Laser Surface Treatment of a Polymeric Biomaterial: Wettability Characteristics and Osteoblast Cell Response Modulation

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/603634
Title:
Laser Surface Treatment of a Polymeric Biomaterial: Wettability Characteristics and Osteoblast Cell Response Modulation
Authors:
Waugh, David G.; Lawrence, Jonathan
Abstract:
Biotechnology has the potential to improve people's quality of life and holds the key to-many unmet clinical needs. In the UK alone the biotechnology market is worth £4.5 billion and estimates of future growth ranks from 10 to 15%. This growth can only be driven by the increased use of inexpensive and easy to manufacture polymeric biomaterials. Although polymer science is a rapidly developing area of research, it remains that one of the most intractable problems encountered in biotechnology is that the performance of polymeric biomaterials depends both upon the bulk and surface properties. In this book the authors describe Their work using lasers to modify the wettability characteristics of nylon 6,6 (as wetting often is the primary factor dictating the adhesion and bonding potential of materials) as a route to enhancing the area in terms of in vitro osteoblast cell response. What is more, modifying wettability characteristics in this way is shown to be a highly attractive means of estimating the biofunctionality of a polymer. The book demonstrates and explains how the generation of a biomimetic polymers and is surface using laser beams provides an in vitro platform on which to deposit and grow cells for either the development of implants or to reconstitute functional tissue. The correlative trends and generic characteristics which are identified are in the book between the laser treatment, wettability characteristics and osteoblast cell response of the nylon 6,6 provide a means to estimate the osteoblast cell response in vivo. The book shows clearly that laser surface modification of polymeric materials has tremendous potential for application within the field of regenerative medicine.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Waugh, D. G., & Lawrence, J. (2014). Laser Surface Treatment of a Polymeric Biomaterial: Wettability Characteristics and Osteoblast Cell Response Modulation. PA, USA: Old City Publishing.
Publisher:
Old City Publishing
Publication Date:
2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/603634
Additional Links:
http://shop.oldcitypublishing.com/laser-surface-treatment-of-a-polymeric-biomaterial/
Type:
Book
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Mechanical Engineering

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWaugh, David G.en
dc.contributor.authorLawrence, Jonathanen
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-24T13:52:18Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-24T13:52:18Zen
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.identifier.citationWaugh, D. G., & Lawrence, J. (2014). Laser Surface Treatment of a Polymeric Biomaterial: Wettability Characteristics and Osteoblast Cell Response Modulation. PA, USA: Old City Publishing.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/603634en
dc.description.abstractBiotechnology has the potential to improve people's quality of life and holds the key to-many unmet clinical needs. In the UK alone the biotechnology market is worth £4.5 billion and estimates of future growth ranks from 10 to 15%. This growth can only be driven by the increased use of inexpensive and easy to manufacture polymeric biomaterials. Although polymer science is a rapidly developing area of research, it remains that one of the most intractable problems encountered in biotechnology is that the performance of polymeric biomaterials depends both upon the bulk and surface properties. In this book the authors describe Their work using lasers to modify the wettability characteristics of nylon 6,6 (as wetting often is the primary factor dictating the adhesion and bonding potential of materials) as a route to enhancing the area in terms of in vitro osteoblast cell response. What is more, modifying wettability characteristics in this way is shown to be a highly attractive means of estimating the biofunctionality of a polymer. The book demonstrates and explains how the generation of a biomimetic polymers and is surface using laser beams provides an in vitro platform on which to deposit and grow cells for either the development of implants or to reconstitute functional tissue. The correlative trends and generic characteristics which are identified are in the book between the laser treatment, wettability characteristics and osteoblast cell response of the nylon 6,6 provide a means to estimate the osteoblast cell response in vivo. The book shows clearly that laser surface modification of polymeric materials has tremendous potential for application within the field of regenerative medicine.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOld City Publishingen
dc.relation.urlhttp://shop.oldcitypublishing.com/laser-surface-treatment-of-a-polymeric-biomaterial/en
dc.subjectlaser surface treatmenten
dc.subjectsurface engineeringen
dc.subjectwettability characteristicsen
dc.subjectosteoblast cellsen
dc.subjectadhesionen
dc.subjectcontact angleen
dc.titleLaser Surface Treatment of a Polymeric Biomaterial: Wettability Characteristics and Osteoblast Cell Response Modulationen
dc.typeBooken
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
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