Development of a novel biodegradable ophthalmic biomaterial based on porous silicon

Y. L. Khung, K. Williams, D. Coster, N. H. Voelcker

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The in vivo biocompatibility, degradation kinetics, and in-vitro toxicity of porous silion were investigated. The development of a biodegradable ophthalmic biomaterial based on porous silicon was also presented. FTIR, XPS nad fluorescene microscopy were used to study the covalent immobilization of bioactive molecules on the porous silicon. The pore size of the porous silicon could be tuned between 5 to 500 nm by varying the current density during the etch.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 17 May 200421 May 2004

Publication series

NameTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress


ConferenceTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress

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