Porous membranes of the polycaprolactone (PCL) containing calcium silicate fibers for guided bone regeneration

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2017
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Siqueira, Idalia A. W. B. [UNIFESP]
de Moura, Nayara Koba [UNIFESP]
de Barros Machado, Joao Paulo
Backes, Eduardo Henrique
Passador, Fabio Roberto [UNIFESP]
Triches, Eliandra de Sousa [UNIFESP]
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Porous membranes of polycaprolactone containing calcium silicate fibers for guided bone regeneration were prepared by a controlled humidity method. The results indicated the development of the novel membrane microstructure with porosity and surface roughness increased. The pore size varied between 4.76-14.28 mu m and the roughness increase 72.8% compared with control. These characteristics can provide a better interaction with the biological medium combined to the osteoconduction properties of the calcium silicate fibers and biocompatibility of the PCL. Therefore, the porous PCL/CaSiO3 membranes are promising biomaterial for guided bone regeneration. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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Materials Letters. Amsterdam, v. 206, p. 210-213, 2017.
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