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Łukasz John

University of Wrocław (PL)


Recent publications
1.  Woźniak M., Chlanda A., Oberbek P., Heljak M., Czarnecka K., Janeta M., John Ł., Binary bioactive glass composite scaffolds for bone tissue engineering — structure and mechanical properties in micro and nano scale. A preliminary study, Micron, ISSN: 0968-4328, DOI: 10.1016/j.micron.2018.12.006, Vol.119, pp.64-71, 2019

Abstract:
Composite scaffolds of bioactive glass (SiO2-CaO) and bioresorbable polyesters: poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) and polycaprolactone (PCL) were produced by polymer coating of porous foams. Their structure and mechanical properties were investigated in micro and nanoscale, by the means of scanning electron microscopy, PeakForce Quantitative Nanomechanical Property Mapping (PF-QNM) atomic force microscopy, micro-computed tomography and contact angle measurements. This is one of the first studies in which the nanomechanical properties (elastic modulus, adhesion) were measured and mapped simultaneously with topography imaging (PF-QNM AFM) for bioactive glass and bioactive glass – polymer coated scaffolds. Our findings show that polymer coated scaffolds had higher average roughness and lower stiffness in comparison to pure bioactive glass scaffolds. Such coating-dependent scaffold properties may promote different cells-scaffold interaction.

Keywords:
bone tissue engineering, composite scaffold, bioactive glass, mmechanical properties

Affiliations:
Woźniak M. - Warsaw University of Technology (PL)
Chlanda A. - Warsaw University of Technology (PL)
Oberbek P. - Warsaw University of Technology (PL)
Heljak M. - Warsaw University of Technology (PL)
Czarnecka K. - IPPT PAN
Janeta M. - University of Wrocław (PL)
John Ł. - University of Wrocław (PL)

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