BIOCERAMICS ARE USED IN MEDICAL SYSTEMS (BIOREACTORS, SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND MEDICAL TOOLS), IN THE FIELD OF RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY (PROSTHESES, BONE SUBSTITUTES, EYE IMPLANTS), AND IN DENTISTRY (DENTAL IMPLANTS, BRIDGES, BRACKETS).
Bioceramics are destined for insertion in a living organism.
Alumina is most commonly used in orthopaedics and aluminosilicates are mainly used in dental prostheses.
Zirconia has also been proposed for osteo-articular prosthesis heads. Calcium phosphates are the closest synthetic materials to the mineral phase of bone. They are bioactive and promote growth of bone in contact with them (osteoconduction).
Their composition is varied to control their degradation rate in the body: the most calcium-rich phase (HAP) is bioinert while β-TCP, richer in phosphate, is bioresorbable. These materials are widely used in orthopaedic surgery and maxillofacial surgery.
The CTTC accompanies you in your product development and meets your needs for manufacturing or bioceramics analysis:
- New product development;
- French standard measures (NF ISO).