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A high-efficient, low toxic and wide-spectrum antibacterial coating designed for 3D printed implants with tailorable releasing properties

Abstract

Here, highly customized and broad-spectrum antibacterial implant was prepared through the combination of 3D printing technology and surface nano-modification. The antibacterial coverage, which consisted of film-forming agent polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), polyethylene acid (PAA) and green syntheized silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs), was modified on the surface of 3D printing implant. The small sized Ag-NPs (<10nm) showed potent broad spectrum and well biocompatibility in relative low concentration. What’s more, through changing the content of Ag-NPs and the proportion of PVA and PAA, the loadings and release rate of Ag-NPs could be controlled according to actual requirements, achieving the goal of precise treatment. Animal experiments demonstrated that the implant system exhibited superior anti-infection performance, which could effectively reduce the postoperative infection riskof implant materials, consequently promoting the practical process of 3D printing implant.

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The article was received on 17 Feb 2017, accepted on 14 Apr 2017 and first published on 21 Apr 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7TB00478H
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. B, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    A high-efficient, low toxic and wide-spectrum antibacterial coating designed for 3D printed implants with tailorable releasing properties

    C. Xue, X. Song, M. Liu, F. Ai, M. Liu, Q. Shang, X. Shi, F. Li, X. he, L. Xie, T. Chen, H. Xin and X. Wang, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7TB00478H

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