Biomaterials are new materials developed to improve, enhance or replace, partially or fully, body parts, tissues or organs, being obtained from a substance or combination of two or more substances of natural or synthetic nature.
To be able to perform the function for which they are intended, the biomaterials must have two crucial features:
According to William, Doillon & Silver (1987, 1989, apud E’GUES, 2005) are examples of biomaterials those materials which replace or induce the growth of bone, cartilage, ligaments, skin and tissue repair, such as the dental pulp.
Because it is the main mineral phase found in bone tissue, and for having high biocompatibility and biofunctionality, the hydroxyapatite has been widely exploited as a biomaterial, with the primary clinical purpose of growth and / or replacement of bone tissue (BICALHO, 2008; COSTA, 2009; E’GUES, 2005; MAVROPOULOS, 1999; MALZAC, 2008; SOCCOL, 2006)
Read the entire article "Caminho Aberto", on Biotechnology, in this issue of September/2012 of the DC Análise journal, Daily Journal of Commerce group. The article also features an interview with Dr. Sheila Bicalho, partner at JHS Biomaterials.Clique para ver a reportagem
Read our book “HAP-91 and COL.HAP-91 – Casuistry and Scientific Studies,” a full study developed on Hydroxyapatite and Case Studies conducted by doctors and dentists in partnership with JHS Biomaterials.
The book, which is in its fourth edition, is the result of Master / Doctorate theses of the authors (Sheyla M. C. Máximo Bicalho, Andréa P. B. Borges, and Cleuza de Faria Rezende) and is constantly updated by the scientific community.