Chondrocyte morphology on polymer-silica nanocomposites prepared by sol-gel technique

E. Costa Martínez, J. C. Rodríguez Hernández, J. L. Gómez Ribelles, M. Monleón Pradas, M. Salmerón Sánchez

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Abstract

Polymer-silica nanocompostites based on poly(2-hydroxyethyl acrylate), PHEA, were prepared with different amounts of silica ranging from 5 to 30 wt.%. Chondrocyte adhesion and morphology was investigated as a function of the amount of silica in the system. Peculiar cell behaviour was shown to occur as the fraction of silica in the system increases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCM-17 - 17th International Conference on Composite Materials
PublisherInternational Committee on Composite Materials
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Ceramics and Composites

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    Costa Martínez, E., Rodríguez Hernández, J. C., Gómez Ribelles, J. L., Monleón Pradas, M., & Salmerón Sánchez, M. (2009). Chondrocyte morphology on polymer-silica nanocomposites prepared by sol-gel technique. In ICCM-17 - 17th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials). International Committee on Composite Materials.