• S.A. Martel-Estrada Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez
  • I. Olivas-Armendáriz
  • C.A. Martínez-Pérez Universidad Autónoma de Cd. Juárez
  • J.G. Chacón-Nava
Keywords: chitosan, poly(DL-lactide), apatite, bioactivity, thermally induced phase separation


Porous composites scaffolds of different concentration of chitosan/ Poly(DL,lactide) were fabricated for tissue engineering applications by thermally induced phase separation and lyophilization techniques. The in vitro bioactivity evaluation of the scaffolds was carried out by analyzing the apatite layers produced on them using Simulated Body Fluid (SBF) as incubation medium. The interaction between functional groups in the composite was analyzed using differential scanning calorimetry. The apatite formation was analyzed using FTIR spectroscopy, Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy coupled to energydispersive electron X-ray spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction. The cumulative results obtained from IR spectra and SEM-EDS,suggest that the developed composites might have potential applications in tissue engineering


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How to Cite
Martel-Estrada, S., Olivas-Armendáriz, I., Martínez-Pérez, C., & Chacón-Nava, J. (2020). In vitro BIOACTIVITY OF CHITOSAN/POLY(DL-LACTIDE) COMPOSITES. Revista Mexicana De Ingeniería Química, 11(3), 505-512. Retrieved from

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