June 24, 2022

Silicon Nitride as a Biomedical Material: An Overview

Share this post

Du, X., Lee, S. S., Blugan, G., & Ferguson, S. J. (2022). Silicon Nitride as a Biomedical Material: An Overview. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 23(12), 6551.

What makes a biomedical material ideal? It should not only have excellent mechanical properties but also a favorable response to the physiological environment. This article shows that silicon nitride (Si3N4) is a leading choice for orthopedic implants due to its high strength, artifact-free imaging, and bio-responsiveness. Some of the advantages of silicon nitride over metals and polymers are that it has a higher compressive strength, higher fracture toughness, and promotes bone tissue healing while inhibiting bacterial proliferation.

Get More Information

If you want additional information about SiNAPTIC’s manufacturing capabilities or its product portfolio, please submit an inquiry using this form and a member of our team will be in touch.

Follow Us: