Guadalupe Ureiro Cueto

Guadalupe Ureiro Cueto

visiting PhD student (Laboratory of Periodontal Biology and Mineralized Tissues, Faculty of Dentistry, National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM)

Electrophoretic deposition of chitosan coatings enriched with mesoporous bioactive glass nanoparticles (MBGNs) synthesized by sol-gel method for biomedical applications


Supervisor in Erlangen: Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini

One of the significant challenges for titanium-based materials intended for orthopedic applications is the poor osseointegration. Biomaterials-surface characteristics profoundly influence the interactions occurring at the interface between the implant and its adjacent tissues. Chitosan is a natural biopolymer with several biomedical applications because of its biocompatibility and antibacterial properties [1]. The combination of chitosan coatings with inorganic materials such as bioactive glass (BG) contributes to improving its properties, increasing its bioactive properties. This project aims to synthesize chitosan-MBGN composite onto titanium surfaces by electrophoretic deposition (EPD) to improve surface bioactive properties for biomedical applications.

[1] Avcu E, Baştan FE, Abdullah HZ, Rehman MAU, Avcu YY, Boccaccini AR. Electrophoretic deposition of chitosan-based composite coatings for biomedical applications: A review. Prog Mater Sci. 2019, 103:69–108.