• B Santhosh Kumar

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    • Iron nanoparticles from blood coated with collagen as a matrix for synthesis of nanohydroxyapatite

      M Chamundeeswari B Santhosh Kumar T Muthukumar L Muthuraman K Purna Sai T P Sastry

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      A simple wet precipitation technique was used to prepare nanobiocomposite containing iron nanoparticles coated with collagen. This nanobiocomposite was used as matrix for the synthesis of nanohydroxyapatite. The physicochemical characteristic studies of the nanohydroxyapatite thus formed were carried out using fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, energydispersive X-ray spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction technique to confirm the formation of hydroxyapatite on iron nanoparticle–collagen complex. The results of the above studies supported the formation of iron nanoparticle–collagen–hydroxyapatite composite. The biological studies such as biocompatibility and hemocompatibility were carried out for nanohydroxyapatite using different cell lines and blood sample. The results of biocompatibility and hemolytic assay revealed that the prepared nanobiocomposite was 100 % biocompatible and hemocompatible. This nanobiocomposite may be used for biomedical application such as injectables for targeted delivery and as scaffold for tissue engineering.

    • Biphasic calcium phosphate–casein bone graft fortified with Cassia occidentalis for bone tissue engineering and regeneration

      B Santhosh Kumar T Hemalatha R Deepachitra R Narasimha Raghavan P Prabu T P Sastry

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      Research on traditional herbs is gaining momentum owing to their potent medical properties, among which Cassia occidentalis (CO) is a promising herb, with osteogenic potential. The study investigates the efficacy of CO extract incorporated biphasic calcium phosphate as an osteoinductive material. Prepared bone implants were characterized physico-chemically using FT-IR, TGA, XRD, SEM and EDX. The implants were analysed further for mechanical and biological properties. The results revealed that CO extract-incorporated bone implants possessed better compression strength and it was able to induce proliferation and enhance alkaline phosphatase activity in SaOS-2 cells. The implant proves to be promising for bone tissue engineering, and hence it demands further in vivo evaluation.

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