Fabrication of porous calcium phosphate cements usinggelatin as porogen

Jong Hoon Lee, Hyoun Ee Kim, Young Hag Koh

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Porous calcium phosphate cements (CPCs) were fabricated using gelatin granules as the porogen. As the amount of gelatin was increased from 0 to 43 vol%, the porosity notably increased from 3 to 47 vol%, while the compressive strength decreased from 23 to 14 MPa; however, these values are still expected to be reasonably high for applications in bone tissue engineering. In addition, osteoblastic cells grew favorably on the surfaces of the CPCs prepared using gelatin of 11 and 43 vol%, which contained well interconnected pores with a size of several hundreds of microns, indicating excellent biocompatibility of the porous CPC samples produced in this study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-36
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Issue number1373
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan


  • Biomedical applications
  • Bone cements
  • Calcium phosphate
  • Mechanical properties
  • Porosity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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