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Design and Evaluation of Doxycycline/Collagen/Chondroitin Sulfate Delivery Systems Used for Cartilage Regeneration

Journal: Proceedings - International Conference on Advanced Materials and Systems (ICAMS) (Vol.2020, No. 8)

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Page : 201-206

Keywords : collagen; doxycycline; chondroitin sulfate;

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Cartilage damage is difficult to self-heal due to an avascular microenvironment and distinct mechanical properties. These features are a challenge in designing a cartilaginous tissue with repairing effect without producing any local infections. Thus, a biodegradable scaffold in which the drug can be incorporated is preferable. Drug delivery systems based on collagen sponges have progressively become remarkable biomaterials for different medical applications. The aim of this work was to design and characterize some collagen/chondroitin sulfate supports with doxycycline for cartilage tissue regeneration. The doxycycline should prevent the development of potential infections. Collagen, chondroitin sulfate and doxycycline gels were cross-linked with different concentrations of glutaraldehyde and then freeze-dried in order to obtain collagen matrices. The structural characteristics for the new synthesized biomaterials were firstly assessed by infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), and scaffolds morphology was then evaluated by optical microscopy and water uptake. The enzymatic biodegradation was also performed. Also, the sponges surface properties were quantified through contact angle. The in vitro doxycycline kinetics release was performed with a dissolution equipment and the release mechanism was investigated. The obtained results recommend these new scaffolds based on doxycycline/collagen/chondroitin sulfate as a promising approach for the treatment of cartilage problems.

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