Picture of a black hole

Strathclyde Open Access research that creates ripples...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde's Open Access research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of research papers by University of Strathclyde researchers, including by Strathclyde physicists involved in observing gravitational waves and black hole mergers as part of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) - but also other internationally significant research from the Department of Physics. Discover why Strathclyde's physics research is making ripples...

Strathprints also exposes world leading research from the Faculties of Science, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, and from the Strathclyde Business School.

Discover more...

Growth and viability of osteoblasts on hydroxyapatite and tri-calcium phosphate ceramics: the effect of collagen coating

Ball, A.J. and Rodgers, E.H. and Goldie, E.I. and Connel, G. and Savage, R. and Hamblin, J. and Grant, M.H. (2002) Growth and viability of osteoblasts on hydroxyapatite and tri-calcium phosphate ceramics: the effect of collagen coating. European Cells and Materials, 4 (2). p. 57. ISSN 1473-2262

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

Abstract

Summary of paper describing how Hydroxyapatite (HA) and tricalcium phosphate (TCP) ceramics form the basis for bioartificial bone replacement materials. They lack mechanical strength and cannot at present be considered as replacements for loadbearing areas. We have investigated the characteristics of two ceramic materials, HA and a 60:40 composite of HA:TCP, which are being developed for facial bone reconstruction. The growth and viability of an immortalized cell line, FFC, derived from neonatal rat calvaria, was investigated when cultured on the materials for 7 days.