Silicon microimplants: fabrication and biocompatibility

Tejal Desai, Mauro Ferrari, Guiseppe Mazzoni

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The objective of this work is to assess the biocompatibility of microengineered porous polysilicon microimplants. To this end, polycrystalline silicon plates were fabricated, with a predetermined pore distribution, and implanted into the pancreas, liver, kidney and spleen of normal rats for seven months. Tissue reaction was evaluated by light microscope. Post-implanted materials were observed under SEM for general appearance and change in surface properties. Results indicate that these silicon microimplants elicit minimal to moderate tissue response making them biocompatible for most biological applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Petroleum Division (Publication) PD
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, United States
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
EventProceedings of the Energy-Sources Technology Conference and Exhibition - Houston, TX, USA
Duration: Jan 29 1995Feb 1 1995


OtherProceedings of the Energy-Sources Technology Conference and Exhibition
CityHouston, TX, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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