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Potentiality of the "Gum Metal" titanium-based alloy for biomedical applications.

Abstract : In this study, the "Gum Metal" titanium-based alloy (Ti-23Nb-0.7Ta-2Zr-1.2O) was synthesized by melting and then characterized in order to evaluate its potential for biomedical applications. Thus, the mechanical properties, the corrosion resistance in simulated body fluid and the in vitro cell response were investigated. It was shown that this alloy presents a very high strength, a low Young's modulus and a high recoverable strain by comparison with the titanium alloys currently used in medicine. On the other hand, all electrochemical and corrosion parameters exhibited more favorable values showing a nobler behavior and negligible toxicity in comparison with the commercially pure Ti taken as reference. Furthermore, the biocompatibility tests showed that this alloy induced an excellent response of MC3T3-E1 pre-osteoblasts in terms of attachment, spreading, viability, proliferation and differentiation. Consequently, the "Gum Metal" titanium-based alloy processes useful characteristics for the manufacturing of highly biocompatible medical devices.
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D M Gordin, R Ion, C Vasilescu, S I Drob, A Cimpean, et al.. Potentiality of the "Gum Metal" titanium-based alloy for biomedical applications.. MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING C-MATERIALS FOR BIOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS, 2014, 44, pp.362-70. ⟨10.1016/j.msec.2014.08.003⟩. ⟨hal-01114529⟩

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