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Antibacterial forsterite (Mg2SiO4) scaffold: A promising bioceramic for load bearing applications
Rajan Choudhary, Ankita Chatterjee, Senthil Kumar Venkatraman, Sivasankar Koppala, ,
Published in Elsevier BV
Volume: 3
Issue: 3
Pages: 218 - 224
In the current work, forsterite samples with different surface area were investigated for its antibacterial activity. Dissolution studies show that the lower degradation of forsterite compared to other silicate bioceramics, which is a desirable property for repairing bone defects. Forsterite scaffold shows superior compressive strength than the cortical bone after immersion in simulated body fluid. Bactericidal tests indicate that the forsterite had inhibition effect on the growth of clinical bacterial isolates. Forsterite may be a suitable candidate material for load bearing applications with enhanced mechanical properties and lower degradation rate. © 2018 The Authors
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