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Journal of biomaterials applications

A two-stage cold isostatic pressing and gelling approach for fabricating a therapeutically loaded amorphous calcium polyphosphate local delivery system.


PMID 28566002

Abstract

Local delivery systems have taken on a greater clinical focus for osteomyelitis therapy owing to their ability to overcome many disadvantages of systemic delivery. This study reports for the first time the capacity to fabricate strontium- and vancomycin-doped calcium polyphosphate beads using a two-stage cold isostatic pressing and gelling approach. The fabricated beads were of uniform shape and diameter, and upon gelling exhibited reduced porosity. Of greatest significance in the subsequent in vitro study was the improvement of bead long-term structural stability upon vancomycin incorporation; a characteristic that further encourages the extended release of therapeutically relevant levels of antibiotic. Overall, this study provides support for the inclusion of a cold isostatic pressing step in the fabrication of a therapeutically loaded calcium polyphosphate bead-based local delivery system intended for osteomyelitis treatment.

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