Research Paper Summary by Dr Karan Gulati on drug-delivery and electrical stimulation therapy

Conversion of titania (TiO2) into conductive titanium (Ti) nanotube arrays for combined drug-delivery and electrical stimulation therapy

Electrical stimulation therapy (EST) involves placing electrodes at the site of fracture and applying small voltage to enable quicker bone healing, however, this technique faces limitations of bacterial infection/inflammation. A simple solution could be delivering drugs locally at the site of trauma while enabling EST, from the surface of tiny and minimally invasive drug eluting bone implant. Hereby we demonstrate the ability of nano-engineered Ti bone implants in the form of tiny wires with Ti nanotubes preloaded with drug, for combined EST and drug releasing abilities.

Authors: Gulati, K., Maher, S., Chandrasekaran, S., Findlay, D.M., Losic, D.

Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 4 (3), pp. 371-375 (2016)




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