Marine-based calcium phosphates from hard coral and calcified algae for biomedical applications

Ipek Karacan, Besim Ben-Nissan, Sutinee Sinutok

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The materials that are developed from the different kind of marine organisms have a broad range of properties and characteristics that can explain their potential functions in the biomedical area. Accordingly, new opportunities are created by biomaterials produced from marine-based sources such as calcium phosphate-based bioceramics, composites, and polymers within the biomedical fields such as new drug delivery systems, the design of novel implantable devices, and various applications in tissue engineering. The major aim of this chapter is to explain the importance of marine structures applicable for biomedical applications as well as choosing the appropriate conversion technique in order to obtain designs and structures best suited for their intended use. Therefore, we will highlight various conversion techniques used in the synthesis of calcium phosphate bioceramics from various marine sources such as Tubipora musica, Foraminifera, Porites Hard Corals and Halimeda cylindracea calcified algae, and their biomedical applications in this chapter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringer Series in Biomaterials Science and Engineering
EditorsAndy H. Choi, Besim Ben-Nissan
Place of PublicationSingapore
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9789811388552
ISBN (Print)9789811388545
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Biomaterials Science and Engineering
ISSN (Print)2195-0644
ISSN (Electronic)2195-0652


  • Calcified algae
  • Calcium phosphate bioceramics
  • Drug delivery systems
  • Hard coral
  • Tissue engineering

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