Development of bisphosphonate-calcium phosphate composites and drug release characteristic

Hidekuni Kameda, Tomohiko Yoshioka, Toshiyuki Ikoma, Junzo Tanaka

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Bisphosphonate (Bp) was adsorbed on the surface of crystalline calcium phosphates (CP); hydroxyapatite (HAp), octacalcium phosphate (OCP) and Dicalcium phosphate dehydrate (DCPD). The amount of Bp adsorbed was the largest for DCPD per unit surface area, while the amount was the largest for HAp per unit weight. The composites of Bp and amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP) were synthesized by titrating calcium acetate solution into phosphate buffer solution containing Bp. The amount of Bp doped in the composites was 366 μg/mg and was approximately 7 times larger than those of Bp adsorbed on the crystalline Calcium phosphates. TG-DTA measurements of a Bp-calcium and the composite indicated exothermic peaks due to Bp combustion, of which temperature were shifted to higher temperature for the composite. Bp in the composites was gradually released into phosphate buffered saline, while Bp was rapidly released into acetate buffer solution accompanied with the dissolution of ACP. This result suggests that the composite of Bp and ACP has potential for a drug-carrier releasing Bp in response to the condition of osteoclastic bone resorption.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGels and Biomedical Materials
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 28 2011Dec 2 2011

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2011 MRS Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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