Silicate-substituted hydroxyapatite

Iain R Gibson (Inventor), Janet Skakle (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

An inorganic silicate-substituted calcium phosphate hydroxyapatite, useful as a biomaterial, has a Ca/P molar ratio in the range 2.05 to 2.55 and a Ca/(P+Si) molar ratio less than 1.66. The hydroxyapatite can be substantially free of carbonate ions. The material has relatively high solubility and is able to release silicon into solution.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberUS8545895
IPCC01B 25/32
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2013

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