Processing, morphology, and biocompatibility of hydroxyapatite and carbon foam reinforced bioresorbable polymer Conference Paper uri icon


  • PDLGA is reinforced with hydroxyapatite and carbon foam for potential use in orthopedic reinforcement devices. Solution mixing and melt casting are described and morphology of the material systems is characterized, where the dispersion of hydroxyapatite in PDLGA and quality of infiltration of carbon foam is investigated. Additionally, cell studies are undertaken to ensure biocompatibility.

published proceedings

  • American Society for Composites - 22nd Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2007 - Composites: Enabling a New Era in Civil Aviation

author list (cited authors)

  • Rodriguez, D. E., Ochoa, O. O., Hahn, M., & Sue, H. J.

complete list of authors

  • Rodriguez, DE||Ochoa, OO||Hahn, M||Sue, HJ

publication date

  • December 2007