactone) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wojciech Kajzer
    • 1
    Email author
  • Joanna Jaworska
    • 3
  • Katarzyna Jelonek
    • 3
  • Janusz Szewczenko
    • 1
  • Katarzyna Nowińska
    • 2
  • Anita Kajzer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biomaterials and Medical Devices Engineering, Faculty of Biomedical EngineeringSilesian University of TechnologyZabrzePoland
  2. 2.Institute of Applied Geology, Faculty of Mining and GeologySilesian University of TechnologyGliwicePoland
  3. 3.Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials of the Polish Academy of Sciences ZabrzeZabrzePoland

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