Electrophoretic deposition of soft coatings for orthopaedic applications

Sigrid Seuss, Alejandra Chavez, Tomohiko Yoshioka, Jannik Stein, Aldo R. Boccaccini

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Abstract

Electrophoretic deposition is gaining increasing interest in the field of coatings for biomedical implants. Especially soft coatings, which functionalize the surface of metallic substrates, are in the focus of current research activities. A previous comprehensive review has shown the large variety of biopolymers and bioceramics that can be conveniently deposited and codeposited by electrophoretic deposition. This short review summarizes the latest research activities in this field and discusses, as an example, the application of EPD to obtain composite coatings in the system TiO2 nanoparticles/ polylactic acid. This system combines the good biocompatibility of TiO 2 with the film forming properties of the biodegradable polymer. It was shown that the material combination enhances the flexibility and the adhesion of the coatings to the substrate, leading to soft coatings that should enable better connection between the rigid implant and the surrounding bone tissue.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCeramic Transactions
Pages145-152
Number of pages8
Volume237
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventNext Generation Biomaterials and Surface Properties of Biomaterials Symposia - Materials Science and Technology 2011 Conference and Exhibition, MS and T 2011 - Columbus, OH, United States
Duration: Oct 16 2011Oct 20 2011

Publication series

NameCeramic Transactions
Volume237
ISSN (Print)10421122

Other

OtherNext Generation Biomaterials and Surface Properties of Biomaterials Symposia - Materials Science and Technology 2011 Conference and Exhibition, MS and T 2011
CountryUnited States
CityColumbus, OH
Period10/16/1110/20/11

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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Seuss, S., Chavez, A., Yoshioka, T., Stein, J., & Boccaccini, A. R. (2012). Electrophoretic deposition of soft coatings for orthopaedic applications. In Ceramic Transactions (Vol. 237, pp. 145-152). (Ceramic Transactions; Vol. 237).