Development and evaluation of the properties of functional ceramic microspheres for biomedical applications

Masakazu Kawashita

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Abstract

Radioactive or magnetic ceramic microspheres 2030 m in diameter are useful for intra-arterial radiotherapy or hyperthermia. Antibacterial ceramic microspheres can provide antibacterial activity for biomedical polymers such as dental resin. Bioactive ceramic microspheres with drug load/release properties are useful, moreover, as inorganic fillers for bone cement and can also be used in chemoembolization therapy. The author introduces some successes and challenges associated with the development of functional ceramic microspheres for biomedical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Volume126
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan

Keywords

  • Antibacterial activity
  • Ceramic microspheres
  • Hyperthermia
  • Intra-arterial therapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry

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