Baradari H.,Spcts Center Europeen Of La Ceramique |
Damia C.,Spcts Center Europeen Of La Ceramique |
Dutreih-Colas M.,Spcts Center Europeen Of La Ceramique |
Champion E.,Spcts Center Europeen Of La Ceramique |
And 2 more authors.
Science and Technology of Advanced Materials | Year: 2011
Calcium phosphate bone substitute materials can be loaded with active substances for in situ, targeted drug administration. In this study, porous β-TCP pellets were investigated as an anti-inflammatory drug carrier. Porous β-TCP pellets were impregnated with an ethanolic solution of ibuprofen. The effects of contact time and concentration of ibuprofen solution on drug adsorption were studied. The ibuprofen adsorption equilibrium time was found to be one hour. The adsorption isotherms fitted to the Freundlich model, suggesting that the interaction between ibuprofen and β-TCP is weak. The physicochemical characterizations of loaded pellets confirmed that the reversible physisorption of ibuprofen on β-TCP pellets is due to VanderWaals forces, and this property was associated with the 100% ibuprofen release. © 2011 National Institute for Materials Science.