A bicalcium phosphate (BCP) bioceramic comprising α-tricalcium phosphate (α-TCP) and hydroxyapatite (HA) was prepared by a two-step sintering. The microstructure of the BCP bioceramic was investigated using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and X-ray diffraction. The in vitro osteoinductivity was evaluated by culturing MG63 osteoblast-like cells on the BCP bioceramic. Results showed that the BCP bioceramic comprising α-TCP and HA in a moderate ratio possessed a hardness of 93.7 Hv. The cells spread faster on the BCP bioceramic than those on the commercial HA. It suggested that the BCP bioceramic can enhance osteoinductivity in vivo.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-198
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Marketing


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